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

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
30%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1200-1380
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
$24,993/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,156/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,991/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,777/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,459/ year
  • $110k+
    $44,048/ 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
8%
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
90%
National
48%
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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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.
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Lafayette is great for a very specific subset of people. Engineers and most natural science majors seem to excel here, while humanities and social science majors appear to be bored. The academics and the faculty are the best in their field and are very approachable and helpful. In terms of extracurriculars, there is A LOT to choose from, but it often feels clique-y and hierarchical. The student government lately has been difficult to work with, as I've heard from the president's of a few clubs. The campus is beautiful there are a few cool places in the surrounding area to see. Easton can be very sketchy, though. In terms of the social scene, it's pretty boring. Although greek life is small, percentage wise, that is because an old President of the school banned a lot of fraternities and sororities. Frat life dominates the social scene for freshman. A lot of sports teams throw parties, but if you aren't on the team, you can't go. Hence, partying is VERY limited and weekends can get redundant and boring.
Most parties are off campus, occasionally fraternities will have parties in their on campus houses. Most parties are at sports houses off campus and fraternity houses off campus. Freshman girls can get into anything, second semester freshmen boys have it way better than girls (rush begins, they have the opportunity to go out every night). After parties usually people go to Milo's or Campus. Thursday nights are drinky's nights. Before big events (homecoming, laf lehigh), people go to Riverside. Saturday nights are really big. For freshmen social life is usually 3 nights a week at most, but once you join a frat/ sorority, you will go out almost every night. Social life as a sophomore and above depends on the sports team your apart of or the sorority/ fraternity you are in.