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Lafayette College

Easton, Pennsylvania, United States
At Lafayette, doing is as much a part of learning as class time. Here, hands-on experience is how we revolutionize the world. You’ll connect with students and alumni with similar interests and others passionate about fields of study you’ve never before imagined.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Education & Training (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

In March 1826, the citizens of Easton received a charter signed by the governor of Pennsylvania establishing Lafayette College. The vision: to teach the habits and subjects of a disciplined mind, the skills to conduct careful research and come to considered conclusions, and the desire and ability to lead a purposeful life.

Education

In an environment that fosters the free exchange of ideas, Lafayette College seeks to nurture the inquiring mind and to integrate intellectual, social, and personal growth. The College strives to develop students’ skills of critical thinking, verbal communication, and quantitative reasoning and their capacity for creative endeavor; it encourages students to examine the traditions of their own culture and those of others; to develop systems of values that include an understanding of personal, social, and professional responsibility; and to regard education as an indispensable, lifelong process.

Career

The Office of Career Services is proud to have received national recognition for our award winning Gateway Program. Graduate outcomes and employer feedback confirm that Gateway students are poised for success. These students are better prepared to pursue and fulfill their career goals as a result of actively engaging with career counselors, participating in experiential learning and research, as well as networking with alumni and parent volunteers

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

The Mail Center coordinates the delivery of mail to students. Every full-time student is assigned a mailbox in Farinon Center. We try to maintain the same box for your entire enrollment at the College.

Housing services

Housing is guaranteed for all four years with 21 residence halls in a mix of architectural styles and a safe campus environment.

Options range from traditional residence halls with singles, doubles or suites to town homes and our sorority and fraternity houses. Special living options are available for students who share common interests, such as the arts, foreign culture and language, or academic, athletic and civic connections. Eligible seniors can apply to live independently in college-owned or off-campus housing.

Library services

No matter where on earth your summer travels take you, remember that you can access library resources from off-campus using your Lafayette network ID and password. Just begin your search from the library web site, with its Lafayette-specific URLs. When you try to access subscription resources, you'll then be prompted to log in with your network ID and password (the same credentials that you use to access your email).

ICT services

Access to the campus network requires each device to be registered in PacketFence, the technology that provides Network Access Control.

There are two wireless networks available in all on-campus housing, academic, and support buildings; eduroam and LC.

Medical services

Bailey Health Center connects students with quality health care and promotes an environment of wellness, where students are treated with compassion and understanding.

Student Life

Campus life

Form  personal connections, explore individual interests, develop leadership skills, and engage with a community that begins on campus and extends far past it. Make new friends, enjoy transformative experiences, and challenge yourself in an environment built on trust, respect, and opportunity.

Sports facilities

Have fun, stay fit, be healthy. Check out our robust menu of more than 50 intramural sports and recreational activities - supplemented by health and counseling services - to find the one that’s right for you.

Student clubs

Clubs and organizations play an active and crucial role at Lafayette College.

Accreditation

Lafayette College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104; (215) 662-5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. 

Student Reviews

Sad to leave
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I could not have had a better student experience anywhere else. The campus culture and curricular structure perfectly suited my needs as a student. I only wish there were more study abroad & language options for my major.

Lafayette slaps no cap
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Lafayette is a small Liberal Arts College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Its setting is suburban and it has a small student body. This makes its community really close-knit and constructive. You can make a lot of friends (even though it seems counter-intuitive) and close connections. The professors actually care about individual students and help them in class, with internship...

Easton, Pennsylvania, United States

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