Lafayette College

We call this school an "engine of inequality" because very few students come from working-class and low-income family backgrounds, and it falls in the bottom 5% of all four-year colleges nationwide for its extraordinarily low enrollment of freshmen who receive Pell Grants, a type of federal financial aid for low-income students. This college is not very socioeconomically diverse. If this is important to you, use this website to identify similar colleges or colleges in your area that may be more diverse or affordable and that graduate a high percentage of students.

General Information

Website https://www.lafayette.edu/
Address High St
City Easton
State PA
Zip 18042-1768
Locale Suburb: Large

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 94%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 86.2%
Five-year graduation rate 89.3%
Six-year graduation rate 90.0%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out 5.2%

College Characteristics

Sector Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification Bac/A & S
Size: Number of Undergraduates 2,594
Endowment Assets $833,069,000
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency -
Net Price Calculator Website https://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/lafayette
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 0%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen 3.53
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 630 (25th - 75th percentile = 580 - 680)
Median SAT Math 665 (25th - 75th percentile = 620 - 710)
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite 29.0 (25th - 75th percentile = 27 - 31)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 28.3%
In-State Tuition and Fees $49,635
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $49,635
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $66,105
Average Net Price After Grants $26,148
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $7,070
Median earnings 10 years after entry $68,600
Median debt of completers $24,788
Federal Loan Default Rate 1.7%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 10.0%
% Underrepresented Minority 11.8%
% Black 5.4%
% Latino 6.5%
% Native American 0.0%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
% Asian 4.2%
% White 65.5%
% Two or More Races 2.1%
% Other 16.3%
% Noresident Aliens 10.5%
% Female 51.0%
% Male 49.0%
% Age 25 and Over 0.4%
% Part-time 1.8%