Lafayette College is a private liberal arts college based in Easton, Pennsylvania with a small satellite campus in New York City. Founded in 1826 by James Madison Porter and the citizens of Easton, the school first held classes in 1832. The founders voted to name the school after General Lafayette, who famously toured the country in 1824–25, as "a testimony of respect for [his] talents, virtues, and signal services... in the great cause of freedom". Lafayette is considered a Hidden Ivy as well as one of the northeastern Little Ivies.
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