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Reviews 560 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties are pretty frequent and happening in a lot of places

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The parties here are fun and don't place massive pressure on the student community

5 College Freshman

Academics: Lafayette gives you the opportunity to have one-on-one time with professors on the forefront of their disciplines and to develop strong working relationships with them. With a shared research credit on your résumé, you will go far - and will have Lafayette to thank for that.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: Lafayette is only getting more diverse with each year

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's there, but the students are smart about using it

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I wouldn't trade Lafayette for anything in this world.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: If you get good grades in a marketable major, you will be making large amounts of money - Lafayette grads are regularly hired by prestigious companies like Google, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, Bloomberg, and Amazon.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Lafayette has a strong infrastructure in place to make sure the students feel safe.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing is amazing - it truly does terrific work in building a community of students.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: The parties are amazing and Greek students contribute a large amount to the quality of student life and to charity.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: The sports teams don't typically do well, but they are the cornerstone of Lafayette spirit.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Lafayette is amazing. Small enough to get personalized attention from your professors, big enough to have a vibrant social scene and plenty of research opportunities. Additionally, Lafayette students strike the perfect balance of socially active and academically devoted. Wouldn't have done anything differently.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: My classes are never large and my professors are ALWAYS acessible.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've never really used them for their services, they aren't very helpful

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Security is always around on campus 24/7. Plus, we're on a hill so not many people from Easton interact with us.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: If you like quiet: Rubin, Watson, Fishers. All the wild kids live in Ruef and South

3 College Junior

Greek Life: It is the main source of social life on campus. They throw all the parties.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: The D1 athletes get all of the better sport facilities and medical attention. I believe that sports that are of high injury risk (like Rugby) should be able to consult a sports physician if need be and not be excluded.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love Lafayette. There is so much to get involved in and so many opportunities to do research with professors in topics that you love. I would apply to Lafayette all over again. My only regret is not picking my major sooner. When you pick a major that is heavily science or math based you are restricted in the amount o other courses you can take.

5 College Student

Party Scene: Always something fun to do

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3 College Student

Diversity: Pretty homogenous in regards to Northeasterners, but improving

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5 College Student

Health & Safety: It's quite safe on the hill

5 College Student

Overall Experience: this school is the best ever. academic heaven

5 College Student

Overall Experience: You will be making stacks with the right degree from Lafayette

5 College Student

Overall Experience: Best school ever - no doubt in my mind

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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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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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