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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.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students3,652
   Women2,253 (61.7%)
   Men1,399 (38.3%)
Graduate Students1,545


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate77% of 5,673 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.32
SAT Math492 average
430-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading495 average
440-540 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite22 average
18-23 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$58,170
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met73%
Average Freshman Award$31,471
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 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 Population1,547,607
Nearest Metropolitan AreaPhiladelphia
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 81% of freshmen, 56% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities13% 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 Students2.2% from 31 countries
First-Year Students Returning75.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Average 3.05 3.62 615 580 22
Low 2.30 2.90 570 570 22
High 3.75 4.69 660 590 22
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LaSalle is located on the site of a Revolutionary War battle.

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