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Lafayette College has an enrollment of 2610 students from 46 US states and 53 countries abroad. It offers 37 bachelors of arts degrees and 14 bachelors of science degrees in the field of Chemistry, Engineering, Neuroscience, Environmental Science and Religion & Politics. The academic sessions here begin in Fall and Spring seasons, with a few courses in Summers as well.
|Application Portal||Common Application|
|Application Fee||65 USD|
|Mode of Payment||Online/Off-line/In person|
|Intake Seasons||Fall and Spring season|
|Average SAT Score||1342|
|Average ACT Score||27-31|
|SAT subject tests||Recommended|
|Financial Aid for International Students||Available|
|Contact details for International email@example.com.|
The full-time academic session at Lafayette College begins in the Fall and Spring semesters.
|Application Type||Apply By|
|Early Decision||Nov 15|
|Regular Decision||Jan 15|
The SAT/ACT scores should be received by the institute by Jan 25. International students are advised to start the application process 9-12 months prior to the start date of the desired program. This ensures that they receive their I-20 Form and student visa within the stipulated time frame.
Around 16% of the total enrolled students at Lafayette are international applicants. The university has Office of International Student Advising helps students transition to life in the U.S. and gives advice on issues related to F-1 immigration.
Academic requirements - Official transcripts, Teacher’s evaluation, SAT/ACT scores
SAT/ACT scores can be self-reported via the Common Application. Official scores have to be provided once the student has accepted an offer of admission.
The college encourages students applying for engineering degrees to appear for SAT subject tests in mathematics and science.
Supporting Documents: Authorised financial statement, Proof of financial support, copy of passport
Admission Requirements at Lafayette College needs the International students to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting any one of the following English Proficiency Test scores:
|Test Name||Minimum Score Required (Undergraduate)|
|Duolingo English Test||69|
After the student is selected for admission, the student has to submit an enrollment form along with an acceptance letter and a non-refundable enrollment fee of 700(USD), if he/she wishes to accept the offer. The university will then email the Certificate of Eligibility for a Student Visa (Form I-20 A/B). Once received, all the details should be checked carefully.
At Lafayette College, there are over 50 programs for undergraduates to apply for. The general undergraduate admission process is given below.
Academic requirements - High School Transcripts, English Proficiency Test score for International students. Competitive ACT/SAT scores, scores of any SAT subject tests taken Minimum of 1 Letter of Recommendation and one writing sample.
Admission Interviews are also conducted by the admission staff at Lafayette but are not a mandatory part of the admission procedure.
Admission to Lafayette College is considered to be extremely competitive with students applying from all over the world and an acceptance rate of only 28%-30%.
It has quite high academic requirements, with the average GPA of attending students being 3.46 o a scale of 4.0.
The college also requires above average SAT/ACT scores. Apart from this, the emphasis is laid on the applicant’s interest and achievements outside the school curriculum.