All the experiences you need to create your edge – intellectual cross-training, mentoring from star faculty, top internships and research, global study, hands-on problem solving, and connecting with a network of alumni passionate about Lafayette – are built into your four years. It’s a powerful platform from which to launch your life.

Lafayette is a national leader in graduation rates, undergraduate research, global experience, and graduate starting and mid-career salaries. We surpass the norms in so many areas because we have remarkable university-size resources devoted entirely to undergraduates.

For the driven student, there could be no better platform than Lafayette to find your way forward into society and the world.

  • Cur Non

    The Marquis de Lafayette’s family motto, Cur Non (“Why not?”), has become our rallying cry. It means anything is possible at Lafayette. You want your courses and activities to have real meaningimmediate impactin your life today. That’s why Lafayette puts you in the driver’s seat.

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  • Cross-Train
    Your Brain

    Solutions to the world’s challenges happen where ideas and specialties intersect. Lafayette prepares multidimensional leaders. Intellectual cross-training and the skills it brings define our students and graduates. The ability to combine your interests and collaborate with others across fields makes a Lafayette education especially powerful.

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  • Make Big Use
    of Big Resources

    One of the nation’s highest endowment-per-student rates means ample resources to bring the best faculty here, to provide the best facilities, and to fuel student researchstudy abroadinternships, and field work. Lafayette has the big energy of 23 NCAA Division I sports, the big variety of many clubs and organizations, the big heart of community service, and the big thrill of the arts.

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  • Work with Stellar Professor-Mentors

    We have one of the highest percentages of students working with faculty on research. These are professors like innovative cancer researcher Robert Kurt; historian Donald L. Miller, whose students contributed to the HBO series Masters of the Air; and acclaimed novelist Alix Ohlin, who has helped students develop their own book-length story collections.

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  • Relish Life on the Hill

    Life on the Hill starts with some of the most involved, focused, and active students you could ever meet. They have created 250 organizations, from our championship College Fed Challenge and Quidditch teams to the Kayaking Club and campus radio station. We have the big energy of Division I athletics and dynamic art, theater, and music programs. All that activity takes place on a leafy, stately campus of gorgeous historic buildings and fabulous science, arts, and athletic centers. Proximity to New York City and Philadelphia means career-shaping internships and job-shadowing experiences at leading companies in business, finance, the media, the arts, and more.

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  • Easton, Our Home City

    The mayor of Easton has noted that few cities could boast of as good a relationship with a college or university as can Easton of its relationship with Lafayette. This thriving city of 30,000, part of Pennsylvania’s third-largest metro area (the Lehigh Valley), is home to great restaurants, a beautiful riverfront, and a growing arts community. The city provides learning opportunities for our students through involvement in sustainability projects, service learning, and joint redevelopment efforts. And all this just 70 miles from New York, 60 miles from Philadelphia, and less than an hour from the Pocono Mountains and outdoor activitiesmaking Easton a great place to live and learn.

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  • Join Grads Doing What They Love

    One of the most powerful chapters in the Lafayette story is about the success of our alumni. Here are a few examples of high-profile paths that young Lafayette alumni have taken after receiving their diplomas: A producer with The Today Show; laser communications system developer for the Navy; Harvard law student; specialist with Sotheby’s art auction house; computer scientist for Facebook; advertising director of Macy’s; Stanford Ph.D.; lobbyist on Capitol Hill with IBM. Big dreams and careful preparation through Lafayette’s rigorous academic program, leadership opportunities, and a unique career guidance program that students can start in their first year is our secret.

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