International Students

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About 6% of each incoming class is comprised of international students (non-U.S. citizens who are not permanent residents). Some of the larger representative groups currently hail from Bulgaria, India, Nepal, Turkey, China, and Zimbabwe.

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Admission and Application Information

SAT – All applicants are required to submit the results of the SAT or ACT (with writing). Lafayette College’s CEEB code is 2361; the ACT code is 3606. Lafayette also recommends but does not require the results of SAT Subject tests. Prospective science and engineering majors are encouraged to take the mathematics and science tests.

TOEFL – If English is neither your first language nor the primary language of instruction you have used throughout school, you must submit the official results of the TOEFL examination as part of your application to Lafayette College. Most competitive international candidates achieve a TOEFL (iBT) score of 95 or higher for admission. Lafayette’s Designated Institution (DI) code is 2361.

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Advanced Standing

Lafayette considers national examination programs of various countries (e.g., GCE A-level, French Baccalaureate, and German Abitur) on an individual basis for credit. Credit will be granted upon the receipt of certified copies of the official examination results. Additional course information (e.g., course syllabus) may be requested. For information on IB policies, consult the Office of the Registrar.

Financial Aid

Applications from international students are read on an accelerated schedule so that admissions decisions can be mailed promptly. A priority review will be given to international students applying for admission and financial aid prior to the deadline. Every consideration will be given, however, to students applying for admission and financial aid by the deadline of Jan. 15.

Lafayette requires all students seeking need-based financial aid to submit the CSS PROFILE online.  Lafayette meets the full, demonstrated financial need of international students through a combination of loan, job, and grant aid. The awarding of aid is extremely competitive.

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