Lafayette College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
NCAA Division I-FCS
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
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 Government58 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering46 Graduates
International Relations and National Security Studies34 Graduates
Chemical Engineering31 Graduates
Film and Video Studies22 Graduates
Neuroscience and Neurobiology22 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responsesReport
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
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
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 My only complaint is that some of the residence halls are outdated and could use some renovation.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.
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.