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Lafayette College

Easton, PA

Lafayette College is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded as a men's college in 1826, it adopted coeducation in 1970. It has a small college environment with limitless opportunities. Its focus is on the student, promoting active learning with all students, monitored by a caring faculty. Its 110-acre campus is located in Easton, 60 miles north of Philadelphia.

Web Sitewww.lafayette.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students2,550
   Women1,302 (51.1%)
   Men1,248 (48.9%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported

ADMISSION

Entrance Difficulty 
Overall Admission RateNot reported
Early Action Offered 
Early Decision Offered 
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.53
SAT Math662 average
620-710 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading626 average
580-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing637 average
590-690 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$64,355
Tuition and Fees
$48,885
Room and Board
$14,470
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$45,502
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$29,324

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
220
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Easton Population26,951
Nearest Metropolitan AreaNew York City, Philadelphia
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 94% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotLeopard
Sororities34% of women participate
Fraternities 23% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.7% Asian
5.9% Black/African-American
7.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.8% White
6.9% Unknown
International Students10.4% from 59 countries
First-Year Students Returning94.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
85.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
69%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
18.0%
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.72 4.09 666 661 30
Low 2.80 3.00 540 570 22
High 4.00 4.87 800 760 35
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DID YOU KNOW?

• In 1844 Lafayette was the first college to award a degree to a slave, David McDonogh, so he could learn medicine and accompany freed slaves to Liberia.

• Some claim Lafayette's annual football game against Lehigh carries on the tradition of the oldest college rivalry in the U.S.

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