The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, private (not-for-profit) schools.
  • BU has more expensive tuition & fees ($59,816) than Lafayette College ($57,114).
  • It is harder to admit to BU than Lafayette College.
  • BU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,440) than Lafayette College (1,380).
  • BU has higher submitted ACT score (33) than Lafayette College (32).
  • BU has more students with 32,718 students while Lafayette College has 2,514 students.
  • BU has more full-time faculties with 3,047 faculties while Lafayette College has 251 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Boston University and Lafayette College.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
BULafayette College
BUvs.Lafayette College
Boston, MassachusettsLocationEaston, Pennsylvania
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedBachelor's degree
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
$59,816Tuition & Fees$57,114
49% ($38,797)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)55% ($42,748)
$38,797Average Amount of Financial Aid$42,748
25.11 %Acceptance Rates30.81 %
22.90 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)26.06 %
1,440SAT Score1,380
33ACT Score32
89 %Graduation Rate90 %
-Transfer-out Rate8 %
92 %Retention Rate87 %
32,718Student Population2,514
3,047Number of Faculties251
10 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio9 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, Study Abroad
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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