#34 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

La Salle University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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La Salle University overview
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Online lasalle.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
La Salle University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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La Salle University, located in the northwest region of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a private Roman Catholic university founded in 1863 by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. It offers a suburban campus environment within the city, exploring a blend of modern and Gothic architecture across its 130-acre grounds. La Salle provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, with notable emphasis on majors in nursing, business, and communication. The institution houses a significant proportion of its student body on campus, with a range of residential options that underscore its commitment to creating an integrated academic and living experience. La Salle University maintains a moderately selective admissions process. While not primarily known for its intercollegiate athletics, the university competes in NCAA Division I as members of the Atlantic 10 Conference under the moniker "Explorers."

In the most recent statistical year 5,214 prospective students applied, and 4,914 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 557 enrolled in the school.  2,280 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,769 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $32,640 plus fees of $1,250. La Salle University is ranked 469 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












La Salle University is rated within the top 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

La Salle University overview
SAT 1050/1268
GPA 3.44

Applications Accepted

La Salle University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for La Salle University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,250
Room and Board $14,550
Budget for Other Expenses$1,000
Total One Year Cost$50,440

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$58,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

67% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by La Salle University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 26%
Business 21%
Communication 8%
Psychology 7%
Social Sciences 6%

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