More applicants from an increasingly dynamic array of backgrounds are applying to Lafayette and with stronger academic credentials. Since 2010, the College’s applicant pool has grown by more than 40 percent. Enrollment figures since that year include a five percent increase in domestic students of color, a 10 percent increase in students from beyond the tristate area (N.J., N.Y., and Pa.), and an 82 percent increase in international students.
All data from 2015 Common Data Set unless otherwise specified.
Geographic Diversity: Our students come from 46 states and 52 countries. Approximately 10 percent of our students are international, with non-U.S. citizenship.
Racial and Ethnic Diversity: 17 percent of our U.S. students identify as students of color (Hispanic/Latino, 6 percent; Asian-American, 4 percent; African-American, 5 percent; multiracial, 2 percent).
Socioeconomic Diversity: At Lafayette, 47 percent of students receive College-funded grants and/or scholarships and 60 percent receive some type of financial aid. The average need-based award is $37,495. Of the 649 entering first year students in fall 2016, 99 (15%) are first-generation.
In Fall 2015, of our 220 full-time faculty, 35 were members of minority groups and 13 were international .