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Lafayette College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
2,375
Total Undergrads
Including 52 Part-time
648
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 1 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

47% Women
53% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AA

Patriot League

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

9
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $90,383)
9
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $61,140)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 89 93 Yes Yes
Baseball 35 - Yes -
Basketball 15 12 Yes Yes
Field Hockey - 18 Yes Yes
Football 90 - - -
Golf 14 - - -
Lacrosse 39 29 Yes -
Soccer 28 28 Yes -
Softball - 20 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 26 32 Yes -
Tennis 10 10 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Squash - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.1%
Hispanic 5.1%
Non-resident alien 6.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 12.6%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 66.3%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 6%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 20 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 63
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 26

Notable Alumni

  • Harrison Woodhull Crosby, commercialized the canned tomato
  • Joel Silver, producer of films like "Die Hard," "Lethal Weapon," and "The Matrix"
  • John J. Marchalonis, discoverer of T-cell receptors
  • Roger Newton, co-discovered Lipitor
  • Stephen Crane, American novelist ("The Red Badge of Courage")
  • Charles Bergstresser, one of the founders of Dow Jones & Company
Reviews Dorm Life
  • AMG from VA
  • 4
  • Loud dorms! Mckeen and south are the most popular dorms. They are kept clean, and the bathroom was really nice in mckeen (where I lived last year). There are a…

  • Jul-06-2012 Read More
  • Easton, PA
  • 4
  • Living with students from same regions of the east coast provides a good atmosphere. …

  • Mar-27-2012 Read More
  • Sam
  • 4
  • Lafayette provides a variety of dorms for students, but first year students are usually placed in doubles. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors can choose from doubles, triples, quads, and suites. Seniors…

  • Jan-07-2013 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Clare from NJ
  • Jun-17-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining hours and food options this year were terrible. But there in a process of remaking the entire dining setup.

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  • 4
  • Peter from Swan Lake, NY
  • Jun-27-2013 I am a current student here

    Food at Lafayette has it's ups and downs like most institutions, but it is most certainly a much higher quality than high school food and the workers are very nice lovable people and extremely flexible with individual needs. About once a month dining services holds special meals based on various themes from Pacific Islands to fast food (it is actually mock fast food that is much higher quality) and it is always delectable. The food hours are quite good ranging from 7am to 130am most days.

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  • 3
  • Ayari from Red Hook, NY
  • May-30-2013 I am a current student here

    There are 5 different places to eat on campus. The food quality is average but you get tired of the meal options after a while. We just switched to a new food service provider so the meal options are likely to change next year.

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  • 3
  • Lynn
  • May-26-2013 I am a current student here

    The food isn't the best, but we're getting a new food service so who knows, it could get better.

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  • 3
  • Sam
  • Jan-07-2013 I am a current student here

    Lafayette provides several dining options for students. The main dining halls, Farinon and Marquis, are good options for first years. However, meal plans can be overly constricting for upper-level students, and it is often much less expensive to go off the meal plan entirely after the first year.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Oct-11-2012 I am a current student here

    Two main dining halls but a couple of other places to eat and 3 different main meal plans. Lots of options and the food is pretty good.

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  • 4
  • Rachel from Kulpmont, PA
  • Jul-24-2012 I am a current student here

    There are many places on campus to get food, as well as many of campus dining options. You can find pretty much any type of food you're in the mood for within walking distance. If not, there are tons of places that are willing to deliver!

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  • 3
  • AMG from VA
  • Jul-06-2012 I am a current student here

    We have our cafeteria that everyone calls upper. It's pretty standard, but the foods good. Lower is more for grab and go. In lower the yogurt bar and sandwich/ wraps are pretty popular. Simons is a sandwich shop that everyone raves about. Really great sandwiches. Marquis is the less popular dining hall just because of the location. It is a little more family style. Gilberts is the late night food stop. The cookies are delicious and so are the fries. We also have a Starbucks in our library.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Clare from NJ
  • Jun-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is very dominant. You can not be involved until Sophomore year.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Jun-11-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm not involved but there is a strong presence of it on campus

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  • 0
  • Peter from Swan Lake, NY
  • Jun-27-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is not as prominent at Lafayette as it used to be, but the fraternities and sororities hold events for the general population and are not trying to exclude non-members.The Fraternities and Sororities hold bi-annual events so that you can see what the Greek Life is like without making any commitments. Lafayette Greek life is really pretty standard, but is certainly not sub-par by any means.

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  • 0
  • Ayari from Red Hook, NY
  • May-30-2013 I am a current student here

    A majority of the campus is involved in greek life. There are only 8 Greek organizations on campus but you hardly notice since our campus is so small. If you're looking for a specific frat or sorority, chances are we don't have it here.

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  • 0
  • Sam
  • Jan-07-2013 I am a current student here

    Lafayette does have Greek life, although it has been seeing some opposition from the administration recently. Lafayette is a small school, so Greek life can create further divisions and cliques in the student body. Many students are involved in Greek life, but at the same time, many are not.

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  • 0
  • C from Easton, PA
  • Nov-10-2012 I am a current student here

    It's here if you want it. It's not as though you can't find friends if you don't join. On the contrary, only 30% f people at Lafayette are in Frats or Sororities.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Oct-11-2012 I am a current student here

    There are many sororities and fraternities you could pledge to sophomore year.

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  • 0
  • Rachel from Kulpmont, PA
  • Jul-24-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is big on campus and many people are a part of it. Greek life allows students to be involved in community service while having some fun too!

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  • 0
  • AMG from VA
  • Jul-06-2012 I am a current student here

    It is hugeeee. Pretty much all girls are involved in Greek life. You want a social life? Go Greek. It's ridiculous.

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