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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
2,642
Undergraduate
Students
(52.2%) 1,380 Women
(47.8%) 1,262 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
29% of 9,237 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.51
SAT Math
630-735 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
663 average
620-700 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
27-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$74,016
Tuition and Fees
$55,002
Room and Board
$16,264
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$49,256
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,341
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
239
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
92% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Leopard
Sororities
34% of women participate
Fraternities
24% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.6% Asian
5.8% Black/African-American
7.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.3% White
6.5% Unknown
International Students
9.4% from 53 countries
First-Year Students Returning
93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
82.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
67%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
18.0%
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