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Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Lafayette College overall was a very good experience and a good college, with strengths in both Liberal Arts and Engineering. Mechanical Engineering is the largest and probably the strongest of the Engineering divisions, as the ECE class I was in was the largest in years and still only had 30-something students, but all of the divisions contain high-quality professors and courses. The professors (with only a few exceptions) are very good overall, and there were a few in the ECE department who were almost adored by my classmates because they were so good at and cared so much about teaching and making sure you truly learned. The Greek life on campus is thriving if you're interested in that kind of thing, and the sport teams, especially the football team a few years back, are nothing to sneeze at. The most important thing in my opinion, and the reason I was able to attend Lafayette, is that although tuition is extremely high, the college has some of the best financial aid/scholarships around if you require it or have good enough grades. All in all, I would definitely recommend Lafayette if you're considering it.

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Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2010

Very rich stuffy atmosphere. BEAUTIFUL campus. Professors were not helpful in the Mech Eng department. Kind of read the textbook and better hope you understand it.

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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

Great school, small class sizes, helpful teachers, good housing/food options. Definitely a small school, will know a ton of people by graduation, sometimes felt limited with course and professor selection.

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Degree: English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Graduation Year: 2010

My Lafayette experience was life-changing. I studied abroad, presented papers at conferences, did an internship with a newspaper, and received one-on-one attention from professors. The generous academic and need-based grants I received made it possible for me to attend and a prestigious four-year college and focus on studies rather than money, something I would otherwise never have achieved.

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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2010

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

I would have chosen a different degree, particularly one that was specialized like an engineering degree idle instance.

What advice can you offer other students?

There is a difference between the best college in the the country and the best college for you. Choose the best college for you.

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