#6 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Lafayette College

Easton, Pennsylvania

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Student Population
Lafayette College overview
Location Easton, Pennsylvania
Online lafayette.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Lafayette College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Located in Easton, Pennsylvania, Lafayette College is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA) faith. In the most recent statistical year 8,521 prospective students applied, and 2,682 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 698 enrolled in the school.  2,603 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 39 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $54,512 plus fees of $1,240. Lafayette College is ranked 60 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Lafayette College is rated within the top 14% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1250/1440
ACT 28/33
GPA 3.46
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2022
Applicant Competition High
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Lafayette College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,240
Room and Board $16,264
Budget for Other Expenses$1,000
Total One Year Cost$74,016

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$81,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
88% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Lafayette College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 33%
Engineering 19%
Biology 10%
Psychology 8%
English and Literature 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=213385 IPEDS survey data for Lafayette College.

Current students may use the Lafayette College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.