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Lafayette College – Tuition & Success Analysis

Easton, PA

Lafayette College – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,518

Average annual cost of attendance: $32,953

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $24,788

Campus Setting: Large Suburb

Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)

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Lafayette College Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $7,353

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $12,372

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $21,404

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $27,682

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $46,329


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Lafayette College. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Lafayette College Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 89%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 94%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $68,600

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 85%

Lafayette College Admissions

Lafayette College Acceptance Rate: 28%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 620 to 710

SAT Critical Reading: 580 to 680

SAT Writing: 590 to 690

ACT English: 27 to 33

ACT Math: 27 to 32

ACT Writing: 8 to 9

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Lafayette College actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Lafayette College Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 9%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 32%

Typical student debt: $24,788

Typical monthly loan payment: $264

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Majors at Lafayette College


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Lafayette College:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies – 2%
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 14%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 1%
  • Engineering – 23%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 4%
  • History – 3%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 3%
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies – 1%
  • Physical Sciences – 3%
  • Psychology – 8%
  • Social Sciences – 33%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 4%

For more information about the various majors at Lafayette College, visit their website.

Lafayette College Diversity


Overall Composition at Lafayette College

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Lafayette College full time:  99%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Lafayette College part time:  1%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Lafayette College:  1%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 4%

Black: 5%

Hispanic: 7%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 10%

Two or more races: 2%

Unknown: 6%

White: 66%

Lafayette College Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 2.8

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 2.1

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 21.7

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.