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Academic Profile

Class of 2018
Accepted Enrolled
*GPA – 75%ile 3.84 3.70
*GPA – Median 3.60 3.50
*GPA – 25%ile 3.37 3.22
*GPA – Mean 3.57 3.46
Middle 50% CR SAT 610–710 580–680
Middle 50% Math SAT 640–740 610–720
Middle 50% WR SAT 630–720 590–690
*All GPAs reflected here represent unweighted GPAs that have been recalculated using actual grades in major subjects for the first three years of high school.
Class of 2017
Accepted Enrolled
*GPA – 75%ile 3.84 3.70
*GPA – Median 3.60 3.45
*GPA – 25%ile 3.34 3.19
*GPA – Mean 3.56 3.44
Middle 50% CR SAT 610–700 570–670
Middle 50% Math SAT 640–740 610–710
Middle 50% WR SAT 620–720 580–680
*All GPAs reflected here represent unweighted GPAs that have been recalculated using actual grades in major subjects for the first three years of high school.

Admissions Overview

Class of 2018
Male Female Total
Applications Received 4,196 3,663 7,859
Initial Acceptances 1,118 1,165 2,283
Wait List Acceptances 13 24 37
Enrolled Students 332 317 649
Class of 2017
Male Female Total
Applications Received 3,651 3,115 6,766
Initial Acceptances 1,151 1,134 2,285
Wait List Acceptances 8 14 22
Enrolled Students 329 306 635

Early Decision

Class of 2018 Class of 2017
Applications Received 679 573
Acceptances 323 304
Enrolled 311 296
% of Incoming Class 48% 46%
Top 10% of Class (enrolled) 49% 53%
Middle 50% CR SAT 570-650 550-630
Middle 50% Math SAT 600-690 580-680
Middle 50% WR SAT 580-670 560-650

Ethnicity

Class of 2018 Class of 2017
Enrolled Enrolled
Multiracial 14 10
African American 27 37
Hispanic/Latino 46 48
Asian American 26 18
Native American 0 0

Citizenship

Class of 2018 Class of 2017
U.S. Citizens 568 563
U.S. Permanent Residents 9 11
Foreign Nationals 72 61
Students With Some International Background 106 73

States and Territories of the Class of 2018

Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.

Countries of Citizenship in the Class of 2018

Afghanistan 1, Argentina 1, Australia 1, Brazil 2, Bulgaria 1, Cameroon 1, Canada 4, China 29, Dominican Republic 1, Ecuador 2, Egypt 1, Ethiopia 1, France 2, Germany 4, Guatemala 1, Iceland 1, India 5, Ireland 2, Israel 1, Italy 3, Jamaica 2, Japan 3, Kenya 2, Korea 1, Lithuania 1, Madagascar 1, Mexico 1, Mongolia 1, Myanmar 2, Nepal 3, Nigeria 2, Pakistan 3, Peru 1, Poland 1, Russian Federation 2, Rwanda 1, Singapore 1, Spain 2, Switzerland 1, Taiwan 1,Turkey 2, United Kingdom 9, Vietnam 3, Zambia 1

High School Representation

Class of 2018 Class of 2017
Public 387 420
Private 147 134
Religious 94 68
Charter 18 11
Home-Schooled 3 2

Class of 2018 financial Aid Highlights

Percentage of the class receiving Lafayette College-funded grants and/or scholarships: 44%
Percentage of the class receiving any type of financial aid: 54%
Marquis Scholarship worth $24,000 per year to 65 students
Marquis Fellowship worth $40,000 to 9 students
Range of Lafayette need-based grants: $900-$63,100