Tuition & Fees

$52,880

$52,880

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
33%
600-699
53%
500-599
13%
400-499
1%
700-800
41%
600-699
46%
500-599
12%
400-499
1%
700-800
22%
600-699
52%
500-599
22%
400-499
4%
30-36
59%
24-29
34%
18-23
7%
30-36
40%
24-29
54%
18-23
6%
30-36
52%
24-29
44%
18-23
4%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Very Selective

30%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,609
Declined + 5,860
Total Received 8,469
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Private (nonprofit)

2,594

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Economics
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 2361
ACT 3606

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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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Location

School Facts

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

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,594
Established in 1826
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Easton, PA

110-acre campus in Easton (population: 26,978); 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.

Lafayette College
730 High Street
Easton, PA 18042

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
93%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 22% of male students
 
6 sororities 34% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
58%
Top 1/4
82%
Top 1/2
95%
Bottom 1/2
5%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
33%
600-699
53%
500-599
13%
400-499
1%
700-800
41%
600-699
46%
500-599
12%
400-499
1%
700-800
22%
600-699
52%
500-599
22%
400-499
4%
30-36
59%
24-29
34%
18-23
7%
30-36
40%
24-29
54%
18-23
6%
30-36
52%
24-29
44%
18-23
4%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

30%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,609
Declined + 5,860
Total Received 8,469

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Interview
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Matthew Hyde
Director of Admissions
P: 610 330-5100
admissions@lafayette.edu

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$49,361

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $52,415
Room $9,670
Board $5,970
Additional fees $465
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $69,520
Average Financial Aid - $49,361
Total with Avg. Aid $20,159

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,439,610
State $147,279
Institutional $30,216,653
Other external $320,673
Total $32,124,215

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $6,410,194
Other external $1,394,985
Total $7,805,179
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
March 1

Institution's own financial aid form
March 1

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
March 1

State aid form
March 1

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
March 1

Business/Farm Supplement
March 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

State aid form

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Business/Farm Supplement

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Ashley Bianchi
Director of Student Financial Aid
bianchia@lafayette.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
fencing
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
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

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Athletic Directors

Sherryta Freeman (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Kaitlyn Mckittrick (women's)
Senior Associate Director Of Athletics, Swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Patriot League (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Leopards
School colors
maroon and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Africana Studies
American Civilization
Anthropology/Sociology
Art
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Science
Economics/Business
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
English
Environmental Science
French
Geology
German
Government/Law
Government/Law/Foreign Language
History
History/Government/Law
International Affairs
International Economics/Commerce
Mathematics
Mathematics/Economics
Mechanical Engineering
Music Theory/History
Philosophy
Physics
Policy Studies
Psychology
Religion
Religion/Politics
Russian
Russian/Eastern European Studies
Spanish
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Economics
  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

2,594

total students

18%

in-state

82%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,594
students

Female
52%
1,345

Male
48%
1,249

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

2,551
students

Female
52%
1,324

Male
48%
1,227

2%

43
students

Female
49%
21

Male
51%
22

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Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

22%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

semester hours

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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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 61
Countries most often represented China
India
Pakistan
Turkey
Vietnam
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Eugene Gabay
Associate Director of Admissions
610 330-5950
gabaye@lafayette.edu

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