A production assistant for Oscar-winning director Roger Ross Williams, a producer for Larry King Now, a business development manager for Toca Boca game development studio, a communications associate for Disney Consumer Products, a nuclear systems engineer for Exelon, a research scientist for Pfizer, a business analyst for the New York Stock Exchange.

These are just a few examples of high-profile careers that young Lafayette alumni have started very soon after receiving their diplomas. Students come to Lafayette to earn a degree in a field they feel passionate about. They leave with a wider view of the world, a multitude of alumni connections, and higher earning potential.

The Power of the Lafayette Community

Our broad-based academic program; opportunities for undergraduate research, study abroad, and internships; network of nearly 30,000 alumni; and four-year career counseling Gateway Program help students turn their Lafayette degrees into graduate school acceptance and dream jobs.

Through Gateway, counselors provide students with a career road map for each of their four years on campus. The program provides professional advising, career search tools, alumni-and parent-hosted internships and externships, the annual Career Fair, alumni networking nights, mock interviews, and resume- and cover letter-writing services.

Lafayette ROI Breakdown

  • In the 2015 College ROI Report by PayScale, Lafayette alumni ranked second in 20-year return on investment among graduates of the nation’s liberal arts colleges. According to the study, our grads have a 7 percent annual return on investment over 20 years.
  • In its article “Are Prestigious Private Colleges Worth the Cost?” The Wall Street Journal lists Lafayette among Brown, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Williams as providing the best return on investment for liberal arts majors.
  • Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Lafayette 17th among 1,248 colleges and universities nationally in its list of affordable colleges with the best return on investment.
  • Also, when it comes to the value of a degree, Lafayette is the undisputed champ of the 2015 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, besting Harvard, Duke, and Manhattan in the Final Four, according to Yahoo!News and MarketWatch.