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Location
Easton, PA
Undergrads
2,438
Tuition
$42,980
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Overall, Lafayette has a very attractive campus. People really care about their looks here. If you go to class everyday wearing sweats you will be treated differently by your peers and professors alike.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There is a large spectrum of people here with many different styles and looks. I have found that not that many freshmen are looking for relationships as much as just hook ups. As a freshman the social life is a little tough. You always have your floormates, but sometimes you want to get out and meet new people. To do this you just have actually go out and try. It is not that bad and you meet really nice people.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The prep school graduates may stick out to you at first, but there is a variety of students. For the most part, girls and guys alike are generally athletic, well-dressed, and well-kept, but it isn't anything that makes people experience inferiority. You're surrounded by tomorrow's leaders. It's a great, friendly crowd. Even if you aren't Mr. GQ (or aren't talking to him), you'll find a sweet, friendly, and smart person looking back at you. There's also an "underground" music crowd - from the musician to music enthusiast. An outdoorsy group is also ever-changing with new faces from time to time seen all over campus. It's great!

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are very athletic girls who are generally good looking and there are also girls who are very preppy. Overall it has a good looking student body for the school's size and type. Depending on the group, there is a diversity of girls. Some who like to party and others who like to watch movies and they are all smart.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: For such a small school there are a lot of athletes and everyone is pretty athletic and fit.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 27th
    Most Athletic Girls
  • 38th
    Most Athletic Guys
  • 108th
    Party Girls
  • 112nd
    Hottest Girls
  • 161st
    Smartest Guys

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Shehtaz Huq
Hometown
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Major
English, Film and Media Studies
Grad Year
2014
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The average student at Lafayette College usually hails from the East Coast/New England states. Quite a large portion of the student body comes from money, and that is reflected in the way students present themselves. There are a lot of fashion-conscious people on campus, guys and girls who put effort into the clothes they wear. It is not unusual to see girls impeccably put together, and guys in collared shirts and pressed khakis. Even in this flawlessly-attired crowd, you can expect to find the more casually dressed people. They go to class in sweatshirts and sweatpants, ponytails and scruffy beards. They mingle with each other, go to classes and the library, and attend parties on the weekends. They rub shoulders with Greek life—which may have the label of “exclusivity” in most college vernaculars—and have social lives beyond their on-campus jobs and double majors.

Most students come to campus with some knowledge of how to maneuver the dating scene. The guy-to-girl ratio is pretty equal, and there are plenty of opportunities to meet eligible singles. Floor events, dorm parties, Greek life events—the campus offers a wide range of social activities where guys and girls can get to know each other. Casual sex is not unheard of, and neither is the hookup culture. However, there are quite a few serious couples in every circle of friends.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
47%
Male Undergrads
53%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
Condoms are free at Bailey Health Center, and the on-site gynecological service includes routine yearly examinations with pap smears, treatment of STDs, birth control counseling and prescriptions, the morning-after pill, and confidential treatment of any other related problems.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Class
  2. Library
  3. Social events/parties
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Dorm rooms
  2. Greek houses
  3. Social scenes
Social Scene
Only around 30 percent of the campus is involved in Greek life. For the first year of college life, students get the opportunity to mingle with various social groups-Greek life and otherwise-before deciding on their niches. Starting fall semester of sophomore year, students can choose whether to "rush" or not. There are parties on the weekends, usually hosted by Greek life and the sports teams.
Hookups or Relationships?
People at Lafayette are either together seriously or hooking up with someone; there is really no "dating" here. A lot of the Lafayette social scene revolves around random hookups at parties and whatnot, but there's really no way to generalize. There is definitely a lot of casual sex going on, as well, although it's a bit under the radar. When people are in relationships, they are usually serious.
Dress Code
Lafayette College is a fashion-conscious campus for the most part; most of the female students put in effort to look presentable for the day. Male students don't slack off in the fashion department, either. "Put together" is the phrase to describe the dress code here. However, the campus does have students who dress casually to class in sweatpants, sweatshirts, and sneakers.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 29 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 28 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 29 responses

  • 26% Casual dating at your school
  • 26% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 16% Long-distance relationship
  • 11% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 9% None
  • 7% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 2% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Casual dating at a neighboring school

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 30 responses

  • 13% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 3% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 67% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 17% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

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