Philadelphia, PA
La Salle University


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

La Salle University is a community based college, with a very bigh emphasis on academic advancement and community service.

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

La Salle University is a community based college, with a very bigh emphasis on academic advancement and community service.

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

Going into college can be a very frightening and tumultuous time for any young adult. High School's around the world try to prepare students for what lies ahead of them, but it can never be really understood until it is experienced by the students' themselves. If I could go back in time and give myself advice, I would tell myself to simply relax and take the college application process one step at a time. You can't enjoy your final year in High School by having this stressful situation take over your life. All that can be done is to apply to as many colleges as you can, do very well in all of your classes, and hope for the best. Everything will work out fine in the end.

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

The worst thing about our school is the surrounding area in which our school resides. The campus is very nice, but no so much as the areas immediately off campus. However, the security does a good job patrolling the area, and the student's safety is not in danger.

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

La Salle University is a small school of 7,000-8,000 undergraduate and graduate students located in Philadelphia. It is a sch...

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

La Salle University is a small school of 7,000-8,000 undergraduate and graduate students located in Philadelphia. It is a school of opportunity and growth. There are many businesses and jobs available in the a ten mile radius for working, internships, or networking. Also, there is a chance to make friendships that will last people for many years following graduation. Is La Salle perfect? Absolutely not, but what school is? It is just a chance to discover who you are, find out what you want to be in life, and to attend a school similar to a community. The nursing and education programs are very strong for people interested in those majors since there are many hospitals for clinical and nearby schools in which people can student teach. Teachers are not there to lecture and spoon feed you, but they guide you through interactive classes that are relatively small in size. I can't force or coerce anyone to go to La Salle, but if any of the things I mentioned above interest you, then I definitely advise you to visit and/or check it out.

Describe the students at your school.

One thing I notice about La Salle is that there are many different groups of people, Fraternity/Sorority members, athletes, student organization leaders, smokers, "geeks", foreigners, and others. However, regardless the group that they affiliate themselves with, at any part of the day whether it is lunch, a party, in the hallway, or whatever you see people of many groups interacting. I know I can call up anyone regardless their race, religion, preference, or any other group and ask them to hangout, walk to class together or study together, whatever the case may be. Of course there are some people who dislike others, that is only naturally. However for the most part you see people talking to each other from different backgrounds daily. Students are mostly from the northeast region of the United States. They are not only from there, but mostly. There is a good mixture of different financial and/or political backgrounds. College students in general tend to be less politically aware since we have the mindset that our vote does not count, but there is a good split of those aware and those unaware as well as a good split of political beliefs. Students daily attire varies. For the most part it is casual. Athletes almost always wear sweats unless they have a presentation. Students involved in Greek life usually wear something with their letters and other students usually dress casually in jeans or something similar. There are the few students here and there who where dresses, heels, and skirts, but for the most part attire is casual or business casual. People only dress up for presentations. Overall student life at La Salle is similar to that of a community.

Marisol
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing about LaSalle is the ability to get involved and take advantage of as many opportunities as possible. If you h...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing about LaSalle is the ability to get involved and take advantage of as many opportunities as possible. If you have a variety of interests, the department chairs are very willing to help you fill out paperwork to get a minor or double major. La Salle maintains a very good reputation and people are often impressed when they hear that you are a "La Salle student." Although the school is small, there are plenty of good people on campus. You will find your place that you fit in.

Describe the students at your school.

The students at La Salle vary a lot. There is not one "typical student." There are students how are there to play sports, to get into graduate school, to get a job, to get the college experience, and many other reasons. There is plenty of opportunities to get to know people from all walks of life on campus. Most students are from the Philadelphia area, but there are also students from all over the country and the globe. However part of La Salle's mission is to provide an education to people coming from lower socioeconomic status, this is evident throughout campus.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

La Salle has several cultural organizations and basketball is the major team on campus. The Masque (theater organization) and greek live are very prevalent on campus. We have the Explorer Connection and Diplomat in Residence Program that allow several guest speakers to come to campus and lecture on current affairs.

