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.

Website: www.lasalle.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,904
Undergraduate
Students
(62.3%) 2,431 Women
(37.7%) 1,473 Men
1,287
Graduate
Students

Admission

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
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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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$47,640
Tuition and Fees
$30,710
Room and Board
$15,080
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Freshman Award
$32,533
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$37,002
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
219
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 21% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Philadelphia Population
1,547,607
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
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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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.1% Asian
20.3% Black/African-American
19.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
49.3% White
2.2% Unknown
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
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 1  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies    
History 1  
Academic Electives 5  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1900 West Olney Avenue
City, State, Zip
Philadelphia, PA 19141-1199
Phone
(215) 951-1500
Fax
(215) 951-1656
E-mail
admiss@lasalle.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
81% of 6,642 applicants were admitted
Women
82% of 4,186 applicants were admitted
Men
79% of 2,456 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,258 (23%) of 5,392 admitted students enrolled
Women
808 (23%) of 3,452 admitted students enrolled
Men
464 (24%) of 1,940 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
91% of 3,013 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.35
3.75 and Above
24%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
480-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
12%
Score of 500 - 600
55%
Score of 400 - 500
28%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
544 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
21%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
25%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
17-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
9%
Score of 24 - 29
30%
Score of 18 - 23
41%
Score of 12 - 17
20%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 11%
Top quarter: 30%
Top half: 67%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$47,640
Tuition and Fees
$30,710
Room and Board
$15,080
Books and Supplies
$500
Other Expenses
$1,050
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finserv@lasalle.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003287
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
809 (93.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
760 (93.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
760 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
108 (14.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$32,533
Need-Based Gift
Received by 753 (99.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,235
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 576 (75.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,246
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 68 (8.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
91 (10.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,598

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,765 (87.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,605 (94.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,601 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
366 (14.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$32,236
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,559 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,432
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,055 (79.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,107
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 211 (8.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
471 (14.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,520

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$37,002
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
18.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
2,751
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Number of Awards
14
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Relatives of Clergy, Veterans
Number of Awards
92
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,837
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • American Government and Politics (United States)
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Digital Arts
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Junior High/Middle School Special Education Programs
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • General Studies
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Economics
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Philosophy
  • Political Economy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, communication sciences and disorders/speech language pathology, communication/professional business communication, computer information science, history, elementary/special education, occupational therapy program with Thomas Jefferson University
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
219
Part-Time Faculty
293
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
34%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 21% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 68% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 14% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 15% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,277,100
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1100
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Health Psychology
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Business
  • Latin American Studies
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Media Studies
  • Middle School Education
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education
  • Translation and Interpretation

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Psychology

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychology--General

Location and Setting


Philadelphia Population
1,547,607
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Campus Size
133 acres

Weather

Temperature
22.8 average low in January, 81.7 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
48% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
52%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Explorer
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Crew x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Golf   x x x
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Water Polo x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Golf   x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Water Polo x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Golf x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Water Polo x x
Women's Club Sports
golf
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, community service organization, la salle entertainment organization, the explorer (yearbook), the masque (theater group)
Sororities
17% of women participate
Fraternities
16% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,904
Women
2,431 (62.3%)
Men
1,473 (37.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,363
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.1% Asian
20.3% Black/African-American
19.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
49.3% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students.
2.4% from 45 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
1,287

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
61.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
67.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
67.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 3%
Law 5%
Medicine 3%
Other 16%

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