Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Lafayette College (Easton, PA)


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Lafayette College is ranked 32 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 55 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 71%
Applicants who took ACT 45%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+17%
600-69952%
600+69%

SAT Math Score

700+34%
600-69950%
600+84%

ACT Score

30-3642%
24-2954%
24+96%

Students applied7,465
Students admitted2,258
Admission rate30%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate87%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$48,450
Fees$1,185
Room and board$14,470
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$65,105

Cost after need-based aid$27,610
Cost after non-need-based aid$40,335

Average debt at graduation$31,154

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$68,800

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$37,495
Average non-need-based aid$24,770

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,533

Full-Time

Men1,273
Women1,218

Part-Time

Men23
Women19

Freshmen retained95%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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