Lafayette College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Lafayette College - Pardee Hall
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Lafayette College is a generally selective school, with an acceptance rate of only 28 percent. Successful applicants will need strong test scores, high grades, and an impressive application. Students can apply using the Common Application and will need to complete the supplement specific for Lafayette (which includes a personal statement). For more information, including important deadlines, be sure to visit Lafayette's website.

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Admissions Data (2016)

  • Lafayette College Acceptance Rate: 28%
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for Lafayette
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 580 / 680
    • SAT Math: 620 / 710
    • SAT Writing: - / -
    • ACT Composite: 27 / 31
    • ACT English: 27 / 33
    • ACT Math: 27 / 32
    • ACT Writing: - / -

Lafayette College Description

Lafayette College is a small, highly selective college located in Easton, Pennsylvania. The college has the feel of a traditional liberal arts college, but it is unusual in that it also has several engineering programs. Lafayette's strengths in the liberal arts earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Quality instruction is central to Lafayette's mission, and with an 11 to 1 student/faculty ratio, students will have lots of interaction with the faculty. Kiplinger's ranks Lafayette highly for the school's value, and students who qualify for aid often receive significant grant awards. On the athletic front, the Lafayette Leopards compete in the NCAA Division I Patriot League.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 2,550 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $49,635
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,470
  • Other Expenses: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $66,105

Lafayette College Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 54%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 46%
    • Loans: 33%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $37,472
    • Loans: $8,493

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Art, Biology, Civil Engineering, Economics, English, International Relations, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Psychology
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Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 94%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 8%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 85%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 89%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Baseball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball, Golf, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Swimming, Volleyball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Tennis, Softball, Soccer, Track, and Field

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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