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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 Students2,594
   Women1,345 (51.9%)
   Men1,249 (48.1%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyNot reported
Overall Admission Rate31% of 8,469 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math678 average
630-730 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading664 average
630-710 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite29 average
28-31 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$68,630
Tuition and Fees
$50,850
Room and Board
$15,040
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$49,946
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$32,974

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
237
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Easton Population26,951
Nearest Metropolitan AreaNew York City, Philadelphia
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 93% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotLeopard
Sororities34% of women participate
Fraternities 22% of men participate

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 Students10.0% from 61 countries
First-Year Students Returning95.0%
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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Average 3.73 4.10 672 670 30
Low 2.80 3.00 530 480 22
High 4.00 5.00 800 780 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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