A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Lafayette College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Patriot League
Address
High St
Easton, PA 18042
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Lafayette College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
28%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1200-1390
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$26,208/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,353/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,372/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,404/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,682/ year
  • $110k+
    $46,329/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,491Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    55%
  • Involved on Campus
    20%
  • Stressed and worried about grades.
    15%
  • Clique-y
    5%
  • Down-to-earth
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.45 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Liberal Arts
    70%
  • Close Knit
    15%
  • Depressing
    5%
  • Image
    5%
  • Part research university, part liberal arts
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$69,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
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Lafayette College Reviews

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The professors here are amazing and really care about the success of their students. Lafayette is challenging, and A's must be earned. Collaboration is encouraged by most teachers, particularly in the science and engineering fields. Students graduate with jobs from big-time companies and get into amazing graduate schools. However, one of my biggest complaints about the school is the social scene. It feels as though white men dominate the social scene and the decisions made by the school. The school needs to change the way they handle situations regarding sexual violence, because there have been times where wealthy white boys seemed to have gotten off easy. Also, the privacy of the survivor reporting needs to be better protected. People often find out about when people file a report about these types of things, and often times survivors receive backlash and then become targets for bullying/rumors.
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Lafayette is an amazing college! Their campus is beautiful and exactly what I'm looking for. Our tour guide came all the way from California to attend Lafayette and made me feel like I already belonged there.
Lafayette has a beautiful campus, friendly atmosphere, and small class sizes. The courses are rigorous and the professors are tough but fair. My only complaint is that some of the residence halls are outdated and could use some renovation. Also very expensive, but they are pretty good about giving out scholarships to those who need them.