Cur Non is our rally cry at Lafayette College. The motto for the Marquis de Lafayette, our namesake, Cur Non means Why Not. Why not have the courage to take risks? Why not engage in every aspect of learning? Why not use your intellect, energy and talent to find your place in the world? Cur Non means anything is possible at Lafayette. We are a liberal arts and engineering college, dedicated to undergraduates who want hands-on experience to address real-world issues across interdisciplinary teams. If you want to learn skill sets, ask why. If you want to develop a mindset, ask why not.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Visit us

Campus visits allow us to meet you and you us. We invite you to explore Lafayette via a campus tour, an information session, an individual interview, a Leopard for a Day visit, or an open house.

It is an honor to consider you as a potential member of the Lafayette community! Wishing you the best as you embrace your narrative and share it through our application with confidence, pride and authenticity.

Matt Hyde, Dean of Admissions, Admissions

Admissions office

Visit us

School location

730 High Street
Easton, PA 18042, United States of America

Phone number

(610) 330-5100