How many activities are enough? Lafayette College limits its applicants to 6

The Easton college issued a news release saying it will only consider up to six activities on college admission applications. Lafayette is among the 1,000-plus schools that accept applications through the Common App. The Common App allows applicants to list as many as 10 extracurricular activities. That’s too many, according to Lafayette College President Nicole Hurd.

Listing 10 activities “can suggest to our students and families that quantity matters more than quality, that getting into college is about filling in blanks,” Hurd wrote.

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