The Lasallian Difference

The Lasallian difference is personal. When you become a La Salle student, you join a community that includes teachers, scholars, and mentors who truly care about you—your academic and professional success, your intellectual and spiritual growth, and your potential to make a difference in the world.

La Salle is one of six colleges or universities in the United States founded in the tradition of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the patron saint of teachers and founder of the Christian Brothers. At La Salle, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed after you leave campus, and the values and traditions that will stay with you when you do.

A Lasallian education has had an impact on the lives of more than 48,000 current La Salle alumni. Read some of their stories:

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Cheryl Reeve, ’88, MBA ’90

Head coach of the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx

  • For most people, getting a call from President Barack Obama is a funny dream you tell to your friends. But for Cheryl Reeve, ’88, MBA ’90, it was a reality. The President was calling to her on being named WMBA’s Coach of the Year and for leading her team, the Minnesota Lynx, to win the national championship (they’ve since won their second championship under Reeve’s leadership).

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Matthew Quick, ’95

best-selling author of The Silver Linings Playbook

  • “Things worked out for me largely because of what I did while I was at La Salle, writing every day,” he said. “I walked the red carpet at the Oscars last year, and Jennifer Lawrence won an Oscar for a character I wrote, and I did that with a La Salle English degree. So if people keep telling you that your dream is not possible, don’t believe them.”

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Jillian Pintye, ’07

Fulbright Scholar

  • Nursing graduate Jillian Pintye, ’07 has arguably done more to give back to the world than most others her age—something that Pintye attributes to her time at La Salle. Pintye, a native of Tuckerton, N.J., graduated with her nursing degree and a desire to help others in need. This, and the aid of then-La Salle […]

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