Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Arts:

  • Engineering Studies

National Rank

  • 11th in U.S. News and World Report “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs”
  • 9th in College Magazine “Top Colleges for Engineering Majors”
  • Enrollment figures

    • 2,600 total students
    • 750 students in the Engineering Division
    • 225+ engineering students enter each year
    • 36% women in Engineering Division
    • 50% of engineering students in Civil and Environmental Engineering are women
    • Nearly 1/4 of engineering students are from under-represented groups
    • 91% of Lafayette students graduate, 89% within 4 years.
    • Many students pursue a second major and/or a minor.
    • 75% of students who begin in engineering, graduate with a degree from the Engineering Division. Those who leave the division find other degree programs at Lafayette.


    • 99% of Lafayette engineering graduates are employed, continuing their education, in internships, or in volunteer work six months after graduation.
    • 20% to 25% of graduates seek advanced degrees at top schools, typically with full funding. Students go on to schools such as MIT, Stanford, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, and Johns Hopkins, among many others.
    • Lafayette is ranked sixth by Standard and Poor’s for placing graduates in CEO through director positions in companies with more than $1 million in revenue.
    • The Office of Career Services has been ranked as one of the top 20 higher education career services offices for the past three years by the Princeton Review. Employers include ExxonMobil, IBM, PSE&G, Proctor and Gamble, Picattiny Arsenal, Johnson & Johnson, Stryker, and many others.
    • Engineering graduates pursue careers such as technical engineering, law, medicine, entrepreneurship, management, and finance.