Lafayette College

country rank  473
world rank  1281

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Founded in 1826, Lafayette College is a non-profit private liberal arts higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Easton (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Lafayette College (LAFAYETTE) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Presbyterian religion. Lafayette College (LAFAYETTE) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 194 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. LAFAYETTE also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym LAFAYETTE
Founded 1826
Motto Veritas liberabit
Truth will set you free
Colours Maroon and white

University Location

Address High Street
Easton
18042-1770 Pennsylvania
United States
Tel +1 (610) 330 5000
Fax +1 (610) 330 5355

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is considered but not required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office 118 Markle Hall
Easton 18042-1770
(610) 330 5100

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Presbyterian Christian-Presbyterian Presbyterian Church (USA) - www.pcusa.org

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Exclusively undergraduate four-year
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, no graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Not Classified (Exclusively Graduate Programs)

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Lafayette College's Library
Lafayette College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 405,428 physical volumes, 12,024 physical media, 88,046 digital/electronic medium and 149 licensed digital/electronic databases. Lafayette College's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Lafayette College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 2,388 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1921


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Online Courses

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