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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Lafayette is a highly rated private college located in Easton, Pennsylvania in the Allentown Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,551 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Lafayette acceptance rate is 31%. Popular majors include Economics, Political Science and Government, and Mechanical Engineering. Graduating 90% of students, Lafayette alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $56,400.
About Lafayette College...
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
31%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1260-1440
ACT Range
28-31
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$26,148/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$39,957/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
59%

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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,551Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
43
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 23 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    52%
  • Involved on Campus
    17%
  • Stressed and worried about grades.
    13%
  • Clique-y
    9%
  • Down-to-earth
    4%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.48 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Liberal Arts
    65%
  • Close Knit
    17%
  • Depressing
    9%
  • Image
    4%
  • Part research university, part liberal arts
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$68,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
90%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
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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My take ... academics are very good and you'll get out of it what you put into it. Career Services is EXCELLENT. Engineering majors seem to be favored. Many dorms are old and dirty for what they charge. Some athletic teams are supported better than others. They like to give partial scholarships. Be prepared to buy some of your own gear and fundraise for your team (is this really appropriate at D1?). Athletics is only so-so & they lag way behind in the Patriot League. When you register for courses, the registrar reserves the right to change your section without telling you - and they do! Athletes don't get registration priority & even if you manage to schedule your classes around your practices, the registrar might still move you into a class when you have practice. Alcohol is rampant - even with the death of a student in Sept 2017 - administration still looks the other way as does the coaching staff. Seems like most of the social scene involves alcohol.
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I attended Lafayette in the 70’s in the second class of women. With a beautiful campus, and strong academics, particularly in math and science, I helped establish this great little school as a co-ed institution. Like most colleges, you get out what you put in, but the atmosphere encouraged the students with fine professors, a marvelous new library, and challenging fellow classmates.
The social/fraternity life was unmatched. Great fun...yet a bit formal still with ties and jackets at all football home games. So they looked like gentlemen and behaved that way often too..
Nice classmates, great education and phenomenal preparation for moving on to bigger challenges.
Professors are high quality but the entire social scene revolves around Greek life (drinking until blacking out) and athletics are sub-par for a D1 school. The school is lowly ranked in the Patriot League, and as an athletic recruit on a scholarship, I was shocked at the low school spirit (no turn out at games) and lack of support. The town is also depressing and offers very little in terms of culture, restaurants, the arts, etc. I am grateful for the quality of the academics and made some lifelong friends, but other than that, not a great experience.