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Lafayette College

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Visiting And Contact Information

118 Markle Hall

Easton, PA 18042

United States

Phone: 610-330-5100

Fax: 610-330-5355

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 95
SAT:
% Submitting Score:77%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:570 - 670
     Math Middle 50%:610 - 700
     Writing Middle 50%:580 - 690
ACT:
% Submitting Score:39%
     ACT Middle 50%:27 - 31
     Math Middle 50%:27 - 32
     English Middle 50%:26 - 32
     Writing Middle 50%:8 - 9
Average High School GPA:3.46
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:23.97%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:25.24%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:22.4%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:19.4%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:8.68%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:0.32%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:62%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:89%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:65%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 6,766
Total applicants who are accepted: 2,310
Total of accepted students who enroll: 635
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 91%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $65.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Decision Notification Date: 12/15
Early Decision II Application Deadline: 02/01
Early Decision II Notification Date: 02/15
Regular Application Deadline: 01/15
Regular Notification Date: 04/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Important
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Important
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High School diploma or equivalent is not required
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:18
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:2
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Academic Electives:5
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    95
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    570 - 670
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    610 - 700
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    580 - 690
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    27 - 31
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    27 - 32
  •      English Middle 50%:
    26 - 32
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    8 - 9
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.46
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
    11/15
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    01/15
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