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About La Salle University

La Salle is a Catholic, Lasallian University located on a 133 acre campus in The City of Philadelphia. The University was founded in 1863 by the Christian Brothers, a teaching order inspired by St. John Baptist De La Salle, The Christian Brothers operate over 1,000 teaching establishments in 80 countries educating approximately 800,000 students. La Salle University is a part of this international network of Lasallian Schools. La Salle University offers 42 full-time undergraduate majors, 25 Division I Sports and over 120 student clubs and organizations. Approximately 3,200 undergraduate students attend the University. The average class size is 22 students with a 12:1 student to faculty ratio. 92% of the University's graduates are either employed full-time, volunteering or pursuing additional education one year after graduation. The University has been continually recognized as a transformative institution providing one of the strongest value propositions in higher education.

La Salle University is a private, religious school in an urban setting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. La Salle University was founded in 1863 and now enrolls around 4,624 students a year, including 3,293 undergrads.

La Salle University offers housing for up to 1,868 students. Most students live off campus,.

As of 2021, the total market value of La Salle University's endowment was $83.835 million The institution spends around $8,986 for each full-time student enrolled. La Salle University employs one full-time professor for every 13 undergrads enrolled.

2021 La Salle University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 76%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 88%
Average GPA 3.4
Mean ACT score 24
Tuition $32,000

La Salle University Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at La Salle University

La Salle University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

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The deadline to apply early to La Salle University is on November 15, 2021, which is coming up soon!
La Salle University admits 88% of students that apply early action.

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La Salle University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into La Salle University. The acceptance rate at La Salle University is 76%. Out of 6,151 applications received in 2021, 4,696 students were offered admission.

La Salle University Waitlist 2021

La Salle University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into La Salle University?

La Salle University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to La Salle University, applicants must submit the following items.

La Salle University Application Requirements

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Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for La Salle University

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.4 out of 4.0. The mean ACT score for La Salle University students is 24.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to La Salle University.

Does La Salle University Require the ACT or SAT?

La Salle University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 68% submitted the SAT. 10% submitted the ACT.

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Does La Salle University Provide On-Campus Housing?

Yes! La Salle University provides on-campus housing for up to 1,868 students.

La Salle University students are active in the school's Student Government Association, community service organization and La Salle Entertainment Organization. Branch Out Day, Homecoming, and and Spring Fling are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at La Salle University.

Financial Aid at La Salle University

La Salle University meets 72% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend La Salle University full-time are awarded $24,016 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is La Salle University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at La Salle University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at La Salle University, around 77% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 865 students who started at La Salle University as first-time freshman, 497 graduate within four years.

La Salle University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 67%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for La Salle University Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $37,002 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does La Salle University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is La Salle University a good school for you?

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Where is La Salle University Located?

La Salle University is located in the urban setting of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, less than an hour from Philadelphia.

If you want to see La Salle University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Philadelphia, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Philadelphia International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what La Salle University and Philadelphia are like without leaving home.

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College Info

La Salle University Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to La Salle University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to La Salle University is Continuous processing.

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La Salle University ACT Scores


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to La Salle University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into La Salle University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

La Salle University SAT Scores


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500 - 600

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Wondering what life at La Salle University is like? There are approximately 4,624 students enrolled at La Salle University, including 3,293 undergraduate students and 1,331 graduate students. 86% percent of students attend school full-time, 72% percent are from PA and 28% percent of students are from other states.


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