Who we are –
Class of 2026 profile

 

25.1%
Domestic Students of Color
74%
Caucasian/Unknown Students
11%
First-Generation Students
8%
International Students

 Early decision students

835
Early decision applications
362
Early decision acceptances
339
Early decision enrolled

 Standardized test scores*

(Middle 50% for admitted students)

30-33
ACT Composite*
660-730
SAT ERW*
670-750
SAT math*
3.36-3.82
GPA

*For accepted students who submitted test scores. The submission of standardized test results will be optional for prospects applying for admission to Lafayette in the 2022-23 academic year.


 States and Territories

Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, US Virgin Islands, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia

 Countries of Citizenship

Australia, Bahrain, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Ethiopia, France, Hungary, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Russia, Somalia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Zimbabwe


 Financial Aid


 Life on campus

93%
of students live on campus
60%
of students study abroad before they graduate
10:1
student-faculty ratio
247
full-time faculty members

 Athletics

23
Division I sports
A national leader
in STUDENT-ATHLETE graduation success

WOMEN’S SPORTS:

Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Indoor Track And Field, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track and Field, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball

MEN’S SPORTS:

Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Football, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track and Field, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, and Tennis


 Research and Exploration

50%
of students by their senior year have done research with a faculty member
$550k
is spent annually for EXCEL Scholars to work with faculty on research projects

 Clubs, Groups and Greek Life

187
clubs and organizations on campus including:
20 arts, 20 cultural, 9 spiritual, 20 social/political and 10 sustainability groups
5 + 6 Sororities and Fraternities
27%
of students are members of Greek Life
50
club sports and intramural programs

 Community

The Society of Environmental Engineers and Pard Papers taught elementary school students how to make paper as part of Literacy Day

In the 2020-2021 academic year…

7,000
student hours dedicated to community engagement activities
440
students participated in virtual programs with community partners
60
student leaders organized social awareness and advocacy events
$5000
raised for community organizations through student-led fundraisers

 Return on Investment

74%
Medical School Admissions (for students with GPAs above 3.60 from class of 2021)
100%
Acceptance rate for law school admissions (from 2019-2021)
100%
Dental school admissions (from 2019-2021)
$173,850
Awarded through the Gateway Career Center 2020 summer stipends

6.30%
annual return on investment, comparing four-year cost to 20-year net

$72,600
for early career salary
$138,500
for mid-career salary

Some of the NOTABLE employers for the Class of 2020:

Some of the NOTABLE graduate and professional schools for the Class of 2020:

  • Columbia University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • American University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cornell University
  • Harvard University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Stanford University
  • University of Chicago