Lafayette College

#691 / #207
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
Most Desirable School

College in Easton, Pennsylvania

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About Lafayette College

According to Wikipedia, Lafayette College is a private liberal arts college based in Easton, Pennsylvania, with a small satellite campus in New York City. Founded in 1826 by James Madison Porter and other citizens in Easton, the school first held classes in 1832. The founders voted to name the school after General Lafayette, a hero of the American Revolution who toured the country in 1824–25, as "a testimony of respect for [his] talents, virtues, and signal services... in the great cause of freedom".

Lafayette College Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
8,215 36% 90% 1345 30

How Much Does Lafayette College Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $6,934
30K - 48K $11,360
48K - 75K $17,121
75K - 110K $26,450
110K+ $48,047

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Lafayette College Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Lafayette College, then you can expect to earn an average of $80,500 per year. You also have a 94% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Lafayette College's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads
2,541 2,541

Where is Lafayette College?

Lafayette College is located at High St, Easton PA 18042-1768

How Safe is Lafayette College?

Easton has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Lafayette College Known For?

Lafayette College is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Lafayette College's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Lafayette College's Most Influential Alumni?

Lafayette College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Psychology, History, and Communications. Here are some of Lafayette College's most famous alumni:

James McKeen Cattell
James McKeen Cattell
An American psychologist.
Philip Showalter Hench
Philip Showalter Hench
An American physician .
William E. Simon
A Secretary of the Treasury, businessman.
Barry Wellman
Barry Wellman
A Canadian sociologist.
William Alexander Parsons Martin
William Alexander Parsons Martin
An American missionary and translator in China.
Haldan Keffer Hartline
Haldan Keffer Hartline
An American neuroscientist.
Dominique Lapierre
A French writer.
Don Lancaster
An American writer.
S. Donald Stookey
An American chemist .
Jay Parini
Jay Parini
A Professor, author.
Harold H. Bender
An American philologist.
Peyton C. March
Peyton C. March
A 9th Chief of Staff of the United States Army .