College Profile: Lafayette College

 
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Lafayette College is a private coeducational liberal arts and engineering college located in Easton, Pennsylvania, USA. The school, founded in 1826 by citizens of Easton, first began holding classes in 1832. The founders voted to name the school after General Lafayette, then in a farewell tour of the country, as "a testimony of respect for [his] talents, virtues, and signal services...the great cause of freedom." (initially Marquis de Lafayette until June 1790, when he abolished and permanently renounced both the nobility and aristocratic title). The student body, consisting entirely of undergraduates, come from 42 U.S. States and 72 countries. In its 2009 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked Lafayette 35th out of all liberal arts colleges in the nation, while Barron's ranked it among the top 65 "Most Competitive" colleges and universities. Lafayette's endowment is one of the 100 largest in the country, indicating significant wealth, especially for an entirely undergraduate institution. Its 23 varsity sports teams participate in the Patriot League, with its football team claiming the league championship from 2004-2006 and wins over rival Lehigh University the past four years.
 
High St
Easton, PA
18042-1768
610-330-5000 (general)
610-330-5055 (financial aid)
610-330-5100 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
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, life-long process.


General Information
Other Names
Type Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control Private not-for-profit
Size 1,000 - 4,999
Campus Setting Suburb: Large
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)

College Student Services Offered
No Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
Yes ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
Yes ROTC: ArmyYes Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Lafayette College Website
Wikipedia

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy No
Admission test scores Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Required

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Local|federal|any
 
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
2,436 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
6,660 Fall Applicants2,318 Total Dormitory Capacity
2,297 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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