LaSalle University, founded in 1863, is an urban, coeducational, Catholic university located in Philadelphia. The university is run by the Christian Brothers, an order dedicated to education. LaSalle offers a focus on a liberal arts education and a practical career education to meet industry needs. Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, and Nursing. The small class sizes help develop bonds between the faculty and students, resulting in educational experiences in and outside the classroom. A focus on community service provides students, faculty and staff an excellent opportunity to provide services to the surrounding community. The school's location opens up a world of resources to its students, making internships, co-ops and student life a rewarding experience. Its 100-acre campus is located in a residential area of Philadelphia. Campus architecture ranges from Gothic to modern.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
3,904
Undergraduates
1,472
Men - 37.7%
2,433
Women - 62.3%
1,287
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
81% of 6,642 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.35
SAT Math
529 average
480-570 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
544 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
17-23 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$49,150
Tuition and Fees
$31,650
Room and Board
$15,150
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Freshman Award
$24,200
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$37,002
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
219
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
7%
10-19
38%
20-29
33%
30-39
21%
40-49
1%
50-99
1%
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Philadelphia Population
1,547,607
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
48% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Explorer
Sororities
17% of women participate
Fraternities
16% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
5.1%
Black/African-American
20.3%
Hispanic/Latino
19.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.2%
White
49.3%
Unknown
2.2%
International Students
2.4% from 45 countries
First-Year Students Returning
74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
61.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported