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 2,900 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 1250 (25th percentile) to 1440 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 28 (25th percentile) to 33 (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 3.62 - 3.89. Roughly 30 percent of all applicant were accepted at Lafayette College, and from those that were granted acceptance around 26 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Lafayette College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Lafayette College was reported as 31.5% in Fall 2020 with over 8,520 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

  • ACT Scores: 28 - 33
  • Average GPA: 3.62 - 3.89

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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Lafayette College has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 28.3%
  • 2017-2018: 30.8%
  • 2018-2019: 29.4%
  • 2019-2020: 31.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 28.2%

How Does Lafayette College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Lafayette College is eighty percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary75.2%
DeSales University78.8%
Muhlenberg College66.2%
Cedar Crest College60.9%
Centenary College75.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Lafayette College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading620 - 700
Math630 - 740
Total Score1250 - 1440
ACT®Score Range
English29 - 34
Math27 - 32
Composite Score28 - 33
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