Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors
College Type: Private
Academic Calendar: Semester
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.
Most Popular Majors
Art, Biology, Civil Engineering, Economics, English, International Relations, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Psychology
Total Students: 2382
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 2382
Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Percent Male: 53%
Percent Female: 47%
Alumni Giving Rate: %
Graduation and Retention Information
Four-Year Graduation Rate: 87%
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 89%
Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010
Easton Pennsylvania 18042
Main Phone: 610-330-5000
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, Office of Admissions
Transfer Services Contact:
International Admissions Contact:
Director of Athletics, Athletic Department
Applying to Transfer
Common App Used?
High School Transcript Required?
Minimum GPA for Applying:
While a minimum GPA is not specified, the majority of those offered admission present very strong records of achievement.
Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Approved courses with a grade of C or higher are eligible for transfer and Pass/Fail grades are not acceptable. Grades will not be recorded or computed in the Lafayette GPA.
Transfer applicants must have a min of 3 transferable courses. You are required to spend at least two academic years at Lafayette in order to be eligible for graduation. At least half the courses applied toward the major must be taken at Lafayette.
Test Scores for Applying:
Official SAT or ACT scores using Lafayette SAT code 2361 and ACT code 3606 are required.
Letters of Recommendation Required:
A Dean's recommendation and a School Report are required.
Personal Essays are required.
There is an application fee of $65, which may be submitted electronically if applying online. If a student is unable to pay this fee, he or she must provide a fee waiver or fee waiver request.
Transfer students are normally required to spend two academic years at Lafayette in order to be eligible for graduation.
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Standardized Testing Notes:
Transfers Applied: 185
Transfers Accepted: 15
Transfer Percentage Accepted: 8%
Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 40%
Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -32%
Admissions Data From: Fall 2011
Other Expenses: 1000
Room and Board: 12362
Tuition and Fees: 41358
Total Cost: 55720
Note on Costs:
Please visit our website at http://finaid.lafayette.edu/tuition-and-costs/ for more information on tuition and fees.
Costs Data From: 2011-12
General Financial Aid Information:
We awarded more than $34 million in College-funded grants and scholarships in 2010-11 and has budgeted $35 million in financial aid for 2011-12. More then half of Lafayette students receive College-funded aid through scholarships or need-based grants.
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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:
Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6073
Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 61%
Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 49%
Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 46%
Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010