About La Salle University

Founded in 1863, La Salle University. is a Private college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 3,652 full time undergraduate students, and 1,545 full time graduate students.

The La Salle University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 217 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at La Salle University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate76%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range870-1080
ACT Range19-25

Admissions at LSU are considered Less Selective, with ,23% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 15 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at La Salle University.

8%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
46%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
13%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
8%
“We save it for the classroom”
21%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
13%
“All the time, including weekends”
17%
“I”m always terrified”
43%
“I only go out in groups”
17%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
22%
“I feel extremely safe”
22%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
57%
“We bought the gear”
22%
“We live for the big game”
21%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
46%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
17%
“Available in class”
26%
“They keep regular office hours”
57%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
21%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
67%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
13%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
4%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
17%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
29%
“We only party on weekends”
50%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
17%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
29%
“There might be people who do”
42%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
13%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
8%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
46%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
13%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
8%
“We save it for the classroom”
21%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
13%
“All the time, including weekends”
17%
“I”m always terrified”
43%
“I only go out in groups”
17%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
22%
“I feel extremely safe”
22%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
57%
“We bought the gear”
22%
“We live for the big game”
21%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
46%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
17%
“Available in class”
26%
“They keep regular office hours”
57%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
21%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
67%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
13%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
4%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
17%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
29%
“We only party on weekends”
50%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
17%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
29%
“There might be people who do”
42%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
13%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

La Salle University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    70 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    51 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    73 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    75 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    75 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 64 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    75 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    75 Students rated local services 3.4 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    75 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of La Salle University?

27 Students rated La Salle University

Ciani - 03/12/2021

I have mixed emotions about LaSalle. On one hand the campus is very small which means you know a good handful of the student body that lives on campus. I think in order to really feel a[art of the school and make friends you have to join a sport or club. I was on the cheerleading team for 4 years and that is how i met some of my bestfriends and really got known/involved around the campus. I think some of the career resources can be better. The tutoring center will forever be my home if you ever need any type of help go there!!!! Also a lot of the professor's are very helpful even more then the career center in my opinion.

derek - 12/13/2020

Overpriced, many worthless Liberal arts degrees. Not much student independence there due to being stuck in such a rough area. Its easy to stand out in such a small school and know your professors well. Academics are fairly easy, depending on your course of studies.

Sarah

The nights and weekend program is the pits. There is very little support for those students and it really needs to be corrected considering we pay just as much for tuition. The building that houses the nursing program is terribly run down and in need of some help. The business center is brand new but they can’t even keep the nursing building from leaking every time it rains

anna

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La Salle University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at La Salle University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for La Salle University is 76%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Knowing what I know now about college life, I would have handled high school very differently. I would have payed attention more and tried to apply myself. I did not do bad in high school but I feel as if I did not push myself as much as I should have. I played around and took the things that I was being taught for granted. For example, in high school I thought that Biology was very boring so I did not pay much attention. I payed for it once I came to college and took Microbiology. I had a very difficult time grasping the material because I did not understnad the basics of biology due to my lack of care for biology in high school. I did not do very bad in microbiology, but I know I could have done better if I had payd attention to the things I was taught in my highschool biology class.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about the school is that it is a little on the pricey side. The school does provide a top notch education, but I get the feeling sometimes that I pay so much money and do not see it being put into the school properly. The food is on the poorer side, the dorms are not in abd shape, but could certainly be fixed up and some of the buildings are in need of renovations; nothing is broken or leaking, but just out dated.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The size and location of the school is probably the best thing. It is small enough that you can get to know everyone you want to know and classes are small, but you get to see a variety of different people throughout the days. The location is right near Center City, so there is always something to do off campus if you decide to take a trip into the city.

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  5. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Nursing and Communications Program

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    They are no always interested in class work, but very friendly and welcoming.

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  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who does not want to be in an urban setting

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I would have known the area a little better.

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  9. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    It is average.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    friendly, active, willing to get involved, inventive, strong willed, interested in nursing or teaching

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    La Salle is close to Philadelphia, so there are plenty of places to go off and explore! Also, it is very diverse here and you meet a ton of new people!

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The lack of ethnic diversity is definitly a frustrating thing about La Salle. I'm Hispanic and I grew up in a minority-dominated environment so it was a cultural shock to come to the predominately white population of La Salle. The socio-economic status is middle to upper class, which differs from my lifestyle. All in all, La Salle lacks diversity, and I think it hurts their image. Another frustrating element is the constant alcohol abuse. The majority of the students party with alcohol, which has comprimised the university's image within the community.

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  13. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    LaSalle has its faults but I do believe I am getting a quality education. The teachers care and classes are interesting. Alot of the people are well rounded.

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  14. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    That the size of my school is perfect! It's big enough that I can get the classes I need WHEN I need them... but it's small enough that I can't walk 5 minutes without saying hello to someone I know (even if it's only by name or face).

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    Professors are really personable. Ofcourse you may run in to a few grumpy professors but alot of them are easy going.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    No football...but I think the rest of the activities such a rugby and such are pretty big. There is barely any diverity among Greek life either.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    There are not many "stereotypes" at my school. Most of them are taken as jokes as with any other school so they are not always accurate.

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  18. Describe your school to someone who's never heard of it.

    A small school in a urban area.

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  19. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Alot of people are really nice. SOME staff is another story,especially the security working in the dorms and people who work for student housing. One woman...her CA duties has gone completely to her head. She's very nasty to the students. She fails to realize that we pay her.Another misconception..Philadelphia is dangerous and there is nothing to do. Ive grew up in Philly so ofcourse I'll know where to go to have fun and that doesnt involve drinking etc. Fun like shopping,sight seeing, shows etc. People who arent from around here like to go to south street and think they have fufilled their Philadelphia experience. NOT TRUE. the danger thing, I'll be the first to say that Philadelphia as a whole is not dangerous but the campus sure is. The one block stretching from the church to the cafeteria is safe but you also have people coming up from the neighborhoods looking around etc. There has been many security alerts this year and LaSalle can do alot better with that. People have continuously been robbed until recently when they arrestted two people after some uproar. That is one of the main things I do not like. But I do walk around during the day and early night (on campus) and I feel safe majority of the time. I have not encountered any danger myself. Their dorms suck...that is true but there is also a few that are nice. I would suggest tearing them all down and rebulding but ofcourse they wont do that. Alot of my furniture has to be as old as the dorm I live in which was built in 56. I also have a curtain for a closet door which I think is strange. There are a few dorms that are fairly nice but they rate who gets them on a point system so better get straight A's if you want to have air conditioning in your room.

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  20. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Alot of the Jersey kids are stuck up. The campus is dangerous. La Salle has a ton of law suits A lot of the staff are rude and unresponsive. They sweep everything under the rug. Predominantly White. Only one Black Fraternity on campus. Super expensive. The dorms are cockroach filled, and incredibly hot or freezing. They need more teachers. Showers and toilets are almost always digusting or broken. Do not supply tutoring in the subjects that you really need.

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  21. When you step off campus what do you see?

    North philly, you just have to be smart if you travel off campus.

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Student Body

Students

62%

female

38%

male

3,652

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,545

Total Grad Students

33%

Out-Of-State

65%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

121

Student Organizations

7

Fraternities

6

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

31%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
% Black or African-American
19%
% Hispanic/Latino
14%
% White or Caucasian
52%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

97% of students attending La Salle University receive some sort of financial aid. 46% were awarded federal grants. While 75% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$41,100

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$13,580

Room and Board

55,680

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$27,990
$30 - $48K
$22,729
$48 - $75K
$22,495
$75 - $110K
$24,051
$110K & UP
$30,901

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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