Lafayette College

Easton, PA

Lafayette College

Easton, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$57,052

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
26%
600-699
58%
500-599
13%
400-499
1%
700-800
45%
600-699
39%
500-599
13%
400-499
0
30-36
59%
24-29
37%
18-23
3%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

31%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,682
Declined 5,839
Total Received 8,521
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Private

2,662

undergraduate students

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School Facts

Lafayette College, founded in 1826, is a highly selective private, exclusively undergraduate college, emphasizing the liberal arts, sciences and engineering.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,662
Established in 1826
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

110-acre campus in Easton (population: 27,109); additional 230 acres three miles from campus with additional athletic fields; 60 miles from Philadelphia and 70 miles from New York City. Served by bus; major airport serves Newark, NJ (55 miles); smaller airport serves Allentown (15 miles); train serves Philadelphia. School operates transportation to athletic fields, downtown area, shopping malls, and special events.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: New York City, Philadelphia
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Lehigh Valley International

Lafayette College
730 High Street
Easton, PA
18042

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
93%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • LAF (Lafayette Activities Forum)
  • Student Government
  • Crew
  • International Students Association
  • Leopards Lair

Top Events

  • Presidential Ball
  • Annual Spring Concert
  • Lafayette-Lehigh Football Weekend

Fun Facts

  • Lafayette College could've competed in the 1949 Sun Bowl, but they declined because student player David Showell, a black Army Air Corps veteran, was barred from the event due to his race. The incident exposed some of the discrimination in college football at the time, and three years later the Sun Bowl was integrated.
  • Since their first matchup in 1884, Lafayette College vs. Lehigh is the most-played rivalry in college football. The 150th meeting of the teams was held in Yankee Stadium in 2014.
  • The invention of the football helmet is largely credited to Lafayette College student George Barclay, who worked with a saddle maker to create it in 1894.
  • Lafayette College coach Herb McCracken is credited with inventing the football huddle, using it in 1924 to avoid the prying eyes of the University of Pennsylvania team.
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
54%
Top 1/4
81%
Top 1/2
97%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
26%
600-699
58%
500-599
13%
400-499
1%
700-800
45%
600-699
39%
500-599
13%
400-499
0
30-36
59%
24-29
37%
18-23
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $65
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.52

Very Selective

31%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,682
Declined 5,839
Total Received 8,521

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 57
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

57%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$6,366

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $56,556
Room & board $16,874
Additional fees $496
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $900
Total $75,826
Average Financial Aid - $6,366
Total with Avg. Aid $69,460
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Financial Facts

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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Fencing
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

baby biathlon, badminton, baseball, basketball, billiards, crew, croquet, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, ice hockey, kickball, lacrosse, outing club, quidditch, racquetball, rugby, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, walleyball, Wiffle ball, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

baby biathlon, badminton, baseball, basketball, billiards, crew, croquet, dance, dodgeball, equestrian sports, field hockey, flag football, floor hockey, gymnastics, ice skating, kickball, quidditch, racquetball, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, walleyball, Wiffle ball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Fencing, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Sailing, Skiing (cross-country), Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Volleyball, Weight lifting, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Fencing, Field hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Sailing, Skiing (cross-country), Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Volleyball, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Anthropology
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Science
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Music, General
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

2,662

total students

19%

in-state

81%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,662
students

Female
51%
1,357

Male
49%
1,305

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

2,633
students

Female
51%
1,342

Male
49%
1,291

2%

29
students

Female
52%
15

Male
48%
14

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 94%
Student 4 year graduation rate 84%
Student 5 year graduation rate 3%
Student 6 year graduation rate 0%

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

18

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other
  • Tutors
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