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Reviews 541 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Student

Party Scene: Always something fun to do

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Student

Diversity: Pretty homogenous in regards to Northeasterners, but improving

1 person found this useful Report
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

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The school has really worked hard in the previous years to bring more diversity onto campus. For example, this year has seen the biggest number of international students ever.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: We have a great good Samaritan policy which encourages people to be safe and responsible.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus security officers do a good job in protecting us and keeping us informed of anything odd that occurs.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professor actually know you by name and are very approachable. Classes are small and offer an active learning experience.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The alumni are really helpful and are easy to reach. The career services are among the best in the nation.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My room is a bit smaller compared to my friends who go here but it is still bigger than many of my friends at other colleges.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: We have a good team but most varsity team members are close and tend to form cliques since they spend most time with their teammates. That doesn't mean that they are any less friendly or open to making new friends.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There is a wide variety of people who are interesting and fun. Everyone is friendly, intellectual, and fun to talk to. The academic aspect is great with top tier professors and equipment.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Lafayette is a great place to learn.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: There could be more diversity in terms of racial/ethnic and political diversity.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: You can still have a good time at Lafayette whether not you choose to get involved in partying.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Overall, I feel safe on campus. However, I feel like there needs to be more services in place to protect the integrity of those who are victims of sexual assault.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far, I love my professors, courses, and the environment I am in. Lafayette really fosters the growth of its students. I feel blessed to be a Lafayette student.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The career services program and Lafayette is one of the best in the country. Alumni come back to Lafayette and "stay in the loop" because of the great experiences they had.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Your housing experience truly depends on which dorm you are a part of. My dorm is conveniently placed so that I am near major food locations and my classes. My floor gets along well and my room is spacious.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life does not take over the social scene at Lafayette. The Greek life hosts a lot of charity and inclusive events.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletic facilities are amazing and the intramural and club sports are very popular. The turn out for varsity sports is not that large unless its LAF vs. LEHIGH.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love Lafayette. When I was looking at the school, people would advertise how great the professors are and how much they want to help you. I really have experienced this so far as my professors make time to meet me and go out of their way to give me unique opportunities (and I'm just a first year!)

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Fantastic sized rooms in a great housing scenario

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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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