Lafayette College Rankings

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In the World#1411 of 14178
In North America#440 of 2629
In the United States#399 of 2528
In Pennsylvania#21 of 155
In Easton#1 of 1

Quick Review

Religion
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Acceptance rate
31%
Average SAT
1345
Average ACT
31
Avg. cost to attend
$26,810 /y
Aid receiving
57%
Undergraduates
2,662
Male:Female Ratio
49:51
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree

Lafayette College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate31%28%36%
Applicants8,5214,6773,844
Admissions2,6821,3091,373
Freshmen enrolled full time698357341

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
493 or 71%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1250
or below

75% of them
had 1440
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Lafayette College are 1250-1440 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
247 or 35%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 28
or below

75% of them
had 33
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Lafayette College are 28-33 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White1727 (65%)
Nonresident Alien254 (10%)
Hispanic195 (7%)
Black or African American143 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown143 (5%)
Asian116 (4%)
Two or more races84 (3%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$26,810/year
Average aid awarded
$44,460
Students receiving aid
57%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$6,934
$30-48K$11,360
$48-75K$17,121
$75-110K$26,450
$110K+$48,047

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district$54,512
Tuition in-state$54,512
Tuition out-of-state$54,512
Fee in-district$490
Fee in-state$490
Fee out-of-state$490

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,394
Combined charge for room and board$16,264
Room charge$10,057
Meal charge$6,207

Lafayette College Majors

MajorBachelor's
Economics, General91
Mechanical Engineering50
Psychology, General48
Biology & Biological Sciences, General45
Political Science and Government, General43
Chemical Engineering31
English Language and Literature, General28
Engineering, General26
International Relations and Affairs23
Sociology and Anthropology21
Computer and Information Sciences, General21
Civil Engineering, General21
Neuroscience20
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics19
Film & Cinema & Video Studies18
Mathematics, General16
Electrical and Electronics Engineering15
Art & Art Studies, General14
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other14
History, General9
Environmental Studies9
Philosophy9
Biochemistry8
Political Science and Government, Other8
Music, General7
Environmental Science5
Physics, General4
Women's Studies4
African Studies4
Chemistry, General3
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other2
Area Studies, Other2
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General2
Spanish Language and Literature1
German Language and Literature1
Grand Total642
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate88%85%91%
  • Full-time retention rate - 94%

Publications & Citations

Publications
4,215
Citations
70,507

Publication count by topic

Chemistry
534
Biology
525
Mathematics
441
Computer science
344
Psychology
306
Political science
232
Materials science
222
Economics
184
Engineering
172
Sociology
169
Physics
167
History
141
Art
123
Medicine
116
Geology
103
Philosophy
74
Geography
56
Environmental science
46
Business
46

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History781210
Art800147
Political science8401,452
Economics9324,311
Geology9362,926
Philosophy959126
Sociology10131,923
Psychology102011,340
Physics10617,411
Mathematics13195,100
Biology153811,680
Computer science17933,306
Geography1829496
Engineering18461,365
Materials science19243,850
Chemistry19276,459
Environmental science1941963
Business2428374
Medicine27261,380

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199039223
199153234
199260210
199368267
199472320
199565361
199688403
199778441
199852421
199980505
200075750
200180635
200283896
2003107941
20041011272
2005971373
20061061643
20071061828
20081151984
20091332681
20101552697
20111643469
20121333543
20131394137
20141564445
20151594490
20161604344
20171614177
20181584108
20191784871
20201345820

General info

Alternative namesLAFAYETTE
Founded1826
WikipediaLafayette College
MottoVeritas liberabit
Truth will set you free
Colorsmaroon, white
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September to December; January to May)
Total FTE staff870
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

AddressHigh St
Easton, Pennsylvania, 18042-1768
United States
City population27,000
Phone6103305000
Fax+1 (610) 330 5355

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