Lafayette College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Easton, Pennsylvania, which is a predominantly suburban area. The school maintains a Presbyterian Church affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Approximately 2,400 students enroll at Lafayette College yearly.
Areas of study available at Lafayette College include but are not limited to:
- Social Sciences
- English Language And Literature
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
To be considered for admissions, applicants may be required to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then studied by admissions officials. Either the SAT or ACT exam must be taken in order to be able to apply to Lafayette College. Scores between 26 to 31 on the ACT or 1790 to 2060 on the SAT are recommended to greatly increase the chance of acceptance. This school has an admissions rate of around 40 percent of which only 28 percent decided to attend. More information on admissions can be found here.
The cost of tuition is approximately $45,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to visit the school's price of attendance calculator to better estimate their cost of attendance. On-campus housing is available for students, which costs around $8,300 per year. Lafayette College may provide financial aid for students who qualify in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans.
The Lafayette College "Leopards" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
- Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
- Fencing (NCAA Division I-AA)
- Field Hockey (NCAA Division I-AA)
To see a full list of programs offered, enrollment information, admissions information, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.lafayette.edu/.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give you an idea of the students Lafayette College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Lafayette College has a total student population of about 2,500, where graduate students make up roughly 27% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $47,000-$56,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $530 to $630 per unit
- May offer prepaid tuition rates, allowing tuition to be purchased at current rates for future enrollment.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||55%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||46%||$36,912|
|Receiving Student Loans||33%||$6,753|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Lafayette College may offer services including:
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
Lafayette College has a high graduation rate when compared to similar schools nearby.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||85%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||3%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.5%|
Lafayette College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Patriot League)
- Basketball (Patriot League)
- Track and Field (Patriot League)
- Field Hockey
- Football (Patriot League)
- Swimming and Diving
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Lafayette College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Lafayette College.
- Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in Kutztown, PA (33 miles away)
- The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ (37 miles away)
- Rutgers University - Camden in Camden, NJ (52 miles away)
- Rutgers University - Newark in Newark, NJ (54 miles away)
- Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in Cheyney, PA (55 miles away)
See a list of all the colleges and universities by clicking on one of the links below:
- Get a list of all the colleges in Pennsylvania
- Compare other Pennsylvania private colleges
- See all the liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania
- Review a list of Pennsylvania Bible and Christian Colleges
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Lafayette College for official up-to-date information.