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
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb or town
In-State Students
16%
Out-Of-State Students
74%
0
100
29%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other January 15, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
2,642
Total Number of Undergrads
2,642
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
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100
88%
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
$26,855
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$55,727
Out-of-State Tuition
$55,727
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
50%
Average Aid Per Year
$41,785
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Student Organizations
230
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
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
$67,500
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What Students Are Saying

4.10 Average Rating
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
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

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