When it comes to the value of a college degree, Lafayette gets high marks across the board.


Reports in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Payscale.com have ranked Lafayette as one of the top schools in the nation in highest return on investment for liberal arts graduates.

Our costs to educate a student are actually higher than what we charge for tuition. Much of the difference is covered by our endowment. Our endowment-per-student ratio is in the top 8 percent of all colleges and universities in the country, which means you will get close working relationships with faculty and staff and first-class facilities and equipment.

Our liberal arts education not only prepares you to apply knowledge to local and global challenges in your career, it also sets you on a path to a greater quality of life.

Read more about the value of a Lafayette degree.

College Costs 2015-16

Billed Expenses
Tuition $46,590
Matriculation fee* $750
Activity and technology fee $420
Room fee (standard room rate) (1) $8,610
Board fee (20 meals/week) (2) $5,310
TOTAL $61,680

*This is a one-time charge to new students.
(1) Additional fees may apply based upon housing selection.
(2) Fees may vary based upon meal plan selection.

Non-Billed Expenses
Textbooks and supplies $1,000
**Travel (minimum allowance) $100
Personal expenses $900

** Allowance varies based on the student’s state of residence