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.
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%|
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||––||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 1||April 1|
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.
For more information on transferring to Lafayette College, contact the school directly.
In 2022, Lafayette College waitlisted 1,836 students and 763 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 32 eventually were offered a spot.
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.
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.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with Lafayette College for more information on admission factors.
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||√|
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%.
At Lafayette College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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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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.
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
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1440 and Above
1330 to 1440
1330 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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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