La Salle University

1900 W Olney Ave, Philadelphia, PA

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La Salle University is a nonprofit private institution that has many majors available for students to choose from. The school is located in Philadelphia, PA, in a predominately urban area. The school's Roman Catholic affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's vision. Approximately 6,600 students are enrolled annually at La Salle University.

Areas of study available at La Salle University include but are not limited to:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be asked to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores between 880 to 1090 on the SAT and between 19 to 25 for the ACT exam is common among students accepted to this school. This school has an acceptance rate of 73% of which only 22% chose to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

Tuition is approximately $39,000 for the year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students should visit the school's net price calculator to see the personalize cost of attendance. Student housing is available for students and costs approximately $6,800 each year. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

The La Salle University "Explorers" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division I-AAA)

Students may visit the La Salle University website to see a complete list of areas of study, financial aid details, and more that is available at this school.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students La Salle University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better idea of your chances of getting accepted to La Salle University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Required
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English0 - 0
ACT ® Math0 - 0
ACT ® Composite Score19 - 25

Acceptance Rate Table

We have provided a table below which represents your chances of getting accepted into La Salle University.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants5,547
Granted Admissions4,449 (80%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled939 (21%)

Student Enrollment

La Salle University has a total student population of about 6,600. The student body is made up of 69% undergraduate students and 31% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $36,000-$44,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • Part time students pay in the range of $1,100 to $1,400 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships98%$20,872
Receiving Student Loans82%$7,389

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 4%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, La Salle University may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of La Salle University is close to 66%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years50%
Graduating in 5 Years12%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dietetics Program (more info)
  • Coordinated Dietetics Program (more info)
  • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program (more info)
  • Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

La Salle University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Atlantic 10 Conference)
  • Basketball (Atlantic 10 Conference)
  • Track and Field (Atlantic 10 Conference)
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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