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Colleges / Lafayette College

Lafayette College

Easton, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate41%
Acceptance Rate41%

Lafayette College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Lafayette College, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 15 and the fee for the application costs $65.

Students who submit their applications to Lafayette College for the fall semester should hear back from Lafayette College by April 1.

Lafayette College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Lafayette College's admissions stats.

Lafayette College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 45%
Mean SAT Score 1375
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 28%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 13%
Waitlist Yes

Lafayette College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Lafayette College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 15 December 15
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes January 1 April 1

Want to Apply Early to Lafayette College?

Lafayette College offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Lafayette College is 53%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 41%. In 2022, Lafayette College admitted 330 of the 617 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply early to boost their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it shows your interest in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Lafayette College

For more information on transferring to Lafayette College, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Lafayette College

In 2022, Lafayette College waitlisted 1,836 students and 763 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 32 eventually were offered a spot.

What Does Lafayette College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Lafayette College

What does Lafayette College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Lafayette College for more information on admission factors.

Lafayette College Application Requirements

To apply to Lafayette College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Lafayette College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Lafayette College?

Students admitted to Lafayette College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 23% submitted a class rank. At Lafayette College 45% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 75% were in the top 25% and 94% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Lafayette College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 9.49%
3.75 and 3.99 22.05%
3.50 and 3.74 26.15%
3.25 and 3.49 20.51%
3.00 and 3.24 15.38%
2.50 and 2.9 6.15%
2.00 and 2.49 0.26%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Lafayette College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Lafayette College looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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.

In 2022, 28% of Lafayette College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 13% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Lafayette College?

To be competitive with other Lafayette College applicants, you should strive to score between 1330 and 1440 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Lafayette College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1440 and 25% of scored lower than 1330, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Lafayette College student is 1375.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Lafayette College students scored 740 or higher and 75% of students scored 640 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Lafayette College students scored 720 or higher, and 75% scored a 640 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Lafayette College?

To be most competitive at Lafayette College, you should strive to earn between 30 and 33 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Lafayette College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.

A 30 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Lafayette College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 30.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Lafayette College

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is May 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Lafayette College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Lafayette College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Lafayette College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Lafayette College.

Does Lafayette College accept transfer credits?

✅ Lafayette College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Do I have to submit test scores to Lafayette College?

✅ Lafayette College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Lafayette College's acceptance rate?

✅ Lafayette College's acceptance rate is 41%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Lafayette College?

✅ Lafayette College's early decision acceptance rate was 53% in 2021.

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Lafayette College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into Lafayette College? Lafayette College is a very selective institution. The Lafayette College acceptance rate is 41%. This means that the institution accepts 40 out of every 100 applicants.


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

Lafayette College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1330 - 1440


Math SAT Range

660 - 740


Reading SAT Range

640 - 720

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1440 and Above


1330 to 1440


1330 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Lafayette College students is 1375. Applicants with SAT scores of 1440 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Lafayette College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1330 to 1440 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1330 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Lafayette College.

Lafayette College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Lafayette College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.53. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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