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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.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students2,533
   Women1,237 (48.8%)
   Men1,296 (51.2%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported


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
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.50
SAT Math665 average
620-710 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading629 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing634 average
590-690 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$64,355
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$44,604
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
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


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
Sororities30% of women participate
Fraternities 25% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.9% Asian
5.3% Black/African-American
7.0% Hispanic/Latino
2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.5% White
7.6% Unknown
International Students9.2% from 52 countries
First-Year Students Returning95.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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Average 3.71 4.10 682 665 30
Low 2.86 2.86 570 440 23
High 4.00 4.92 790 750 35
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• 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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