Lafayette College
#541 Overall Influence#112 Desirability Rank

Lafayette College

College in Easton, Pennsylvania

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

9,237

Acceptance

29%

Graduation Rate

89%

Median SAT Score

1342

Median ACT Score

29

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$52,415

Fees (in-state)

$465

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$10,471
30K-48K$15,006
48K-75K$14,444
75K-110K$25,574
110K+$46,392

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$80,500

Employed

94%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

3K

Under-Grads

3K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

High St, Easton PA 18042-1768

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

17k per 100k

Violent Crime

3k per 100k

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this school influential?

#84 World Rank #46 USA Rank
Psychology
#256 World Rank #114 USA Rank
Sociology
#265 World Rank #116 USA Rank
Engineering
#361 World Rank #197 USA Rank
History
#477 World Rank #304 USA Rank
Business
#502 World Rank #224 USA Rank
Biology
#509 World Rank #219 USA Rank
Anthropology
#591 World Rank #214 USA Rank
Chemistry
#613 World Rank #232 USA Rank
Philosophy
#624 World Rank #362 USA Rank
Social Work
#627 World Rank #272 USA Rank
Medical
#731 World Rank #291 USA Rank
Computer Science
#750 World Rank #374 USA Rank
Law
#762 World Rank #368 USA Rank
Political Science
#850 World Rank #495 USA Rank
Communications
#962 World Rank #577 USA Rank
Nursing
#964 World Rank #358 USA Rank
Mathematics
#1353 World Rank #665 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#1683 World Rank #633 USA Rank
Literature
#5399 World Rank #1277 USA Rank
Economics

Influential People

Who are Lafayette College's Most influential alumni?

Lafayette College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Psychology, Sociology, and Engineering. Lafayette College’s most academically influential people include James McKeen Cattell, Barry Wellman, and Jay Parini.

James McKeen Cattell
James McKeen Cattell

American psychologist

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Barry Wellman
Barry Wellman

Canadian sociologist

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Jay Parini
Jay Parini

Professor, author

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Haldan Keffer Hartline
Haldan Keffer Hartline

American neuroscientist

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William Alexander Parsons Martin
William Alexander Parsons Martin

American missionary and translator in China

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Julie Ahringer

American geneticist

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Alexander Ramsey
Alexander Ramsey

American politician

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Philip Showalter Hench
Philip Showalter Hench

American physician

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Dominique Lapierre

French writer

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Sarkis Acopian

American philanthropist

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John Anderson Fry
John Anderson Fry

American academic administrator

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John W. Griggs
John W. Griggs

American politician

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About This School

How does this school stack up?

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 famously toured the country in 1824–25, as “a testimony of respect for [his] talents, virtues, and signal services... in the great cause of freedom”.
Source: Wikipedia