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Just know that for the next four yearsQuite BrightEngineering Department
Just know that for the next four years you don't exactly get to pick your schedule. While you pick your classes and sections, they often move students into other sections without telling them (until your final schedule is published) so that each section has the same # of students. Frankly, this is horrible. If you do not want morning classes and manage to register into classes that meet your desired schedule, they might still move you into early classes. And vice versa. Want all early classes because you have a part time job in the afternoon? - they might mess with your schedule and you end up with afternoon classes. They really should stop this practice. It is incredibly annoying. So you get to pick the course you want, but not necessarily the section.
3rd Year Male -- Class 1921
Friendliness: A, Social Life: B-
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I came here because of its reputation.Quite BrightMechanical Engineering
I came here because of its reputation...but soon found out that a good portion of the students are average and only got in because of sports. The school is just too small, with no night life. A ton of rich assholes who think they own the world. make sure you visit before you even consider applying. And be prepared to drain your bank account.
1st Year Male -- Class 2014
Faculty Accessibility: B, Useful Schoolwork: F
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I have done reviews of Lafayette on thisQuite BrightPolitical Science
I have done reviews of Lafayette on this website all four years I attended. Its changed a lot over the past four years. Reading through my old posts I could see my frustration at the social scene in the early years of college. But thats something most students at small schools feel. As the years go by students see a significantly more fun and parties, provided that they are friendly and outgoing people. My advice is to make connections with people in your major in class, join an intramural league, and ask people what they are doing on the weekends. That way by the time you are a senior, you'll have a great network of people that want to hang with you.

Academically, Lafayette has always impressed me. Although some professors can be a bit full of themselves, the majority are knowledgable and friendly people. The classes are challenging but stimulating and I've enjoyed almost all of them. but the best part about Lafayette is the career services department. I found an internship three summers in a row thanks to them and now I'm set up for a sweet job when I graduate. The school is expensive but the investment is worth it. I hated my first two years at Lafayette but after changing my attitude I realized this can be a fun place with a lot of great people. Its mostly about your state of mind. Just a few quick notes: the food is average, the football games are moderately attended except the rivalry game which is huge, join Greek Life if you want to party as a sophomore, the local area has a large assortment of restaurants but no night life, and its all about what you make of it.

1st Year Male -- Class 2016
University Resource Use/ spending: A+, Social Life: C+
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