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Lafayette College Admission Requirements

Easton, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Lafayette College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
31.5%
Admission Difficulty for Lafayette College
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Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh
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How hard is it to get into Lafayette College and can I get accepted? The school has a 31% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,682 out of 8,521 applicants were admitted making Lafayette College a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 15 percent. Lafayette College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Lafayette College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1250-1440
Applicants Submitting SAT
70%
SAT Scores for Lafayette College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 630
SAT Composite 25th 1250
SAT Scores for Lafayette College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1440
Average SAT Score 1350

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Lafayette College?

Lafayette College typically requires applicants to be in the top 18 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1250 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1150. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1350 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lafayette College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1440 and Above Good >43%
1345 to 1440 Avg + 31%-43%
1250 to 1345 Avg - 21%-31%
1155 to 1250 Reach 13%-21%
Less than 1155 Low <13%
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Lafayette College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
28-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
41%
ACT Scores for Lafayette College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 29
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 28
ACT Scores for Lafayette College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 30

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Lafayette College?

Admission data indicates that Lafayette College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 28 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 12 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lafayette College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lafayette College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >46%
30 to 33 Avg + 31%-46%
28 to 30 Avg - 23%-31%
26 to 28 Reach 16%-23%
Less than 26 Low <16%
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Lafayette College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.46
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Lafayette College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Lafayette College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lafayette College was 3.46 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #31 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Lafayette College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Lafayette College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 24% Good
3.50 to 3.75 25% Good
3.25 to 3.50 22% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 19% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 9% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

62% of Lafayette College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Lafayette College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 62%
Top 25% of class 89%
Top 50% of class 97%
Bottom 50% of class 3%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Lafayette College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,844 4,677 8,521
Accepted 1,373 1,309 2,682
Acceptance Rate 36% 28% 31%
Enrolled 341 357 698
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 27% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lafayette College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Lafayette College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Lafayette College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=213385 IPEDS survey data for Lafayette College.

FAQs

Does Lafayette College prefer SAT or ACT?

70% of students submit their SAT scores to Lafayette College. 41% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Lafayette College?

31% of those who apply are granted admission to Lafayette College. Admission competition is high and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Lafayette College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1250 and 1440. 70% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Lafayette College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 28 and 33. 41% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.