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Academic Profile

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.
Class of 2016
Accepted Enrolled
*GPA – 75%ile 3.83 3.77
*GPA – Median 3.60 3.48
*GPA – 25%ile 3.32 3.20
*GPA – Mean 3.55 3.44
Middle 50% CR SAT 620–710 580–680
Middle 50% Math SAT 640–730 610–710
Middle 50% WR SAT 620–710 580–680
*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 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 335 308 643
Class of 2016
Male Female Total
Applications Received 3,614 3,046 6,660
Initial Acceptances 1,144 1,142 2,286
Wait List Acceptances 6 4 10
Enrolled Students 338 291 629

Early Decision

Class of 2017 Class of 2016
Applications Received 573 560
Acceptances 304 315
Enrolled 296 298
% of Incoming Class 46% 47%
Top 10% of Class (enrolled) 53% 40%
Middle 50% CR SAT 550-630 550-640
Middle 50% Math SAT 580-680 580-680
Middle 50% WR SAT 560-650 560-650

Ethnicity

Class of 2017 Class of 2016
Enrolled Enrolled
Multiracial 46 45
African American 38 33
Hispanic/Latino 11 9
Asian American 18 17
Native American 1 2

Citizenship

Class of 2017 Class of 2016
U.S. Citizens 568 591
U.S. Permanent Residents 11 8
Foreign Nationals 63 30
Students With Some International Background 74 52

States and Territories of the Class of 2017

Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.

Countries of Citizenship in the Class of 2017

Albania 1, Argentina 1, Bahamas 1, Belgium 1, Benin 1, Bulgaria 1, Canada 4, China 29, Colombia 1, Dominican Republic 1, Ecuador 2, Ethiopia 2, France 2, Georgia 1, Germany 3, Hong Kong 1, India 2, Ireland 1, Italy 1, Kenya 2, Lithuania 1, Madagascar 1, Mexico 2, Morocco 1, Myanmar 1, Nepal 2, Netherlands 1, Nigeria 2, Philippines 2, Portugal 1, Russian Federation 1, Rwanda 1, Slovenia 1, Spain 1, Switzerland 3, Turkey 3, United Kingdom 11, Vietnam 5 and Zimbabwe 1.

High School Representation

Class of 2017 Class of 2016
Public 424 409
Private 136 125
Religious 68 85
Home-Schooled 2 0

Financial Aid Highlights

  • Lafayette grants/scholarships: $36,300,000
  • Marquis Scholarship worth $24,000 per year to 15% of admitted students (new for Class of 2018)
  • Marquis Fellowship worth $40,000 per year to 20 students (new for Class of 2018)
  • Average need-based package: $38,300
  • Average student indebtedness at graduation: $24,200

Class of 2017 Statistics

  • Lafayette-funded grants and scholarships: $10,457,700
  • Percentage of the class receiving College-funded grants or scholarships: 52%
  • Percentage of the class receiving any type of financial aid: 61%