Lafayette College

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#107, overall score 48.92/100

Fun Fact:

George Barclay, a Lafayette College student, is credited with the invention of the football helmet in 1894.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Easton, Pa.
  • Region: Mid-Atlantic
  • Campus type: Small city
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Liberal Arts: Yes
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2,550
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 250
  • Jewish population share: 10%
  • Student origin: 19% in-state / 81% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The Lafayette
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Leopards

COST & AID Score: 11.67/15

  • Score: 11.67/15
  • Tuition: $50,850
  • Room & board costs: $15,040
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $45,100
  • Average loan debt: $29,324
  • Starting median salary: $61,500

ACADEMICS Score: 10/20

  • Score: 10/20
  • Acceptance rate: 31%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
  • Median SAT range: 1260-1440
  • Jewish Studies program: Yes
  • Jewish Studies major: Yes
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 10/20

  • Score: 10/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 13
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: None
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never introduced

SAFETY Score: 9.67/11

  • Score: 9.67/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 11.37/1,000 students (high)
  • City crime rate: 19.27/1,000 people (low)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 7.58/34

  • Score: 7.58/34
  • Hillel: Lafayette College Hillel Society
  • Chabad: No
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: None
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 3 (1 Orthodox, 1 Conservative, 1 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alum: Joel Silver

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