College Freshman 2013-11-14T05:50:24Z
During the first 2-3 months it is the most beautiful campus. Amazing to be outside and very pretty but it gets cold fast and the wind is brutal. Luckily you can walk across campus end to end in about 7 minutes so you never have that far to be outside
College Freshman 2013-11-14T05:48:53Z
If you're a freshman South College is for sure the way to go. Close to all of your classes and living with upperclassmen is a huge must. They have the biggest rooms on campus and air conditioning. Remember though the assign rooms based on how soon your deposit gets in so most of the freshmen in south were early decision kids.
College Freshman 2013-11-14T05:46:26Z
Freshman year boys are not allowed into greek parties during the first semester but after that it is all free game. Wednesdays are a big night to go out along with the weekends. People pretty much stay on campus- all off campus options are 21+ and are fairly difficult to get to. Overall the scene is pretty bumping.
College Freshman 2013-11-14T05:44:12Z
Guys & Girls:
Overall, Lafayette has a very attractive campus. People really care about their looks here. If you go to class everyday wearing sweats you will be treated differently by your peers and professors alike.
College Freshman 2013-11-14T05:42:39Z
Public Safety, though helpful, are there to break up the fun here. The alcohol policy is strict and they mostly catch people for noise violations. They patrol dorms on weekends so though people still party it is a risk if it is in your room
College Freshman 2013-11-14T05:40:37Z
The labs are pretty great here. With 2 computer banks plus a mac lab in the library alone and at least 6 other labs scattered around campus you can find a computer most of the time. Also (as of now) there is no printing limit and it's free!
College Freshman 2013-11-14T05:38:42Z
Going into lafayette I heard that greek life was no big deal. Now that i'm here I realize just how big of a deal it is. The last president really cracked down on greek life and now it is a big thing to be in greek life- it is something people really seem to take pride in.
College Freshman 2013-11-14T05:36:14Z
The college runs the LCAT (our shuttle) to places that are needed (the grocery store, target, Walmart, the movies) but only on the weekends. It goes to downtown easton during the week but it is much harder to get around then.
College Freshman 2013-11-14T05:34:51Z
The advisors here are unbelievable helpful, getting help in what you need is no problem at all
College Freshman 2013-11-14T05:34:51Z
For a small school they have a ton of majors! They have things such a great engineering program AND a neuroscience program: almost unheard of for a school of its size
College Freshman 2013-11-14T05:33:24Z
Most people here are either white or an international student
College Freshman 2013-09-12T15:59:43Z
Because it is a college campus, alcohol and other substances are easily found around campus. Marijuana and Alcohol are most prominently seen being consumed. The campus police enforce the law well, but the Good Samaritan policy is also a great way to help a friend in need of medical assistance without repercussions.
College Freshman 2013-09-12T15:52:45Z
Guys & Girls:
There is a large spectrum of people here with many different styles and looks. I have found that not that many freshmen are looking for relationships as much as just hook ups. As a freshman the social life is a little tough. You always have your floormates, but sometimes you want to get out and meet new people. To do this you just have actually go out and try. It is not that bad and you meet really nice people.
College Senior 2013-08-29T21:12:45Z
I've done one internship for credit at Lafayette, and currently am taking on another with a different department. Our college has a career vault, which is a great resource in finding internships, but shouldn't be your only one. I've had most of my internships in a variety of disciplines (communications, marketing, research and analysis), and I've found them all to me essential to my professional development. If you do an internship for credit they have to be unpaid, but the time commitment (120 hours over the semester or summer), is fairly reasonable. It's up to you to have a strong commitment with your supervisor, and the academic intern coordinator will follow up with them to corroborate your work.
College Senior 2013-08-29T21:08:01Z
I absolutely love the Economics department at Lafayette College. I believe that it has a wide variety of subjects that you can take (marketing, finance, policy, and general economics) and the courses build off of each other in interesting ways. Economics professors are very generous with their office hours, and most have a vested interest in your learning, and are pretty understanding if you don't grasp a concept immediately. I wish that sometimes the department focused more on opportunities in student-faculty research, but there are plenty out there if you are looking for them. My only complaint is that the career services department focuses little on students who are interested in pure economics, or event the gov't side of economics, and pushes students towards finance opportunities.
