La Salle University campus

Overview

Applicants
5,671
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average HS GPA
3.32

GPA Breakdown

24%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 540
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
430 - 540
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines


Early Action
November 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
430
with Terminal Degree

225
Women
205
Men
53
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
57%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years
65%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Public Health
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

  • Social Sciences

  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Economics, General
  • International Economics
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Religious Education

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Thomas Curley, '70
President & CEO, Associated Press

William Joseph Burns, '78
U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, U.S. Dept of State

James F. Markmann, MD, Ph.D., '83
Division Chief, Transplant Surgery, Harvard University

Peter Boyle, '57
Film and TV Actor (Everybody Loves Raymond)

Timothy T. O'Toole, Esq., CBE '77
Former Managing Director, London Underground

Thomas F. Pyle, Jr., '62
Former Chairman, President, and CEO, Rayovac, Inc

Thomas J. Gola, '55
Professional Basketball Player

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
57%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years
65%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,952

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,297

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,720

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
77%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$36,907

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$25,642

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$28,800
Required Fees
$700
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
$7,160
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,652
Foreign Countries Represented
31

Demographics

4.97%
Asian
19.11%
African-American
13.77%
Hispanic
51.26%
Caucasian
5.59%
Unknown
2.29%
International

62% female
38% male
34% are out of state
87% are full time
13% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
43%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
79%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
110
Number of Honor Societies
17

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
5

11% join a fraternity
13% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

8% participate in intramural sports
12% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Explorers)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Water Polo
Women's Sports (Explorers)
15 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Drexel University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: St. Joseph's University

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
37

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
James Plunkett
Executive Director of Admission

Address
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141-1199

Phone
215-951-1500

Email
admiss@lasalle.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Hayman Center (sports facility)
Connelly Library
Founders' Hall (New School of Business Building)
Hugh and Nancy Devlin Science and Technology Center
La Salle University Art Museum
Starbucks and Subway Restaurant

Most Popular Places Off Campus
South Street/Delaware Avenue-clubs, shops, dining
Manayunk-shopping, dining, dancing, clubs
Philadelphia Historical Sites and Parks
Philadelphia Museum of Art and Boathouse Row
The Shoppes at La Salle

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday thru Friday
9AM to 3PM
215-951-1500

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Weekdays @10AM, and 1PM
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Weekdays @9AM, 11AM, and 1PM.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admiss@lasalle.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
La Salle University is conveniently located less than six miles from Center City Philadelphia. The Olney station of Broad Street subway is just 2 blocks away. Our campus shuttle bus does pick up passengers at this subway station twice an hour. In addition, several buses are available through SEPTA (Philadelphia's transportation system). The closest Airport is the Philadelphia International Airport, which is easily accessible from the University.

Driving Instructions to Campus
FROM NY, NORTHERN NJ, NEW ENGLAND: I-95 South to NJ Turnpike South to Exit 6 (connection to PA Turnpike); follow PA Turnpike to Exit 26 (Ft.Washington exit); to Route 309 South; 309 South becomes Ogontz Aenue. Follow Ogontz for approximately 5 miles until intersection of Ogontz and Olney Avenues. Right on Oloney Aenue to first light (20th Street). Go straight through the light. At the next light make a left into the parking lot. At the Security Booth make a left and the Security personnel will direct you to the designated visitor parking spaces. Enter campus. FROM THE NORTH: I-95 South to Route I-676 West (Vine Street Expressway), to Route 76 West. To continue, see directions from Route 76 West. FROM THE SOUTH: I-95 North to Route I-676 West (Vine Street Expressway), to Route 76 West. To continue, see directions from Route 76 West. FROM THE EAST: Route 42 West to Walt Whitman Bridge; from the bridge, follow Route 76 West to US 1 North (Roosevelt Expressway). To continue, see directions from route 76 West. FROM THE WEST: PA Tunpike East to Exit 24 (Route 76 East, Valley Forge). To continue, see directions from Route 76 East. FROM ROUTE 76 EAST to US 1 North (Roosevelt Expressway), to Broad Street Exit (Route 611). Left on Broad Street (North), go one mile to Somerville Avenue. Left on Somerville to Ogontz Avenue. Right on Ogontz to second light (Olney Aenue). Left on Olney to first light (20th Street). Go straight through the light. At the next light make a left into the parking lot. At the Security Booth make a left and the security personnel will direct you to the designated visitor parking spaces. Enter campus. ROUTE 76 WEST to US 1 North (Rooseelt Expressway), to Broad Street Exit (Route 611). Left on Broad Street (North), go one mile to Somerville Avenue. Left on Somerville to Ogontz Avenue. Right on Ogontz to second light (Olney Avenue). Left on Olney to first light (20th Street). Go straight through the light. At the next light make a left into the parking lot. At the Security Booth make a left and the security personnel will direct you to the designated visitor parking spaces. Enter Campus.

Local Accommodations
Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West 4100 Presidential Boulevard Philadelphia, Pa. 19131 Call 215.477.0200 or 800.642.8982 and mention La Salle University To book online go to: www.tinyurl.com/LaSalleCrowne Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue 4200 City Avenue Philadelphia, Pa. 19131 La Salle Rate:$139+ tax Get special rate by using the code: 1363278 Holiday Inn Express Midtown Philadelphia 1305 Walnut Street Philadelphia PA 19107 Hospital/University Special Rate: $129.00 Call 1.888.752.5341