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Lafayette College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Lafayette College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
30.8%
Admission Difficulty for Lafayette College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh

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, 2,609 out of 8,469 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 11 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 ten percent of their high school class.

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Lafayette College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1320-1480
Applicants Submitting SAT
57%
SAT Scores for Lafayette College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 670
SAT Math 25th 650
SAT Composite 25th 1320
SAT Scores for Lafayette College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1480
Average SAT Score 1400

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 10 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1320 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 1240. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1400 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. 57 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
1480 and Above Good >43%
1400 to 1480 Avg + 31%-43%
1320 to 1400 Avg - 21%-31%
1240 to 1320 Reach 13%-21%
Less than 1240 Low <13%
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Lafayette College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
28-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
57%
ACT Scores for Lafayette College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 28
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 28
ACT Scores for Lafayette College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 29

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 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 57 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 >48%
29 to 31 Avg + 31%-48%
28 to 29 Avg - 24%-31%
27 to 28 Reach 18%-24%
Less than 27 Low <18%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. 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

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%

Admission Statistics

Lafayette College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,024 4,445 8,469
Accepted 1,396 1,213 2,609
Acceptance Rate 35% 27% 31%
Enrolled 360 320 680
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 26% 26%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
57

Applicants have 57 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Lafayette College before the Jan 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24

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.