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Lafayette College is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Easton, Pennsylvania. Lafayette College was founded in 1826 and now enrolls around 2,514 students a year, including 2,514 undergrads. Lafayette College provides on-campus housing for up to 2,327 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 95% of students spend their weekends on campus .
There are many ways for students to get involved at Lafayette College! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Lafayette College's theater groups.
Interested in journalism or communications? Lafayette College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.
Thinking of pledging? Lafayette College has fraternities and sororities.
Planning to play sports? Lafayette College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Lafayette College on the Student Life page.
Learn more about life at Lafayette College on the Student Life page.
Mark your calendar! January 15, 2022 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should find out if they got admitted by April 1.
|2021 Lafayette College Facts At-A-Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||36%|
|Early Decision Acceptance Rate||51%|
|Applicants Submitting SAT scores||75%|
Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.
Let's take a look at each of these factors to get a better sense of what Lafayette College offers and if it might be a good fit for you.
It is very difficult to get into Lafayette College. Around 36% of applicants get into Lafayette College each year. Last year, 8,215 students applied to Lafayette College and 2,922 were admitted.
Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.
Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Lafayette College, around 87% come back the next year. Lafayette College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 90%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.
Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 68% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.
The average starting salary for recent Lafayette College grads is $60,885 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. Lafayette College's endowment was valued at $839.4 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $2,620 for each full-time student enrolled.
Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. Lafayette College meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $35,001 a year.
The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $26,816 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.
Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Lafayette College. Based on this information, how does Lafayette College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Lafayette College a good school for you?
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Lafayette College is located in the suburban setting of Easton, Pennsylvania, less than an hour from New York City and Philadelphia.
If you want to see Lafayette College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 78 to Easton, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Lehigh Valley International.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Lafayette College and Easton are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lafayette College is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lafayette College is May 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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The median ACT score of an admitted student to Lafayette College is 30. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into Lafayette College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 28 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 28 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1420 and Above
1270 to 1420
1270 and Less
The median SAT score for Lafayette College students is 1340. Applicants with SAT scores of 1420 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Lafayette College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1270 to 1420 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1270 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Lafayette College.
Wondering what life at Lafayette College is like? There are approximately 2,514 students enrolled at Lafayette College. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 19% percent are from PA and 81% percent of students are from other states.
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