Lafayette College

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Lafayette College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Easton, PA, a predominately suburban area. There are around 2,700 students enrolled each year at Lafayette College.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores in the range of 1760 (25th percentile) to 2060 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 27 (25th percentile) to 31 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants that get into this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Lafayette College average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.48 - 3.78. Roughly 30 percent of all applicant were accepted at Lafayette College, and from those that were granted acceptance around 27 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.lafayette.edu.

Overall Lafayette College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013

34.1%

The overall acceptance rate for Lafayette College was reported as 34.1% in Fall 2013 with over 6,770 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1760 - 2060
  • ACT Scores: 27 - 31
  • Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.78

How Hard Is It to Get into Lafayette College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Lafayette College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2017 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2017-2018 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Lafayette College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 42.4%
  • 2010-2011: 41.7%
  • 2011-2012: 40.3%
  • 2012-2013: 34.5%
  • 2013-2014: 34.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2017-2018: 36.8%

How Does Lafayette College Compare?

34.1%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Lafayette College is sixty-three percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary80.0%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley85.5%
DeSales University75.8%
Muhlenberg College46.2%
Cedar Crest College58.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants6,76654.0%46.0%
Admitted2,31050.2%49.8%
Enrolled63551.8%48.2%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Lafayette College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading570 - 670
Math610 - 700
Writing580 - 690
Total Score1760 - 2060
ACT®Score Range
English26 - 32
Math27 - 32
Composite Score27 - 31
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