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Reviews 456 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm incredibly happy I chose this school because of the tight knit community and amazing classmates. Campus is beautiful and students love to hang out on the Quad when the weather is nice. Aside from academics, there re various clubs and activities students can join.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall, Lafayette has been the best experience so far in my life. I knew I wanted to major in Biology and I have always been interested on the medical field when I was applying to colleges. However, everything has changed after the first winter term I spent on campus. I conducted biological research for my very first time, and more specifically, cancer research. From pipetting to centrifuging, from splitting tumor cells to performing qPCR, my perspective on biology has altered in those three weeks. I realized that I didn't want to go to medical school; I enjoy hands-on experiments to solve the bigger questions and mysteries in human bodies. And from then onward, I have been conducted research every semester, summer, and winter. I want to be a scientist. It's no longer a dream; it's turned into a practical goal.

Growing up from an immigrant family where my parents work twelve hours a day, six days a week, going to college was hard; however, Lafayette was able to provide nearly full funded scholarships and grants to make my dreams come true. I didn't want to be a waitress or a chief like my parents, I wanted to have a career that could pay enough money to support my future family as well as my parents, without getting back pain, arm pain, and leg numbness everyday. And Lafayette made my dream more realistic and practical.

After being here at Lafayette for two years now, I never regret my decision and am grateful to my scholarship donors. I am positive that after enriching my education at Lafayette, I will be able to become a scientist one day and work in the pharmaceutical industry.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Great school with great professors. Always had time to see me and took the time to explain anything that I had trouble with. Great and welcoming people who were always friendly despite various socioeconomic backgrounds.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is nothing like the Lafayette/Lehigh Rivalry weekend. It's one of the most fun days of the year. Team performance may vary since we are a very small Division I school but, more and more sports teams have been receiving scholarships so better athletes can now be recruited. The future looks very promising. Our school has a great fan sections and school spirit is very prominent during big games. Football games and basketball games are a lot of fun.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I really like the options that we have because there is a lot of variety. Mojo Hill was added this year and I love their smoothies! Sette Luna is a great Italian spot in the circle that pretty reasonably priced.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I personally really enjoy the nightlife here however, I may be biased since I am on a sports team and usually have things to do during the weekends. Freshmen guys have the most difficulty since they can't really go out to parties until rushing begins for fraternities.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: I haven't had many issues with Public Safety. They're pretty lenient if you don't make a mess of things. It all depends how loud/rowdy you or your floor mates are because PSafe has a tendency to roam the halls during the nights people go out.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I really enjoy the food actually. Upper and Marquis rarely ever disappoint me. Gilbert's has great food but took a bunch off of our meal plan (so we have to pay cash or flex) and that was such a bummer.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Most of the dorms are pretty new. I would say that the worst dorms are McKeen and Watson, but they're also the oldest. I know some people may be hesitant to get a new roommate but I would totally live with someone freshmen year because it really helps with gaining new friends.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have learned a great deal here and love it so much

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Although I applied to transfer as a freshman, looking back on my four years I have learned so much at Lafayette. Wonderful education and a wonderful society to be a part of

4 College Senior

Greek Life: To go out a decent amount you have to be involved in greek life or sports.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: For Easton Pa, there are great spots. Mesa, Sette Luna, 3rd on Ferry, and Maxims are wonderful restaurants

4 College Senior

Administration: Ive never had any issues. They seem to dislike greek life but overall just want to help the students

5 College Senior

Party Scene: If you put yourself out there, it really is a blast. Campus is the best for lowerclassmen. Milos is fun especially on wednesdays for karaoke. CHT is sometimes happening!

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Most dorms are nice. South is one of the nicest and great for people who want to go out. Currently living in soroity building which is lots of fun

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: 5 stars because I live at my parent's home.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Plenty of delicious choices. If you're willing to make the trip to Downtown Bethlehem, you can find so many delicious and cool dining options.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Public safety can't hang with all the parking tickets.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Decent money, but it's still really expensive. But it's a great value I suppose.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Okay so there is never any peanut butter and that really pisses me off. Plus the food choices are so inconsistent. I really wish they offered the roasted veggie wrap every day because it's seriously delicious. The bagels are stale and the Kind bars are expired, which also pisses me off because I pay mad dollars to go to this school and I deserve gourmet food.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms aren't the cleanest, especially after big event weekends. They can get really loud too, which is annoying for those who wish to study in their room instead of at the library. In my personal experience, the RA really didn't enforce the rules at all. In fact, it was her and her friends that caused a lot of the disturbances.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's hard to give a fair rating about off-campus housing since I live on campus and everyone I spend time with lives on campus. I can see the attraction to get off-campus as, primarily, one of privacy. Roommates have a funny habit of wanting the lights on when I want to sleep and sleeping when I want the lights on. Still, I better learn to drive before I get a place that is not within walking distance of my classes and food.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I have only ventured out a little due to transportation and weather issues. It's actually difficult for me to get around when I want to and be sure I can get back in time when I need to. The meals I've had have been ok but, so far, I don't think there is anyplace I plan to come back to after I graduate.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I understand that parking is at a premium and preference is given to upperclassmen but I that operates as a reward for returning to this school year after year and is not related to need or fairness. School transportation sounds good on paper but it actually not so easy to use and often unavailable when needed for those of us who live very far away and remain on campus during breaks.

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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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