|Business model||Not for Profit|
|Degrees offered||Undergrad only|
|Religious affiliation||Presbyterian Church (USA)|
|Students with disability||8%|
|Student to faculty ratio||10:1|
|Dormitory capacity||2,318 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Lafayette College is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 8,123 applications and only 2,298 students were granted admission. Lafayette College is at the #26 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 47% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 67% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||1200 to 1390|
|ACT||27 to 31|
In 2016-2017 academic year, Lafayette College's tuition was $48,450 for all students regardless of residency (80.8% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 54% of Lafayette College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 10% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,483 (which is 1.9% above the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Lafayette College in 2016-2017, was 195, which is 29% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,744 (which is 2.6% below the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Lafayette College has enrolled a total of 2,550 students (2,505 students full-time and 45 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,550 students, 10 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 49% men and 51% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.
Non-resident alien: 10%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Black/African American: 5%
Two or more races: 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Lafayette College.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Visual And Performing Arts||10%||38|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||9%||36|
|Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies||5%||20|
|Philosophy And Religious Studies||3%||12|
|English Language And Literature/letters||3%||10|
|Natural Resources And Conservation||2%||6|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Lafayette College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Lafayette College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $54,400. Last year, out of the total 415 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 386 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 475 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 442 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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