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2016-2017 Catalog


Admission to Lafayette College is highly competitive. The College receives about 12 applications annually for each available place in the first - year class and seeks to admit students who are engaged academically and socially and who want to make a difference on campus, in the community and in the world. Factors considered in evaluating each student's admissions file include academic performance in secondary school; rigor of courses taken; personal character such as motivation, social awareness, ambition, individualism and leadership potential; evidence of significant talent; and the recommendations of secondary school officials. Applicants for admission must submit test scores from either the SAT or ACT (writing section not required).  SAT Subjects test results are recommended but not required. Students are strongly encouraged to have an on-campus interview.

Students admitted to Lafayette as full- time, degree-seeking students must have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent of a high school diploma at the time of their matriculation. Lafayette complies with federal and state legislation and does not in any way discriminate in education programs or in employment on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry age, physical ability, or sexual orientation.