Lafayette College is a private coeducational liberal arts and engineering college located in Easton, Pennsylvania, USA. The school, founded in 1826 by James Madison Porter, son of General Andrew Porter of Norristown and citizens of Easton, first began holding classes in 1832. The founders voted to name the school after General Lafayette, who famously toured the country in 182425, as 'a testimony of respect for [his] talents, virtues, and signal services...the great cause of freedom'. The student body, consisting entirely of undergraduates, comes from 37 U.S. states and 57 countries. In its 2013 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked Lafayette 39th out of all liberal arts colleges in the nation, while Barron's ranked it among the top 65 'Most Competitive' colleges and universities. Lafayette is ranked 10th on Payscale's list of Top Liberal Arts Colleges by Salary Potential.
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