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.
Brother Michael McGinniss, F.S.C., Ph.D.
4,185 undergraduate students
6,203 total enrollment
Female-to-male student ratio - 60:40
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
Average class size – 20
Student-to-faculty ratio – 14:1
90% of professors have a Ph.D or the highest degree in their field.
Students perform 50,000 hours of community service annually.
100+ student organizations
22 Division I, 18 club, and four intramural sports
Average room and board: $12,000
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.
92% of La Salle graduates are employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation.
65 Fulbright Scholars