About La Salle University

A Lasallian Education

For more than 160 years, La Salle University has excelled in educating talented students from all backgrounds. Founded by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, a Roman Catholic teaching order established by Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the Patron Saint of Teachers, we welcome students from all walks of life who seek to grow in knowledge of themselves and the world.

Saint La Salle’s approach to education was innovative — in his time and ours: a deeply welcoming and compassionate dedication to educating the whole person as a human being with individual dignity and strength. To this day, we continue that mission by making meaningful, outcomes-oriented higher education accessible to all.

Groups of students walking and talking together with St. Joh Baptist de La Salle statue in the background.

Our Location

Located in the fifth-largest U.S. city, Philadelphia is rich in historical, cultural, and experiential opportunities.

Philadelphia is our biggest classroom, brimming with global corporations, nonprofits, media outlets, nation-shaping history, museums, and pro sports teams. With so many opportunities to learn and grow in the city and on campus, students thrive here.

Skyline of the City of Philadelphia

Our Rankings and Distinctions

La Salle University is nationally ranked for value and outcomes. Below is a sampling of where we measure up.

Top 150

Best Value

U.S. News and World Report (2024)

Top 50

Social Mobility

U.S. News and World Report (2024)

Top 7%

nationally for ROI

Georgetown University Center for Education and the Workforce (2022)