Lafayette College

Easton, PA, USA
4.10 Average Rating

Lafayette College is based in Easton, PA, and is considered a “Hidden Ivy.” This private college leads all other liberal arts colleges in the US with the most Goldwater Scholarship recipients. Lafayette is ranked on several lists by The Princeton Review, including “Best Northeastern,” “Colleges That Pay You Back,” and “Best Schools for Internships”. It is a “more selective” university with economics, political science, and mechanical engineering among the most popular majors for undergraduates.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
31%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other January 15, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
16%
Out-Of-State Students
81%
57%
Submitting ACT
57%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 31
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1363
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
2,594
Total Number of Undergrads
2,594
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
62%
20-39 Students
35%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
87%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
90%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$30,820
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$52,880
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$52,880
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,640
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
9%
Average Aid Per Year
$39,957
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
9%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,459
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$38,631

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
36%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,070
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$264
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Student Organizations
250
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
92%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Leopards
School Colors
White/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Patriot League

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Philadelphia
Allentown
Boston
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
67%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$80,500
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What Students Are Saying

4.10 Average Rating
Lafayette College is the place where the student comes before all else. Focused on ensuring the success of all current students, this Liberal Arts college is the perfect place to set up good future foundations in both the workplace and graduate schools. If a student is not sure what they want to do in life, this is the perfect school to self actualize and truly realize his or her calling.
Rachel from New Jersey
I love the people here, the professors, and the athletic department. Everyone is very friendly and always helpful. There is no one that I don't like.
It has a very great atmosphere with a lot of great people you can relax with or study with; at Lafayette there are a lot of intelligent people who are completely willing to help. In addition to the people, the professors are truly amazing because they take the time to get to know you personally and will try their best to help you, and they will even offer research since Lafayette has the resources of a large university in a much smaller, friendlier environment. Not only does Lafayette have a beautiful campus, everything is within ten minute walking distance meaning your friends are never far away.
Peter from Swan Lake, NY
Lafayette college is a great education. They have so many tools to prepare you for life after college, and they work hard to make sure you have a job before you leave. Over all it's alright, just a bit socially pretentious.
AMG from VA
Extremely strong alumni relations with endless opportunities.
Greek life and Athletics dominate social life.
Extremely easy to be involved in multiple clubs and activities on campus.
Clare from NJ
You get MORE for what you pay for: A driven atmosphere, Professors who care and WANT you to succeed, and a great opportunity.
C from Easton, PA

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