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Lafayette College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Lafayette College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Lafayette offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Lafayette College Ranked?

Quality Badge

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Lafayette College was awarded 59 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general psychology.

Overall Quality

Lafayette is ranked #53 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.

Lafayette is also ranked #7 out of 123 schools in Pennsylvania.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Lafayette?

Acceptance Rate

Lafayette College has an acceptance rate of 31%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Lafayette.

Average Test Scores

About 57% of students accepted to Lafayette submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 630 and 710. Math scores were between 630 and 730.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lafayette College  ( 630 to 710 )

SAT Math Scores for Lafayette College  ( 630 to 730 )
Lafayette received ACT scores from 57% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 28 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Lafayette College  ( 28 to 31 )

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Lafayette College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Lafayette is an impressive 10 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Lafayette College is 83%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  83 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lafayette College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 95% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Lafayette College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  95 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Lafayette the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 87%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  87 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Lafayette

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,594 undergraduates at Lafayette with 2,551 being full-time and 43 being part-time.

Lafayette Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 95.02 out of 100, Lafayette is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  95.02 out of 100
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How Much Does Lafayette College Cost?

The overall average net price of Lafayette is $29,884. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Lafayette

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,471 $15,006 $14,444 $25,574 $46,392

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Lafayette, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Lafayette, approximately 31% of students took out student loans averaging $6,179 a year. That adds up to $24,716 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Lafayette is 1.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Lafayette Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Lafayette with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $68,600 in their early years. That's great news for Lafayette students since it is 72% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Lafayette College make the most money.

Location of Lafayette College

Lafayette College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Easton, Pennsylvania. Easton is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Location of Lafayette College

Contact details for Lafayette are given below.

Contact Details
Address: High St, Easton, PA 18042-1768
Phone: 610-330-5000

Lafayette College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 129 $54,100
Political Science & Government 81 $39,200
General Psychology 62 $40,000
Mechanical Engineering 50 $61,400
General Biology 47 $33,000
General English Literature 38 $28,200
Chemical Engineering 31 $68,800
International Relations & National Security 30 $41,400
General Engineering 29 NA
Sociology & Anthropology 29 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Lafayette College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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