Lafayette College
#545 Overall Influence#112 Desirability Rank

Lafayette College

College in Easton, Pennsylvania

From 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".

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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

17 per 100k

Violent Crime

3 per 100k

What is Lafayette College known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#88 World Rank #50 USA Rank
Psychology
#261 World Rank #116 USA Rank
Sociology
#269 World Rank #119 USA Rank
Engineering
#364 World Rank #199 USA Rank
History
#581 World Rank #212 USA Rank
Chemistry
#489 World Rank #213 USA Rank
Biology
#631 World Rank #243 USA Rank
Philosophy
#747 World Rank #291 USA Rank
Computer Science
#931 World Rank #338 USA Rank
Mathematics
#755 World Rank #360 USA Rank
Political Science
#1678 World Rank #475 USA Rank
Physics
#2053 World Rank #745 USA Rank
Literature
#3688 World Rank #933 USA Rank
Economics
#2013 World Rank #936 USA Rank
Religious Studies

Other areas of influence

#486 World Rank #309 USA Rank
Business
#528 World Rank #226 USA Rank
Anthropology
#643 World Rank #369 USA Rank
Social Work
#644 World Rank #273 USA Rank
Medical
#731 World Rank #342 USA Rank
Education
#739 World Rank #367 USA Rank
Law
#894 World Rank #525 USA Rank
Communications
#1012 World Rank #610 USA Rank
Nursing
#2813 World Rank #1751 USA Rank
Criminal Justice

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 Haldan Keffer Hartline.

James McKeen Cattell
James McKeen Cattell

American psychologist

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Barry Wellman
Barry Wellman

Canadian sociologist

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Haldan Keffer Hartline
Haldan Keffer Hartline

American neuroscientist

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Jay Parini
Jay Parini

Professor, author

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Julie Ahringer

American geneticist

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William Alexander Parsons Martin
William Alexander Parsons Martin

American missionary and translator in China

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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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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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Dominique Lapierre

French writer

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