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Lafayette College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

28.3%
Admission Difficulty for Lafayette College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into Lafayette College? The school has a 28% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,298 out of 8,123 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 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1270-1440
Applicants Submitting SAT
67%
SAT Scores for Lafayette College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 640
SAT Composite 25th 1270
SAT Scores for Lafayette College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1440
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 15 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1270 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 1185. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1355 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 67 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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 >40%
1355 to 1440 Avg + 28%-40%
1270 to 1355 Avg - 19%-28%
1185 to 1270 Reach 12%-19%
Less than 1185 Low <12%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
27-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
47%
ACT Scores for Lafayette College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 27
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Lafayette College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 31
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 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 25 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lafayette College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lafayette College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >40%
29 to 31 Avg + 28%-40%
27 to 29 Avg - 19%-28%
25 to 27 Reach 12%-19%
Less than 25 Low <12%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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

You will need 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. 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 Admission Chances
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

Admission Statistics

Lafayette College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,863 4,260 8,123
Accepted 1,257 1,041 2,298
Acceptance Rate 33% 24% 28%
Enrolled 350 299 649
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 29% 28%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
31

Applicants have 31 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lafayette College and what considerations affect 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.