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
    462
  • Previously Enrolled
    206

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 Men (48.1%)
    • Women:1,345 Women (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
ACT Writing Test Policy
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%
• 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 (74.9%)
  • Room & Board: - $15,040 (22.15%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,000 (1.47%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,000 (1.47%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
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 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


Students not required to own/lease a computer

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
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

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Not reported

    Campus Life (Lafayette)

    Location & Geography

    Population


    26,951

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    New York City, Philadelphia

    Campus Size


    340 acres

    Weather


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

    Available Transportation


    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

    Student Resources (Lafayette)

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