La Salle at a Glance


La Salle is a Catholic Lasallian university founded in 1863 by the Christian Brothers, a religious order founded by St. John Baptist de La Salle, the patron saint of teachers.


La Salle is located on a beautiful 133 acres in northwest Philadelphia, approximately six miles from Center City Philadelphia.


Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D., President

Student Population

4,185 undergraduate students

6,203 total enrollment

Female-to-male student ratio – 60:40


54 undergraduate majors

Profile of Accepted Students

Typically Admitted Freshmen

Middle 50% SAT scored 970-1160 (Critical Reading + Math)

Middle 50% ACT scored 21-26

Middle 50% HS GPA is 3.10-3.82

The Honors Program

Highly selective academic program where students live and learn in community.

Middle 50% SAT scored 1220-1340 (Critical Reading + Math)

Middle 50% ACT scored 26-30

Middle 50% HS GPA is 3.75-4.00

The Summit Program

Academic preparation program that provides structured support to targeted first-year students during their transition from high school to college.

Middle 50% SAT scored 820-880 (Critical Reading + Math)

Middle 50% ACT scored 17-18

Middle 50% HS GPA is 2.70-3.40

Classroom Quality

Average class size – 22

Student-to-faculty ratio – 12:1

83% of professors have a Ph.D or the highest degree in their field.

Student Life

Students perform 50,000 hours of community service annually.

100+ student organizations

25 Division I, 18 club, and four intramural sports


Tuition: $41,000

Average room and board: $13,060

Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving institutional aid: 97%

Average institutional grant and scholarship: $24,100

For 2014-15, La Salle awarded $70 million in University-funded grants and scholarships to undergraduate students.


92% of La Salle graduates are employed, volunteering full-time through service programs or pursuing additional education full-time within one year of graduation.

68 Fulbright Scholars