Lafayette is a highly rated private, Christian college located in Easton, Pennsylvania in the Allentown Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,505 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Lafayette acceptance rate is 28%. Popular majors include Economics, Political Science and Government, and Mechanical Engineering. Graduating 89% of students, Lafayette alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $54,400.
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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.45 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.46 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
Lafayette College Reviews
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.
Lafayette is the best decision I ever made. The professors are incredible. The friendships I fostered there with fellow students, and with professors and staff will last for a lifetime. If you take initiative you can do absolutely anything. You will learn so much more than what you learn in the classroom (which is plenty!), you will learn how to care about other people. You will grow in ways you can't even comprehend. And, if you're at all like me, you will find it impossible to say goodbye when you graduate, and counting down the days until you can visit again.
Lafayette College is a small community with a small town atmosphere. The Easton community is involved with the students, and enjoys the students. Professors are hands-on and work closely with the students to help everyone succeed.