Lafayette College

Easton, PA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • 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
8,469
Students Applied
14%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
28
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
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
Early Decision II
January 15, 2020
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$65
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
16%
Out-Of-State Students
81%
US States Represented
46
Countries Represented
53
57%
Submitting ACT
57%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 31
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1363
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
630
75th
730
Reading
25th
630
75th
710
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
28%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
52
Top 25%
78
Top 50%
96

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@lafayette.edu
Admissions Telephone: 610-330-5100
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.10 Average Rating
If you like to work hard, play hard, and party hard... then, Lafayette is the place for you!
Amanda from Moorestown, NJ
If you get the feeling this is the place for you, apply early! it really helps your chances and doesn't affect your aid.
Visit, A LOT. show interest it really helps!
Jeff from Hershey, PA
Go for an interview if you are applying, they like to attach a face to a name. Also, once you are there go to the Activity Fair that is set up in the first few weeks, you can find plenty of cool clubs to look into and find your niche more quickly. One more piece of advice: no matter where you go don't be afraid to go see your professors during their office hours. They want to talk to you to help you, that's why they have office hours!
Grace from Hopatcong, NJ
Honestly, Lafayette isn't for everyone and if someone says that then they are lying, but Lafayette is a beautiful place, but it is quite small with just over 2400 students, so if you want a large university - this isn't it. However, here professors and students alike get to know everyone around them making for a very comfortable and helpful environment. Lafayette is a great school but I go here so I am biased, but it isn't challenging to get used to the environment and you will never feel left out here unless you don't like Lafayette's qualities.
Peter from Swan Lake, NY
It is very much a 'richy rich' school. All the best brands, newest things, and the judgements that come along with not having those things. You can find people who are not that way, but the majority of them are, and the in crowd is, so be prepared. Expect loud dorm rooms. The foods actually pretty good. Expensive books and school store gear. A lot of very fun traditions.
AMG from VA
Experience the social aspect/night life of the school before coming. Know freshman year will be rough.
Clare from NJ
If you don't work hard already, you will here. That is okay though because you'll love what you do and have a great time doing it.
C from Easton, PA
Lafayette's selection process does take GPA's into effect; however, this school desires students with many extracurricular activities and students who are very passionate and involved. If you desire to attend this school, find something you love and put your whole being into it (no matter what it is). These type of students are the ones who are not only accepted into the school, but also thrive when they arrive.
Rachel from New Jersey
Always talk to your professors. It doesn't even have to be about the class just make sure they know your name and face

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