EASTON, PA — Studies have begun for the 649 members of Lafayette’s Class of 2018, the highest-quality academic class and most diverse class in the College’s history. Students were selected from 7,850 applications in the third straight year of record applications.
“The breadth of cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds represented in this class and the array of personalities and character traits in the mix make it truly exceptional,” says Matt Hyde, director of admissions.
The mean SAT (math and critical reading) score of the class is 1290 and the proportion of students ranking in the top 10 percent of their high school class is 62 percent, an all-time high.
The class includes 317 women (49 percent) and 332 men from 42 countries of citizenship, in addition to 33 of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Sixteen percent of the students are international.
Area students include:
Sian Barry of Sparta, (07871); Sian is a graduate of Sparta High School.
Emily Lynch of Newton, (07860); Emily is a graduate of Kittatinny Regional High School.
Mark Von Eisenburg of Sparta, (07871); Mark is a graduate of Sparta High School.
Lafayette is a top liberal arts college with 2,400 students and 215 full-time faculty that offers a wide variety of undergraduate degree programs including engineering.
With close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, Lafayette has one of the highest endowment-per-student rates in the nation. This means ample resources to fuel student research, and provide opportunities for study abroad, internships and field work. It means outstanding facilities, Division I sports, and funding for 250 student groups on one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.