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La Salle University
Philadelphia, PA
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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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,652
   Women 2,253 (61.7%)
   Men 1,399 (38.3%)
Graduate Students 1,545
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 77% of 5,673 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.32
SAT Math 492 average
430-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 495 average
440-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 22 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $58,170
  Tuition and Fees $41,100
  Room and Board $15,070
Average Percent of Need Met 73%
Average Freshman Award $31,471
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2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 242
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 21% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Philadelphia Population 1,547,607
Nearest Metropolitan Area Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 81% of freshmen, 56% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
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Sororities 13% of women participate
Fraternities 12% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.1% Asian
19.4% Black/African-American
13.9% Hispanic/Latino
2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
52.6% White
5.8% Unknown
International Students 2.2% from 31 countries
First-Year Students Returning 75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 57.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 71%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 14.0%