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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.99% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
8,123 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
98.2% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
577 Graduates

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The median tuition at Lafayette College is $48,450, which is $16,240 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,208.

In 2016, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 32% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Lafayette College received 8,123 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 8.81% annual growth. Out of those 8,123 applicants, 2,298 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 28.3% acceptance rate.

There were 2,550 students enrolled at Lafayette College in 2016, and 67% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Lafayette College has an overall enrollment yield of 28.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Lafayette College has a total enrollment of 2,550 students. The full-time enrollment at Lafayette College is 2,505 students and the part-time enrollment is 45. This means that 98.2% of students enrolled at Lafayette College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lafayette College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.3% White, 6.43% Hispanic or Latino, 5.33% Black or African American, 4.24% Asian, 2.12% Two or More Races, 0.04% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 10.4% Non-resident Alien.

Students enrolled at Lafayette College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (32.5%), followed by White Male (32%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.53%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 33 fewer women than men graduated from Lafayette College. The majority of students graduating from Lafayette College are White. These 489 graduates mean that there were 6.04 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 81 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Lafayette College is General Economics with 125 graduates, followed by General Political Science & Government with 50 graduates and General Psychology with 48 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Lafayette College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Social Sciences, with 254 graduates, followed by Cultural & Gender Studies with 14 graduates and Philosophy and Religious Studies with 13 graduates.


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Lafayette College has an endowment valued at nearly $809M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.48M (0.92%), compared to the 1.02% average return ($343,877 on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Lafayette College had a total expenditure of $152M. Of that $152M, they spent $60.8M on salaries and $21.8M on benefits.

Lafayette College employs 79 Assistant professors, 73 Professors, and 69 Associate professors. Most academics at Lafayette College are Male Professors (51), Male Assistant professors (48), and Male Associate professors (44).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lafayette College are: Service, with 102 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 102 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 82 employees.



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