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Lafayette College Profile - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Easton, Pennsylvania

Easton, Pennsylvania

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Lafayette College Description:

Lafayette College is a small, highly selective college located in Easton, Pennsylvania. The college has the feel of a traditional liberal arts college, but it is unusual in that it also has several engineering programs. Lafayette's strengths in the liberal arts earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Quality instruction is central to Lafayette's mission, and with an 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio, students will have lots of interaction with the faculty. Kiplinger's ranks Lafayette highly for the school's value, and students who qualify for aid often receive significant grant awards. On the athletic front, the Lafayette Leopards compete in the NCAA Division I Patriot League.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,488 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 53% Male / 47% Female
  • 98% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $42,980
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,708
  • Other Expenses: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $57,688

Lafayette College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 68%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 56%
    • Loans: 52%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $31,815
    • Loans: $6,443

Most Popular Majors:

Art, Biology, Civil Engineering, Economics, English, International Relations, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 95%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 7%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 89%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 91%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Lafayette College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.lafayette.edu/about/history/mission-statement/

"In an environment that fosters the free exchange of ideas, Lafayette College seeks to nurture the inquiring mind and to integrate intellectual, social, and personal growth. The College strives to develop students’ skills of critical thinking, verbal communication, and quantitative reasoning and their capacity for creative endeavor; it encourages students to examine the traditions of their own culture and those of others; to develop systems of values that include an understanding of personal, social, and professional responsibility; and to regard education as an indispensable, lifelong process."

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