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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Beautiful women everywhere, i've met some very interesting people as well

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Usually pretty good looking and fun

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.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Tons of attractive men and women. Stay in shape to keep up.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Overall, Lafayette has a very attractive campus. People really care about their looks here. If you go to class everyday wearing sweats you will be treated differently by your peers and professors alike.

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The average student at Lafayette College usually hails from the East Coast/New England states. Quite a large portion of the student body comes from money, and that is reflected in the way students present themselves. There are a lot of fashion-conscious people on campus, guys and girls who put effort into the clothes they wear. It is not unusual to see girls impeccably put together, and guys in collared shirts and pressed khakis. Even in this flawlessly-attired crowd, you can expect to find the more casually dressed people. They go to class in sweatshirts and sweatpants, ponytails and scruffy beards. They mingle with each other, go to classes and the library, and attend parties on the weekends. They rub shoulders with Greek life—which may have the label of “exclusivity” in most college vernaculars—and have social lives beyond their on-campus jobs and double majors.

Most students come to campus with some knowledge of how to maneuver the dating scene. The guy-to-girl ratio is pretty equal, and there are plenty of opportunities to meet eligible singles. Floor events, dorm parties, Greek life events—the campus offers a wide range of social activities where guys and girls can get to know each other. Casual sex is not unheard of, and neither is the hookup culture. However, there are quite a few serious couples in every circle of friends.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Condoms are free at Bailey Health Center, and the on-site gynecological service includes routine yearly examinations with pap smears, treatment of STDs, birth control counseling and prescriptions, the morning-after pill, and confidential treatment of any other related problems.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Class
  2. Library
  3. Social events/parties
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Dorm rooms
  2. Greek houses
  3. Social scenes
Social Scene
Only around 30 percent of the campus is involved in Greek life. For the first year of college life, students get the opportunity to mingle with various social groups-Greek life and otherwise-before deciding on their niches. Starting fall semester of sophomore year, students can choose whether to "rush" or not. There are parties on the weekends, usually hosted by Greek life and the sports teams.
Hookups or Relationships?
People at Lafayette are either together seriously or hooking up with someone; there is really no "dating" here. A lot of the Lafayette social scene revolves around random hookups at parties and whatnot, but there's really no way to generalize. There is definitely a lot of casual sex going on, as well, although it's a bit under the radar. When people are in relationships, they are usually serious.
Dress Code
Lafayette College is a fashion-conscious campus for the most part; most of the female students put in effort to look presentable for the day. Male students don't slack off in the fashion department, either. "Put together" is the phrase to describe the dress code here. However, the campus does have students who dress casually to class in sweatpants, sweatshirts, and sneakers.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 30 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 29 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 30 responses

  • 27% Casual dating at your school
  • 27% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 15% Long-distance relationship
  • 10% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 8% None
  • 7% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 3% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Casual dating at a neighboring school

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 0% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 83% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 17% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 30 responses

  • 17% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 67% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 3% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 13% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 5 responses

  • 62% Social events/parties
  • 38% Class
  • 0% Library

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 5 responses

  • 38% Classes, sports/clubs, dorm:get involved basically
  • 25% Have connections coming in.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Motivated
  • 40% Involved on Campus



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