Lafayette

Lafayette College

730 High St, Easton, United States
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  • Total Documents
    414
  • Class Notes
    327
  • Textbook Notes
    28
  • Study Guides
    59
  • Currently Enrolled
    456
  • Previously Enrolled
    205

Overview of Lafayette College (Lafayette)

About this school

Lafayette College is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded as a men's college in 1826, it adopted coeducation in 1970. It has a small college environment with limitless opportunities. Its focus is on the student, promoting active learning with all students, monitored by a caring faculty. Its 110-acre campus is located in Easton, 60 miles north of Philadelphia.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,594
    • Men:1,249 (48.1%)
    • Women:1,345 (51.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (Lafayette)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Not reported

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma or equivalent is not required

  • High School Program:

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
5

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 25
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Recommended
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
730 High Street
City, State, Zip
Easton, PA  18042
Phone
(610) 330-5100
Fax
(610) 330-5127
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, February 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
31% of 8,469 applicants were admitted
Women
35% of 4,024 applicants were admitted
Men
27% of 4,445 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
680 (26%) of 2,609 admitted students enrolled
Women
360 (26%) of 1,396 admitted students enrolled
Men
320 (26%) of 1,213 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
31%
3.50 - 3.74
29%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
678 average |630-730 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
41%
• Score 600 - 700
46%
• Score 500 - 600
12%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
664 average |630-710 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
33%
• Score 600 - 700
53%
• Score 500 - 600
13%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
29 average |28-31 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
53%
• Score 24 - 29
43%
• Score 18 - 23
4%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Lafayette)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $50,850 (74.90057445868317%)
  • Room & Board: - $15,040 (22.153483576373546%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (1.4729709824716453%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,000 (1.4729709824716453%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Lafayette College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
January 15
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003284
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
446 (65.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
244 (54.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
243 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
243 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$49,946
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 239 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $44,113
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 223 (91.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,000
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 43 (17.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
29 (4.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $26,759

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,339 (52.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
762 (56.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
759 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
759 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$49,361
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 733 (96.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $43,399
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 698 (92.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,183
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 126 (16.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
210 (8.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $28,900

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
45%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,974
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,258

Academics & Instruction (Lafayette)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


237

Part-Time Faculty


56

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


80%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 49% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 66% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,016,804

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
690
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Lafayette College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


95.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


86.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


89.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


90.0%

Programs & Majors (Lafayette)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (35)


  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Engineering, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life (Lafayette)

Location & Geography

Population


26,951

Nearest Metropolitan Area


340 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


New York City, Philadelphia

Weather


Temperature
18.8 average low in January, 80 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
8 mile(s) from campus in Allentown
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Easton
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


93% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


7%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Leopard
School Colors
Maroon and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, weight lifting, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Lafayette College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, laf (lafayette activities forum), student government, crew, international students association, leopards lair

Sororities


34% of women participate

Fraternities


22% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,551

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,594
Women
1,345
Men
1,249

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.8% Asian
  • 5.5% Black/African-American
  • 7.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 72.8% White
  • 6.6% Unknown

International Students


10.0% from 61 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

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