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
In State Students
16%
Out of State Students
74%
0
100
28%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 30
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1294
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2018 May 1, 2018
More Admissions Info

Academics

Key Academic Stats

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

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
0
100
88%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
90%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
National: 21:1
More Academics Info

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$32,047
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$48,450
Out-of-State Tuition
$48,450
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
46%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,612
More Financial Info

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
230
Size of Town
Suburb: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
More Campus Life Info

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
More About Post-Grad

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
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

Similar Colleges