Lafayette College

Easton, PA

Lafayette College

Easton, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$55,742

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
710
25th
620
75th
730
25th
630
75th
35
25th
30
75th
31
25th
26
75th
33
25th
28
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,922
Declined 5,293
Total Received 8,215
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Private

2,701

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,701
Established in 1826
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Presbyterian

Social Networks

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: Large town

Lafayette College
730 High Street
Easton, PA
18042

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
93%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
54%
Top 1/4
81%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
710
25th
620
75th
730
25th
630
75th
35
25th
30
75th
31
25th
26
75th
33
25th
28

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,922
Declined 5,293
Total Received 8,215

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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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Financial Aid

55%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$42,748

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $54,512
Room $10,056
Board $6,207
Additional fees $1,230
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $73,005
Average Financial Aid - $42,748
Total with Avg. Aid $30,257

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $529,272
State $56,728
Institutional $10,818,218
Other external $107,808
Total $11,512,016

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $1,111,138
Other external $319,789
Total $1,430,927

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 610 330-5055
F: 610 330-5758

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming yes
Swimming and diving yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

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

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Patriot League (Division I, Football I-AA)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African Studies. yes
Area Studies, Other. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Asian Studies/Civilization. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Chemical Engineering. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes
Economics, General. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes
Engineering, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
History, General. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music, General. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Political Science and Government, Other. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Sociology and Anthropology. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Social Sciences
  2. Engineering
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

2,701

total students

18%

in-state

82%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,701
students

Female
51%
1,367

Male
49%
1,334

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

2,657
students

Female
51%
1,347

Male
49%
1,310

2%

44
students

Female
45%
20

Male
55%
24

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Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

6%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: May 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 57
Countries most often represented China
India
Nepal
Turkey
Vietnam
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors

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