What are the academics like at your school?

Your experience with academics at La Salle depend a lot on your professor and department. La Salle has some great professors and some that are not. Almost all of my professors know me by name and I still greet some of them on campus that I had freshman year. Class participation is common, but most professors will not push you into participating if you do not feel comfortable. In class, like with anything else, you get what you put into it. If you are a dedicated student, you will learn a great deal. If not, your grades will suffer and you will not get the most out of your college education.

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.

Kathleen
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

La Salle has a great reputation and has an excellent falculty. You become extremely close with all your professors and fello...

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

La Salle has a great reputation and has an excellent falculty. You become extremely close with all your professors and fellow students. Considering that La Salle is a small school you feel very connected to the school. Not all schools are this privledged.

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

College is very different from high school. Moving away, meeting new people, and becoming more independent is a big change. Once you get to school it is important to go out and meet as many people as you can because unlike high school, you will not know everyone there. Also getting involved with activities on campus is very important. This is where most of your friends will come from. It is an awesome way to get connected with your college.

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

La Salle is a slightly small school. I wish I knew what to expect when walking around campus before I starting going here.

Darneisha
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

i believe its best known for there academics and being a catholic school.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

i believe its best known for there academics and being a catholic school.

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

Dear darneshia 2011 How are you these days? It has been so long since the last time we spoke I wanted to check up on you senior year. I know this last year of high school can truly be a stressful one .With having to focus on your regular daily activities. Along with the preparation that goes into your prom, graduation, and getting into college. But trust me “Life’s today’s are here to prepare for its tomorrow”. With that stated if I could give you any advice on your future college life. I would say stay focus, plan ahead and be organized. Those three key aspects will assist you with your college life more than any may realize. They will keep you on task when it comes to keeping your important deadlines and the finding out/ using of all beneficial information needed for college that you may have not been made aware ( such as the importance of knowing about the credits you need, along with the role MONEY will play in the next 4 years). Lastly and maybe the most important have a plan and stay hungry to stick to the plan and achieve it. Love Darneshia 2012

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

I brag about the small classes and the teachers actually knowing my name.

Samantha
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus is gorgeous but if you step outside of it, very dangerous.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus is gorgeous but if you step outside of it, very dangerous.

What's the Greek scene like?

Lots of drinking.

What's the dating scene like?

The dating scene is more like a hookup scene.

Describe the best and worst parts of the social scene on campus.

If you are not in greek life or part of a sports team, it is very hard to socialize.

What's unique about your campus?

The campus is a diamond in the ruff. The surrounding area is very dangerous but inside the campus is nice.

Describe the dorms.

The new dorms are nice.

Why did you decide to go to this school?

I went to this school because it is located in the city.

Describe the students at your school.

The students are either white or black. It is very rare to have any other races in between.

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

I'm not sure. We are a Catholic school, so perhaps outsiders think we are ultra religious but that's not the case.

Describe a typical weekend.

Many students go home and the ones left typically party a lot.

What are the academics like at your school?

La Salle is a small school with small classes. The professors are always available. Therefore, this school is great in terms of personal access to the teachers. Plus, they are always willing to help.

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

I know that is a little difficult to think to go back to the past. But if I had the opportunity to travel back in time and me...

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

I know that is a little difficult to think to go back to the past. But if I had the opportunity to travel back in time and meet with myself in high school and with the experiences that I have now, it could be marvelous to see myself again. After a brief talk with me it would not have been difficult to convince myself to travel to United States to study in La Salle to get a good education, and telling myself that this had been the best choice in my life. And without doubt, I would have done the impossible to come to study in the United States, because for low income student it is a bit difficult to study in a third world country.

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

the worst thing about my school is finding parking, because the parking lot where we park our cars, does not belongs to La Salle and many times it is closed. if we leave our cars on the street we can get a parking ticket because there is a two hour parking limit.

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

The way that teachers teach students, specially those (like me) that came from another countries and are in the process of learning English.

