Lafayette College

570 reviews
  1. Easton, PA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
Lafayette College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Patriot League
Address
High St
Easton, PA 18042

Lafayette College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
30%
SAT Range
1200-1400
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$27,019/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,995/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,918/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,935/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,343/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,517/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,446Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    55%
  • Involved on Campus
    20%
  • Stressed and worried about grades.
    15%
  • Clique-y
    5%
  • Down-to-earth
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.45 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Liberal Arts
    70%
  • Close Knit
    15%
  • Depressing
    5%
  • Image
    5%
  • Part research university, part liberal arts
    5%

After Lafayette College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$69,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
90%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses

Reviews

570 reviews
  • Excellent
    123
  • Very Good
    184
  • Average
    199
  • Poor
    34
  • Terrible
    30
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!
  • College Sophomore
  • July 9 2013
Something for Everyone! From Upper Farinon's all you can eat buffet to Gilbert's pizza box of nachos, there is always something that everyone will enjoy. Freshmen tend to stick to the large dining halls, Upper Farinon and Marquis, which are pretty good but get old after a while. Upperclassman, especially girls, tend to eat at Lower Farinon which have salads and wraps made to order. After going out, masses of students congregate to WaWa, a convenience store that is sometime referred to as &quot;7 11 on steroids&quot;. Lafayette also just started serving Starbucks in the cafe in the library which many students are happy about.
  • College Sophomore
  • Sep 14 2011
Great Places to Go With Friends and Family – The restaurants off-campus are amazing! Probably the best part of family weekend is getting to go off-campus and trying one of the great restaurants. My favorites by far are SoGo, a Japanese restaurant located in the circle, and The River Grille. Both of them are moderately expensive but a great place to go with the family. For the students, Morici's, Pizzadoro, and Campus Pizza, are by far the most popular. The newest addition is Don Juan, a Mexican restaurant located right beside Campus Pizza. The food is delicious and its open really late which a lot of students love. In all, the restaurants off-campus are definitely places worth checking out.
  • College Sophomore
  • Oct 5 2011