Lafayette College Summary

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The Quad

Basic Statistics

Location
Easton, PA
Website
www.lafayette.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
2,438
Part-Time Undergrads
50
Setting
Suburban
In-State Tuition
$42,980
Out-of-State Tuition
$42,980
Room & Board
$12,708
Acceptance Rate
34 %
Admission Difficulty
Hard
Average SAT Scores
1770–2070
Average ACT Scores
27–30

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Academic reputation
  • The beautiful campus
  • Career services
  • Division I sports

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Diversity
  • Food
  • Losing to Lehigh, though it's rare
  • Off-campus housing

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Lafayette Student Reviews

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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.

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