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Reviews 615 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I loved the dorm I was in my first year and am living there again this year

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Gets boring fast but Lower and Gilberts are good. Skillman is good for coffee

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Fun places to go close to campus

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Usually pretty good looking and fun

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've heard about great things about alumnus and the career center

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Don't know cause I've never really seen it

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Laf is a small school and tends to be what you expect

College Sophomore

Majors: I haven't had an internship yet

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Super easy to join my major

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Some chill bros in the frats

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I love my major and I love all the engineering resources that we have access to!

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Workload is very unfair within different majors which makes gpa's vary drastically.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: PSafe can get a bit irritating sometimes, but overall it's fine

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Feel very safe at Laf

College Sophomore

Scholarships: I don't know because I didn't apply

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Tough for freshman guys, especially if not on a club or sports team

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.


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The Quad The Quad The Quad, captured here on an overcast day, is at the center of Lafayette's 110-acre campus.
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Shehtaz Huq
Dhaka, Bangladesh
English, Film and Media Studies
Grad Year
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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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