College Senior 2013-08-29T21:00:16Z
I would say that the only 'difficult' program to enter would be engineering. Usually you can leave the program easily, but if you didn't declare it before entering college, there isn't really any way to enter the program (even if you're willing to take summer course, Lafayette's transfer of credits system is a bit odd sometimes). Most of the natural/social science and humanities programs are very easy to get into, and the advisers are very helpful. The biggest piece of advice I would give is to find an adviser in your major early, and make sure they know their stuff. Picking the right courses can be tough, but they make it so much easier.
College Freshman 2013-07-31T18:45:22Z
Interviews are CRUCIAL. If you want to go to lafayette and need the money then them wanting you is the best for any college. My financial aid experience has been awesome, I got a great package and the people are always really helpful.
College Junior 2013-07-30T20:02:47Z
Im double majoring in both pscyhology and sociology. Getting into my major was relatively easy. Advisors are very helpful and they guide you towards your interest. The process happens during the second semester of your senior year. A survery is sent out to be completed by the student to determine the major. Coming into college I was not sure of my major. That is one of the biggest tips I can offer. If you arent sure of your major, dont panic because it alright. You'll take classes that you enjoy so that you can get a feel of what you want to do.
College Junior 2013-07-30T19:56:39Z
The main form of transportation is the LCAT shuttle, which takes you to Giant, CVS, and the mall (during certain times). The problem is having to wait for the bus to come back to the location.
College Junior 2013-07-30T19:53:33Z
With new construction, the goal is to remove all need for driving at Lafayette.
College Junior 2013-07-30T19:52:53Z
One thing that sets my school apart is the proximity of everything. Since its a small liberal arts school, classes, dorms, the student center, library, and the gym tend to be all in walking distance. Another thing that is unique is the friendliness of the professors. Many professors not only love what they do, they love to help the students as well so even having a casual conversation with teachers happens fairly often.
College Junior 2013-07-30T19:48:00Z
First and foremost, Lafayette is one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever stepped foot on. The student center (Farninon) is a nice place for student to grab a quick meal and socialize with friends. In the basement of the student center our school store supplies students with necessary items for success, while the post office allows students to keep in touch with folks from back home. With the friendly and helpful staff that work in this building, it makes for a more welcoming environment. Our library is also very nice. With sall glass windows, Skillman library stands out when looking upon it from the quad. With the plethora of information that exist in the library and the helpful staff, Skillman is one of the best resources that students have when it comes to doing work for school. When students need to take a load off, Kirby Gym tends to be the place to go. From rock climbing to swimming to simply working out, Kirby has it all.
College Sophomore 2013-07-29T15:00:03Z
I honestly did not use the transportation (LCAT shuttle) much at Lafayette. The transportation to sporting events was great, though. A lot of people take the LCAT to Giant (supermarket), but unless you need a certain special food, a walk to Wawa usually does the trick. The shuttle times to get to the movie theater are pretty inconvenient (and you don't want to get stuck there). It's best to find a friend who has a car or bring your own to save some time.
College Sophomore 2013-07-29T14:54:24Z
If you are even remotely CONSIDERING any type of engineering - or even just like math and science - go in to Lafayette as an engineering major. It ended up not being for me, but it is a lot easier to switch out of engineering than to switch into it. I have some friends who are incoming sophomores who want to switch to engineering, and the process of ding so this late in the game is very hectic. The professors in engineering do love what they do and genuinely want students to be in the program, but sometimes the administrative side of the major can be a little difficult to deal with. Their job is hard, so I understand, but they are very one-track minded. Switching into most other majors is pretty easy, as I am doing.
College Sophomore 2013-07-29T14:30:49Z
I don't have a car on campus but it is super easy. Be careful of Pub Safe in areas that are marked no parking.
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