Lafayette College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
NCAA Division I-AA
High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses
Most Popular Majors
Political Science and Government79 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering54 Graduates
International Relations and National Security Studies32 Graduates
Neuroscience and Neurobiology32 Graduates
Chemical Engineering30 Graduates
Civil Engineering26 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.45 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.54 responses
After Lafayette College
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
Lafayette College Reviews
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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.
Though I have not spent very much time at Lafayette, I am already very excited to be spending my next four years here. The opportunities that I have available to me are plenty and bountiful, and the duality of engineering and liberal arts is both unique and effective. I've found my time so far on the Hill to be both rewarding and enjoyable.