29%

Acceptance Rate

$41,785

Avg.Financial Aid

003284

FAFSA Code

About Lafayette College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,642

Website

https://www.lafayette.edu/

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Presbyterian Church (USA)

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Located in Easton, PA, Lafayette College is a private, Presbyterian Church (USA) university. The university covers an area of 0 km2. In 1826, Lafayette College was founded. The motto of the Lafayette College is Veritas liberabit (Latin) and its official colors are maroon and white. Across all the courses offered at Lafayette College, the enrolment stands at 2,662. The school has a total of 229 full-time members academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. There are around 51% of the students who are females and 49% are males at Lafayette College. At LC, around 100% of the students are 24 and under. The college has produced several achievers in its 194 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Joel Silver (Television producer, Entrepreneur), William Harkness (Inventor, Surgeon), M. K. Asante (Film Producer, Screenwriter), and Robert Spagnoletti (Politician). The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. It also encourages its students to participate in athletics, as it helps in building character. LC offers a total of 27 undergraduate and graduate programs, including both residential and online. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), and MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education). The total endowment of the Lafayette College is around $832 million (2019).

Location & Contact

Address

High St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6103305000
Fax: 6103305700
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Rankings

Forbes and US News provide rankings to the universities, which are trusted everywhere. But this is applicable only if the universities are located in the US. Lafayette College has been ranked at the 57th position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the college based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

15th Jan

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

29%

SAT Range

1250 - 1435

ACT Range

27 - 32

Application Fee

$65

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

Admission to LC is moderately difficult. However, the university is selective in taking in students. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $65, as part of the admission process at LC. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 1250-1440 to improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Lafayette College, must score 30 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 28 are also given admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at High St, Easton, Pennsylvania 18042-1768, or call (610) 330-5000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$26,855

Average Annual Cost

$52,415

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$1,215

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$15,640

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,000

Total One Year Cost

$71,270

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to LC are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $74,016 per year. The average annual tuition cost ($55,752), books and supplies ($1,000), room and boarding ($16,264), and budget for other expenses ($1,000) are all included in this cost. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

10:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

93%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$798

Faculty Overview

58%

Male Professors

42%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Economics

127 Graduates

Political Science and Government

64 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

61 Graduates

Biology, General

41 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

36 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

36 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

33 Graduates

Psychology, General

32 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

30 Graduates

Civil Engineering

29 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

24 Graduates

Social Sciences, Other

24 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

23 Graduates

Mathematics

20 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

20 Graduates

Engineering, General

15 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

14 Graduates

Area Studies

12 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

12 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

12 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

9 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

9 Graduates

History

9 Graduates

Physics

9 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

7 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

6 Graduates

Philosophy

5 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

4 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

4 Graduates

Chemistry

3 Graduates

Music

2 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

2 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,642

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

9%

Full-time

99%

Part-time

1%

Students Gender

Male

48%

US National: 44%

Female

52%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

66% White

6% Unknown

5% Black

7% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

9% Non Resident alien

4% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

74%

Out Of State

18%

In State

8%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$85,924 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

Yes

Freshmen Live on Campus

100%

Undergrads in College Housing

93%

Averege Housing Cost

$9,670/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,970/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,970/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Leopards

School Colors

maroon and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Patriot League

Total Male Athletes

290

Total Female Athletes

222

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

60

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Fencing

Football

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Fencing

Field Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The college additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $16,264 per year. The average meal plan at LC costs around $5,970 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The college considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At LC, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the college are 49% and 51%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$56,400/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$68,600/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$15,067

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$156 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

50%

Average Aid Per Year

$41,785

Students Receiving Federal Grants

12%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,633

Students Receiving State Aid

3%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,196

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

50%

Average Aid Per Year

$40,310

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$58,169

$30K - $48K

$53,634

$48K - $75K

$54,196

$75K - $110K

$43,066

> $110K

$22,248

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$1,090,337

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$7,616,488

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at LC to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. At the college, the average federal grant comes to be around $6,366, whereas the financial aid is $43,184. The college provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $3,796 and institutional aid worth $43,184. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Lafayette College amount to $1,090,337 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $7,616,488.

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