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Lafayette College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Lafayette College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 2,258 out of 7,465 applicants or 30% were admitted making Lafayette College a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. Lafayette College typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 3,462 4,003 7,465
Accepted 1,211 1,047 2,258
Acceptance Rate 35% 26% 30%
Enrolled 357 315 672
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 30% 30%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Lafayette College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Lafayette College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 27 and above. 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. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lafayette College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1280 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 1195. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1365 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1280 1450
SAT Reading 640 720
SAT Math 640 740
ACT Composite 27 31
ACT English 27 33
ACT Math 27 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >42%
29 to 31 Avg + 30%-42%
27 to 29 Avg - 20%-30%
25 to 27 Reach 13%-20%
Less than 25 Low <13%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1450 and Above Good >42%
1365 to 1450 Avg + 30%-42%
1280 to 1365 Avg - 20%-30%
1195 to 1280 Reach 13%-20%
Less than 1195 Low <13%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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 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 0% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Reach

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.