Easton, PA
Lafayette College


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Recent Reviews

Christopher
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Very small school, less than 3000 students. They bring a lot of attention to the engineering program, one of the best for lib...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Very small school, less than 3000 students. They bring a lot of attention to the engineering program, one of the best for liberal arts colleges. Other majors don't get much attention, except for econ/finance. Sports teams are not good. Food is okay to good. Housing is pretty limited and they're increases student body size, which doesn't make a lot of sense at the moment. Courses are challenging and professors are very accessible. Not much to do right outside of campus.

chris
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Went to lafayette and transferred in my junior year to NYU. Realized after transferring that lafayette is completely bush lea...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Went to lafayette and transferred in my junior year to NYU. Realized after transferring that lafayette is completely bush league. Yeah engineering is good but the small campus amounts to a college version of a country club with no realities of the real world. People partied there for four years and then hit the "real world" only to find major disappointment. If you have a trust fund or some job waiting for you this school is great. Otherwise try to go to a school that gets you set for life.

kiera
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The campus is so beautiful and safety is never much of an issue. With security readily available and the tendency for student...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus is so beautiful and safety is never much of an issue. With security readily available and the tendency for students to travel in pacts, there are minimal incidences. The professors are always welcoming. Overall, the school is great and I would recommend to others.

Catherine
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Lafayette only wants rich kids. The school could not care less about you unless you have the money to apply there and if you...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Lafayette only wants rich kids. The school could not care less about you unless you have the money to apply there and if you don't, they will "throw your application in the trash" because you are "wasting their time." Honestly, it is not worth the price tag anyway.

Johanna
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Lafayette College allows for students to feel at home in all that they do. Professors genuinely care about their student's we...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Lafayette College allows for students to feel at home in all that they do. Professors genuinely care about their student's well-being and are readily available. Staff take time and get to know many of the students creating even more personal connections. In addition, the academics at the school are steller. Although the classes can be difficult, there are many resourses to make sure that the students are able to succeed at all they try to accomplish. The school does not just feel like a place that I go to learn, but it instead feels like home.

Susan
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Lafayette is a very acedmic school. If students are looking for a party school they should not come here but once you settle ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Lafayette is a very acedmic school. If students are looking for a party school they should not come here but once you settle in and find your group of friends everything else seems to fall into place. What’s so great about Lafayette is the opportunities that the school open ups for students as long as students are very proactive about reaching out for support from factuality.

Katarina
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Throughout my time at Lafayette I can only speak to the experiences that are my own, unique to how I navigated through the co...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Throughout my time at Lafayette I can only speak to the experiences that are my own, unique to how I navigated through the course of my undergraduate education. All shaped by the two pillars of college, academics and extracurriculars. Academically, Lafayette works hard to ensure that it supplies its students with the tools they need to succeed. In large part, this is made possible through the environment that Lafayette aspires to create. The campus is quaint and serene, I mean it is literally a registered arboretum, and has a gorgeous central quad – kind of like the ones you see in movies (except this one only gets used about 3 months a year when the weather is nice). The chemical and biomolecular engineering department is stellar. Professors are beyond helpful, most of them having an “open-door” policy – whenever their office door is open you are welcome to walk in and ask questions. The professional staff are truly invested in the success of their students. During my time here, I have had the ability to participate in research since I was a sophomore, allowing me to gain experience that is unheard-of at many of the larger institutions. Likewise, in the class room, I never feel like I am overshadowed. Honestly, it’s difficult to every feel that way when your classes are capped at 25 people and all the professors know you by name. Socially, Lafayette struggles. A lack of both success and enthusiasm for the varsity sports program, despite our being a Division I institution, leaves the entire community lacking a shared entity to rally around. This leads to a clear social divide between athletes, Greek life, and those unaffiliated with both parties. Not that you don’t know people across all these groups, the campus is much too small for that, but it is likely that if you belong to one of these 3 categories your weekends affairs will dictate as such. On that note, if you’re looking for wild parties every night Lafayette might not be your place Although, if you are determined there is always someone doing something. Thursday – Sunday there will no doubt be options, but again they tend to be exclusive, so you likely need to know someone. Our student body, demographically, lacks diversity, with most of our students coming from upper-middle class homes. Although, variety of thought is still strong. Students are constantly engaged in the social and political climates effecting society. There are a wealth of clubs and groups to join with more being added each year. Our presence within the community of Easton is something we are very cognizant about and as such volunteer/ outreach opportunities are available in abundance. Lafayette, like many things in life, is only what you make of it. Thanks to Lafayette I have gained some of the dearest friends, a well-rounded education, and memories that I know I’ll never forget. College is going to be unforgettable no matter where you attend, but if you are looking for a close-knit community, with top-notch academics, and open-minded peers, this might be your place.

Danielle
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Lafayette is a great school. The academics are rigorous and can be difficult but the professors care a lot as do the rest of ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Lafayette is a great school. The academics are rigorous and can be difficult but the professors care a lot as do the rest of the faculty. Socially, the school is fun and easy to find your own niche and be able to be involved as much or as little as you want. Lafayette has some issues that they are trying to solve and they need to have more people of color on campus.

Lucia
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Lafayette College has amazing academics and great professors. If you want to be involved, there are opportunities for that. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Lafayette College has amazing academics and great professors. If you want to be involved, there are opportunities for that. The dining halls on campus can be a hit or a miss at times. Sometimes one dining hall will have horrible lunch, but later on it will have amazing dinner. The onion rings here are amazing! And Simon's, the sub cafe here, has amazing sandwiches. The students here are generally welcoming and fun to be around. It may take a little while to find your place on campus, but once you do, Lafayette starts to feel like a home.

Julia
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Lafayette is unique and wonderful in a plethora of ways. Not only does it offer outstanding educational opportunities, but it...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Lafayette is unique and wonderful in a plethora of ways. Not only does it offer outstanding educational opportunities, but it also provides interdisciplinary courses. You can take all kinds of classes or major in two completely different fields. The collaboration and discussion in the classroom is also amazing. It really provides students with the chance to think and voice their opinions. Not only that, but both students and professors alike are passionate about education. Professors are readily available outside of office hours and are always enthusiastic in helping students/getting them excited about course material. Academics are not the college's only strongpoint, however; Lafayette is also responsible for a close, tightly-knit community and students who genuinely care about one-another's wellbeing. On top of that, Lafayette and its students are extremely passionate about social justice. There is no paucity of opportunities to get involved and make a difference on campus!

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  • Enrollment
  • 2,550
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $48,885
  • Acceptance rate
  • 28%

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