One of the nation's highest endowment-per-student rates means providing the best faculty and facilities, student research, study abroad, internships, field work, and more.
Cur Non, family motto of the Marquis de Lafayette, means “Why not?” It’s our rallying cry. Why not have courage and confidence, take risks, and create your own destiny? Learn more.
High-level research, small-class discussions, field experience, community projects, global study. Students and faculty solving real-world problems together. It’s high-impact learning. Learn more.
Our faculty love teaching and mentoring undergraduates. We have one of the highest percentages of students working with professors on research. Learn more.
Getting Their Hands Dirty
Gardening and composting bring fresh food to the community and Lafayette dining halls while teaching students about sustainability. Read about the community garden.
Interning in New York City
Helpful alumni employers and proximity to New York City help students launch their careers. Watch the video.
A Look Into the Future
Engineering students gain experience and learn about an industry through internships at The Linde Group. Read their story.
What’s “Cur Non” Look Like?
“Why not” embodies the spirit of Lafayette. Watch the video.
Relating Origami to Engineering
A student-faculty team works to create deployable structures that can be used as temporary emergency housing and roofs. Read about the unique project.
Adventure of a Lifetime
Lafayette offers short-term study-abroad courses around the world. Watch a video.
Finding the Person Behind the Scholar
Tony Cummings pens an award-winning book on musicologist Nino Pirrotta. Read about the biography.
The Science of Wiffle Ball