Lafayette College

High St, Easton, PA 18042-1768
Tel: (610)330-5000
Private not-for-profit | 2,488 students
Lafayette College was founded in 1826 by citizens of Easton, Pennsylvania, as an all-male liberal arts institution.Throughout its history, the College has continually shaped itself in ways that best serve its educational purpose, remainingsupportive of the tradition of liberal education while being responsive to changes and challenges of society and the times.Today, Lafayette is an independent, coeducational, residential, undergraduate institution with a faculty of distinction and2,400 full-time men and women students of high intellectual promise and diverse backgrounds.The student body is 50 percentmen and 50 percent women.

School Overview:

Lafayette College
CountyNorthampton County, PA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
230 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,488 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,438 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
50 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted34%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)580-680450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)610-710460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)580-680440-570
ACT English (25-75%)27-3219-25
ACT Math (25-75%)26-3218-25
ACT Writing (25-75%)8-96-8
ACT Composite (25-75%)27-3020-25

School Notes:

  • Lafayette College offers only undergraduate programs. It grants the Bachelor of Arts degree in 33established major fields, the Bachelor of Science in nine fields of science and four of engineering. Interdisciplinary majorshave been established in Africana Studies, American Studies, Biochemistry, International Affairs, A.B. InternationalStudies/B.S. Engineering, Mathematics and Economics, Neuroscience, and Russian and East European Studies; in addition, anumber of departments have joined others in offering coordinate majors. Many departments also permit a minor in the field. Afive-year, two-degree plan is also available.
  • Lafayette has built a strong reputation in the liberal arts, sciences, and engineering because of itsfocus on the student. This unusual combination of strengths continues to define Lafayette's special role among the topliberal arts colleges in the nation.
  • Lafayette College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Associationof Colleges and Schools. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the UnitedStates Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • Lafayette is classified among America's "most academically competitive colleges" by Barron's,publishers of the well-known guidebooks Profiles of American Colleges and Guide to the Most Competitive Colleges. Only 65 ofthe 1,650 four-year colleges profiled in Profiles of American Colleges have this rating.
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