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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
La Salle is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,181 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the La Salle acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Nursing, Accounting, and Marketing. Graduating 65% of students, La Salle alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,700.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference
Address
1900 W Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141
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La Salle University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
870-1080
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$26,772/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $27,990/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,729/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,495/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,051/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,901/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,181Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
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  • Friendly
    71%
  • Respectful
    12%
  • Childish, High School 2.0
    9%
  • Catty
    6%
  • Diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
71%
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.49 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.78 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
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  • A Memorable Experience
    49%
  • Interesting
    23%
  • Well rounded
    13%
  • Meh
    10%
  • Hellhole
    3%
  • Underrated
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses
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Overall, I was grateful for the experience La Salle gave me during my undergraduate degree. I met amazing people and learned from brilliant professors. I got the one on one attention I needed from faculty due to the overall size of the school. I also was able to join a sorority and other clubs La Salle had to offer. I met life long friends and remained in touch with not only students but some professors as well. Only reason I did not give 5 stars was because the school was very expensive when I attended, (graduated May 2016) and I am in a ton of student debt because of it. However, La Salle recently cut the tuition cost in half, which is great for upcoming freshman! Go Explorers!
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La Salle University is an amazing university. It is very diverse, has a great student life, awesome professors! The campus is easy to navigate, the staff are great in helping you with class schedule or general needs. Security will always make sure you are safe and are constantly patrolling the area! Great school overall!
If you're of color, a minority, or first generation be very careful going here unless their paying a majority of your tuition which is unlikely because their endowment is so low, and mostly dependent on private scholarships specifically donated by alumni (Look Up ADP Program for Full Scholarship, must be from Philly and apply ahead of time). The professors are sweet, the value of academics are equivalent to service here which is good. Campus life is a little below average. Dorms are very old, and have bugs unless you're in Townhouse, Kats, or Basils. Student Affairs here is very white, meaning they don't serve people of color well. There are no minority focused academic clubs except NABA. Theres two BSUs but they're too often not supported by student affairs administrations which is why there are two.