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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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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Richard Mshomba, Ph.D., ’85

La Salle University professor of economics

  • He acknowledges that he is known as a tough professor in the classroom. “My professors challenged and supported me when I was an undergraduate. I want to do the same,” he said. “I have an understanding of the value of an education that others may not have. Higher education options are so limited world-wide—I want my students to realize how fortunate they are, and not to take their education for granted.”

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Brittany Payne, ’12

Audience Coordinator for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

  • Most people don’t get the chance to witness a Paul McCartney mini-concert at their jobs. But for Brittany Payne, ’12, it’s all in a late night’s work. In her role as audience coordinator at the new The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and previously as a page for NBCUniversal (NBCU), Payne has seen her fair share of celebrities.

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