Location
Easton, PA
Undergrads
2,438
Tuition
$42,980
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 599 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone dresses very well. The prep style is abundant except in athletes. There are some relationships, but its mostly hook up culture. Sports and Greek life are dominant.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is not much diversity on campus. Everyone pretty much comes from the same economic background.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Best Dorm for underclassman : South

Best Dorm for upperclassman : Fischers

Mckeen and Gates are best in location

Watson Hall has the biggest rooms

South is the biggest, nicest, and loudest

Reuf is the worst dorm.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Lafayette. Being at a small school with such great alumni provides me with opportunities I could not get anywhere else!

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I found no difficulty with following the academic path of my choice. You do not need to apply into a program. You can switch majors whenever you want and however many times you want. We have a core curriculum that makes it easy to do so. You can also take up a minor if you wish without any difficulty.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love the Neuroscience program. The staff is very knowledgable. They always want to get into conversations with students about their research, new discoveries or the material they are teaching. It is very easy to get involved in research. All you have to do is ask. The workload is manageable. I love all my classes.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The school is currently very strict about alcohol use. The student body runs into many issues with administration about activities on campus and greek life organizations. Lafayette College just got a new president who seems to be understanding so hopefully we will see new changes.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe on the hill. There is very very minimal reported crime (once a month). Downtown is a not as safe but people rarely need to go down there. Public safety is constantly patrolling campus at all hours of the day and night. I have never felt uncomfortable, scared or threatened.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I have had a great experience so far. All my professors have been extremely enthusiastic about teaching and more than available and willing to help. I was able to get involved with research as a freshman with my faculty advisor. The career services program at my school has also set me up with two internships in my field, as a freshman. The support system and available opportunities are outstanding. We also have clubs like society of neuroscience that I hold a board position with to be even more involved on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The Professors want you to do well, learn and succeed. No professors are out to get you or unfair. They also offer numerous office hours. The tutoring center is more than helpful. Most classes come with a Student Instructor in addition to the Professor who hold review sessions twice a week. Most people study in Skillman Library. Registration is not to bad. It is stressful at the time but the registrar office works with you to fix all issues. We only have four classes so the workload is manageable but the curriculum is challenging and thought provoking.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing mainly school owned, lots of dry houses.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Only thing good is the academics. No social life unless you want to go Greek, and even then it is an extremely tame Greek scene.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Solid labs for mac and pc users.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Tons of attractive men and women. Stay in shape to keep up.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Greeks dominate the social scene, they get the houses.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Good academics is about all this school has

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The school is trying to destroy it.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The school tries its hardest

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I felt very safe at Lafayette. The campus is on top of a hill, separated from outside visitors for the most part.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: It's fine. It doesn't affect enough of the population to really be a nuisance.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: There is a lot of underage drinking, but not a lot of drugs. You really have to look to find drugs.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: Typical undergrad institution. Frat houses frequently host parties, although the administration has started coming down pretty hard on them.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: You can almost always live in a suite of some kind, which is great. A few of the dorms are old and unpopular.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: You get the chance to get to know your professors and if you are a hard-worker, to do EXCEL research with them, which is an opportunity you would not get on other campuses.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: There are a number of good places down the hill, although they can be a bit pricey.

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Shehtaz Huq
Hometown
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Major
English, Film and Media Studies
Grad Year
2014
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Having a productive college experience on Lafayette's campus means that the students have to learn to get involved. Starting from the first week of class freshman year through the last days of Senior Week, Lafayette students have to learn to balance their academics with their social lives, jobs, and extracurricular activities. Nothing quite comes easy—almost everyone has to start from scratch, find a niche, build up a circle of friends, and pick and choose courses until they decide on a major. But the experience is wildly rewarding. While on campus, students get the opportunity to foster meaningful relationships with a plethora of people. Friends and floormates, co-workers and team members, professors and administrative staff—there are many connections to be made and sustained, many moments to cherish. 

While in school, Lafayette students might complain about the workload. The pressure to maintain grades while still being active in different clubs, sports teams, and/or organizations can be daunting at times. There are expectations to be met. Obstacles can come in the form of a challenging curriculum, failing relationships, and demanding professors. In spite of these challenges—or maybe because of them—Lafayette students learn to be well-adjusted, well-spoken, savvy young men and women by the time they graduate. Students leave campus knowing that they picked a place that challenged them intellectually and shaped them socially. At their five-year, 20-year, or 50-year reunion parties, Lafayette students will find familiar faces and relish memories.

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