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.

Website: www.lafayette.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,594
Undergraduate
Students
(51.9%) 1,345 Women
(48.1%) 1,249 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Not reported
Overall Admission Rate
31% of 8,469 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
678 average
630-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
664 average
630-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
28-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$71,270
Tuition and Fees
$52,880
Room and Board
$15,640
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$49,946
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,974
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
237
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 49% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Easton Population
26,951
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City, Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
93% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Leopard
Sororities
34% of women participate
Fraternities
22% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.8% Asian
5.5% Black/African-American
7.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.8% White
6.6% Unknown
International Students
10.0% from 61 countries
First-Year Students Returning
95.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
86.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
69%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Not reported

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma or equivalent is not required
High School Program
 

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   2
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives   5

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 25
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Recommended
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
730 High Street
City, State, Zip
Easton, PA 18042
Phone
(610) 330-5100
Fax
(610) 330-5127
E-mail
admissions@lafayette.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, February 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
31% of 8,469 applicants were admitted
Women
35% of 4,024 applicants were admitted
Men
27% of 4,445 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
680 (26%) of 2,609 admitted students enrolled
Women
360 (26%) of 1,396 admitted students enrolled
Men
320 (26%) of 1,213 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
46% of 726 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
1,708
Students Accepting Wait List Position
412
Students Admitted From Wait List
111

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
31%
3.50 - 3.74
29%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
678 average
630-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
41%
Score of 600 - 700
46%
Score of 500 - 600
12%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
664 average
630-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
33%
Score of 600 - 700
53%
Score of 500 - 600
13%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
29 average
28-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
53%
Score of 24 - 29
43%
Score of 18 - 23
4%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 58%
Top quarter: 82%
Top half: 95%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
2%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$71,270
Tuition and Fees
$52,880
Room and Board
$15,640
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$1,000
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
January 15
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003284
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
446 (65.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
244 (54.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
243 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
243 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$49,946
Need-Based Gift
Received by 239 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $44,113
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 223 (91.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,000
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 43 (17.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
29 (4.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $26,759

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,339 (52.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
762 (56.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
759 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
759 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$49,361
Need-Based Gift
Received by 733 (96.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $43,399
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 698 (92.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,183
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 126 (16.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
210 (8.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $28,900

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
45%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,974
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,258
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • 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
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Engineering, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
237
Part-Time Faculty
56
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
80%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 49% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 66% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 17% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,016,804
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
690
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Easton Population
26,951
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City, Philadelphia
Campus Size
340 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.8 average low in January, 80 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Easton
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
93% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
7%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Leopard
School Colors
Maroon and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Fencing x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Fencing x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Fencing x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
crew, equestrian sports, rugby, skiing (downhill), weight lifting
Men's Club Sports
crew, equestrian sports, ice hockey, rugby, skiing (downhill), squash, weight lifting, wrestling

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, weight lifting, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, laf (lafayette activities forum), student government, crew, international students association, leopards lair
Sororities
34% of women participate
Fraternities
22% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,594
Women
1,345 (51.9%)
Men
1,249 (48.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,551
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.8% Asian
5.5% Black/African-American
7.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.8% White
6.6% Unknown
International Students.
10.0% from 61 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
95.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
86.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
89.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
90.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
69%
Average Starting Salary
69%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Engineering 8%
Law 6%
Arts and Sciences 12%
Medicine 4%
Veterinary Medicine 1%

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