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About Lafayette College

Lafayette College is a private, religious school that was founded in 1826. It is very difficult to get into Lafayette College. Lafayette College enrolls 2,514 undergrads and no graduate students.

Lafayette College does not offer early action and offers early decision.

Acceptance Rate for Lafayette College

Lafayette College admitted 36% of all applicants in 2021. 51% of applicants that applied early decision in 2021 got in to Lafayette College. Out of 8,215 applications received in 2021, 2,922 students were offered admission .

Lafayette College Application Deadlines

Lafayette College's regular decision application deadline is January 1. All regular decision applicants should hear back from Lafayette College by April 1.

Early Admissions at Lafayette College

Lafayette College offers early decision. Lafayette College does not offer early action.

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 36%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 51%
Average GPA 3.5
Mean ACT score 30
Mean SAT score 1340
Tuition $55,874

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to Lafayette College.

Financial Aid at Lafayette College

Lafayette College meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Lafayette College full-time are awarded $35,001 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve 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..

Dorms at Lafayette College

Lafayette College offers housing for up to 2,327 students.

Most Lafayette College students live off campus.

Presidential Ball, Annual Spring Concert, and and Lafayette-Lehigh Football Weekend are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Lafayette College.

GPA and Test Scores for Lafayette College

Lafayette College is considered very difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities , recommendations and essays. Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Lafayette College is 1340. The mean ACT scores is 30.

Does Lafayette College Require Test Scores?

Lafayette College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 75% submitted the SAT. 29% submitted the ACT.

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Lafayette College Waitlist

In 2021, 1,881 applicants were waitlisted and 79 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Lafayette College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lafayette College

About 87% of students who start at Lafayette College come back the next year. Out of the 648 students who started at Lafayette College as first-time freshman, 555 graduate within four years.

Lafayette College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 90%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Lafayette College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 68 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $60,885 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $26,816 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Lafayette College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Lafayette College a good school for you?

What is Lafayette College's Endowment?

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $839,402,000. The school spends $2,620 for each full-time student enrolled.

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Where is Lafayette College Located?

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.

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College Info

730 High Street Easton, PA 18042

Campus Setting: Suburban

Lafayette College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

May 1

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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Lafayette College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

28 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

33 and Above

Good

28 to 33

Avg

28 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Lafayette College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1270 - 1420

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Math SAT Range

630 - 730

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Reading SAT Range

620 - 710

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1420 and Above

Good

1270 to 1420

Avg

1270 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Lafayette College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$74,034

In State

$74,034

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$55,874
$55,874
Fees
$490
$490
Housing
$16,670
$16,670
Books
$1,000
$1,000

Student Life

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.

98%

Full Time

2%

Part Time

19%

In State

81%

Out-of-State

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,514

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

36%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$56,364

Out-of-State

$56,364

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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