Kassie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

We have a really great student programming center that always has stuff to do in and around the city, like concerts, museums,...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

We have a really great student programming center that always has stuff to do in and around the city, like concerts, museums, and events like medieval times and the rockettes (all you have to do is put down a $5 deposit and you get it back on the bus). Some people complain that La Salle is a "suitcase school," meaning people go home every weekend, but those people miss out on all the fun things La Salle offers every weekend!

What are the academics like at your school?

My largest class here was about 30 people. It's been really easy to get to know teachers and start study groups. When I first came here, my initial thought was "I have to take two religions and two philosophies?! How is that going to help me become a Speech Pathologist?!" I soon found out that there's a lot of leniency as to what classifies as a religion or a philosophy. My favorite class I've taken here was a team-taught (Integrated Studies and Religion) service learning course, Economic Justice for All. We read really interesting literature, historical and current, and connected it to community service we had to do. Some people interviewed potential food stamp recipients, others volunteered at halfway houses.

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

Greek life seems to have a big presence on campus, but I'd say the majority of students are either not members of organizations or are part of other organizations.

Charlie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

A few teachers and the cheese eggs in the main dining hall (B&G) is the best thing about La Salle. They do also have a few go...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

A few teachers and the cheese eggs in the main dining hall (B&G) is the best thing about La Salle. They do also have a few good trips every once in a while. La Salle is so small, and is in a VERY dangerous neighborhood. You must stay within a 2 1/2 block radius in order to be safe. The security guards are often rude and may pass you on the shuttle even at night ! Try to go to another college in Philadelphia, La Salle is in North Philly, if you have to stay in north philly, go to Temple U. There are alot of better colleges in West Philly, downtown or in Philly suburbs. Administration is often rude and they try to bleed you dry, MONEY is the most important thing at La Salle. They ignore you otherwise. They have had embezzlers, law suits and a professor that brought a stripper to a seminar. There is virtually no school pride, no football (becuase of a law suit) and no one shows up to any sporting events. Ill always remember how La Salle ignores your complaints about cleaniness and unprofessionalism (rudeness) by their staff. You dont matter unless your talking to them about money.

Describe the students at your school.

Mostly White, Mostly Catholic, Mostly from South Jersey, Northeat Philly or Bucks County. Everyone stays with their own kind.

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

They are going BROKE BROKE BROKE, they will do anything to get your money, the tuition is going UP UP UP and the professionalism and quality of the school is going DOWN DOWN DOWN. Go somewhere else ! dont let them fool you with that bogus $2000 scholarship

What are the academics like at your school?

Pretty good teachers, a couple of them are crazy, but pretty good in this area.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Heavy drinkers (Catholic) the RA's hide in their rooms the RC's hide as well. Not much to do on campus but drink or get high. Not very good speakers at graduations, La Salle has no pull. They do have pretty good trips. You can join bus trips to different cities or all over Philadelphia and its burbs. Most of the time you can find yourself staring at a wall if you arent into drinking or getting robbed when going outside.

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.

Justin
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I think La Salle is best known for its quality of education, particuarly in the liberal arts and nursing field. The school of...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I think La Salle is best known for its quality of education, particuarly in the liberal arts and nursing field. The school of Arts and Sciences is very large and has many different options to choose from. Most of the professors have a terminal degree in their field and are very easy going and approachable. I have heard good things about the nursing programs as well, but have not experienced it first hand, as I am not a nursing major.

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

I would go back and tell myself to relax. I was so worried in high school about where I was going to get in, what classes I was going to take, what major I would declare, and so many other questions. Once I got to La Salle, I realized I was too uptight and worried when there really was not anything to worry about. I have plenty of time to get stuff done, I did very good with grades, I got along great with my roommate, things just really were not that bad. I would remind myself this is not the case for everyone, but there is no reason to excessively worry. Anyone has the right to be anxious because it is a huge step in life, but if you spend all that time worrying, it will hinder your growth and prevent you from enjoying college and getting a full experience out of it.

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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