Lafayette College Overview
Lafayette College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Easton, Pennsylvania. Easton is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.
What Is Lafayette College Known For?
- Students at Lafayette may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 9 to 1.
- The 1% student loan default rate at Lafayette is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at Lafayette.
- In 2017-2018, 85% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Lafayette with a bachelor's degree make about $68,600 a year. That's 68% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Lafayette to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.
Lafayette College Rankings
Lafayette is ranked #31 out of 2,587 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. Lafayette also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania ranking.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Lafayette has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Lafayette.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Lafayette has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Lafayette College?
Contact details for Lafayette are given below.
|Address:||High St, Easton, PA 18042-1768|
How Do I Get Into Lafayette?
You can apply to Lafayette online at: https://apply.commonapp.org/login?ma=138
Admission Requirements for Lafayette
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Lafayette?
Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 34%, and the acceptance rate for women is 38%.
Average Test Scores
About 75% of students accepted to Lafayette submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 710. Math scores were between 630 and 730.
Can I Afford Lafayette College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Lafayette, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $8,941 a year. That adds up to $35,764 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Lafayette is 1.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Lafayette College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 2,457 full-time undergraduates at Lafayette, 49% are male and 51% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lafayette College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||123|
|Hispanic or Latino||187|
Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Lafayette College. At this time, 36 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 60 countries are represented at Lafayette. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and India.
Online Learning at Lafayette College
Lafayette College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Political Science & Government||85||85|
|International Relations & National Security||48||48|
|Sociology & Anthropology||36||36|
|Neurobiology & Neurosciences||33||33|
|Computer Information Systems||23||23|
|Film, Video & Photographic Arts||18||18|
|General English Literature||17||17|
|Fine & Studio Arts||15||15|
|Natural Resources Conservation||13||13|
|Geological & Earth Sciences||9||9|
|Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology||8||8|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||7||7|
|Drama & Theater Arts||4||4|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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