La Salle at a Glance

at-a-glanceLa 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.

Location

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

President

James P. Gallagher, Ph.D., Interim President

Student Population

4,185 undergraduate students

6,203 total enrollment

Female-to-male student ratio - 60:40

Academics

50 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 – 20

Student-to-faculty ratio – 14:1

90% 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

22 Division I, 18 club, and four intramural sports

Costs

Tuition: $39,200

Average room and board: $12,500

Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving institutional aid: 97%

Average institutional grant and scholarship: $22,112

For 2013-14, La Salle awarded $64 million in University-funded grants and scholarships to undergraduate students.

Graduates

92% of La Salle graduates are employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation.

65 Fulbright Scholars