La Salle University: Ranking & Review

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Philadelphia Rank United States Rank World Rank
4 236 748
Top 5%

La Salle University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate79%78%80%
Enrolled undergraduates1,052402650
Enrolled total (including graduate students)5,1971,8783,319

863 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

502 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for both undergraduates and graduates.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRecommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

La Salle University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $45,476 $45,476
Off-campus $39,000 $39,000
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $14,636 and other expenses per full academic year.

La Salle University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,785 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $28,800 $28,800
Fees for full-time undergraduates $700 $700
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $960 $960
Tuition for Full-time graduates $23,710 $23,710
Fees for full-time graduates $570 $570
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,000 $1,000

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 214 162 376
Health Professions and Related Programs 178 162 4 344
Education 30 152 182
Psychology 61 66 19 146
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 55 34 89
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 38 13 51
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 44 44
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 36 36
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 30 30
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 23 5 28
Social Sciences 23 23
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 17 17
Visual and Performing Arts 12 12
Physical Sciences 11 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 5 6 11
History 3 7 10
English Language and Literature & Letters 8 2 10
Theology and Religious Vocations 7 7
Mathematics and Statistics 5 5
Philosophy and Religious Studies 3 3
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 1 1
Grand Total36763616231,438

A total of 799 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at La Salle University.

At the master's and doctor's level 639 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate67%66%68%
  • Full-time retention rate - 76%

General info

MottoVirtus, Scientia
Virtue, Knowledge
Religious affiliationRoman Catholic
Mission StatementLa Salle University is a Catholic university in the tradition of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. To a diverse community of learners, La Salle University offers a rigorous curriculum and co-curricular experiences designed to help students gain theoretical and practical knowledge, deepen their ethical sensibilities, and prepare for a lifetime of continuous learning, professional success, and dedicated service. As a Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts tradition, La Salle challenges students to contemplate life's ultimate questions as they develop their faith, engage in a free search for truth, and explore their full human potential. As a Lasallian university, named for St. John Baptist de La Salle, patron saint of teachers, La Salle promotes excellence in teaching and scholarship, demonstrates respect for each person, nurtures mentoring relationships, and encourages authentic community. As an urban university, La Salle invites students to enhance their academic experience by immersing themselves in the rich resources of Philadelphia and the region. All members of our community are called to maintain a heightened sensitivity to those marginalized within society as they practice civic engagement, provide leadership with a global perspective, and contribute to the common good.
Colorsdark blue, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff814
Instructional FTE310
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address1900 W Olney Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19141-1199
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Fax+1 (215) 951 1656

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