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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,550
   Women 1,302 (51.1%)
   Men 1,248 (48.9%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty  
Overall Admission Rate Not reported
Early Action Offered  
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.53
SAT Math 662 average
620-710 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 626 average
580-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $64,355
  Tuition and Fees $48,885
  Room and Board $14,470
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $45,502
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 220
Regular Class Size 2-9 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 Population 26,951
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City, Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 94% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Leopard
Sororities 34% of women participate
Fraternities 23% of men participate
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 Students 10.4% from 59 countries
First-Year Students Returning 94.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 85.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 69%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 18.0%