LSU

La Salle University

1900 W Olney Ave, Philadelphia, United States
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  • Class Notes
    0
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    1
  • Currently Enrolled
    164
  • Previously Enrolled
    60

Overview of La Salle University (LSU)

About this school

LaSalle University, founded in 1863, is an urban, coeducational, Catholic university located in Philadelphia. The university is run by the Christian Brothers, an order dedicated to education. LaSalle offers a focus on a liberal arts education and a practical career education to meet industry needs. Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, and Nursing. The small class sizes help develop bonds between the faculty and students, resulting in educational experiences in and outside the classroom. A focus on community service provides students, faculty and staff an excellent opportunity to provide services to the surrounding community. The school's location opens up a world of resources to its students, making internships, co-ops and student life a rewarding experience. Its 100-acre campus is located in a residential area of Philadelphia. Campus architecture ranges from Gothic to modern.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,821
    • Men:1,474 (38.6%)
    • Women:2,347 (61.4%)

Location

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Admission Information (LSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to La Salle University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
1
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
5
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1900 West Olney Avenue
City, State, Zip
Philadelphia, PA  19141-1199
Phone
(215) 951-1500
Fax
(215) 951-1656
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
79% of 6,566 applicants were admitted
Women
80% of 4,025 applicants were admitted
Men
78% of 2,541 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,258 (24%) of 5,205 admitted students enrolled
Women
775 (24%) of 3,220 admitted students enrolled
Men
483 (24%) of 1,985 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.32
375 And Above
24%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
548 average |480-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
16%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
28%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
533 average |500-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
22%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
23%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid (LSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $29,500 (64.4949715784871%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,690 (32.116309575863575%)
  • Other Expences: - $500 (1.0931351114997814%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,050 (2.295583734149541%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


La Salle University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003287
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
809 (93.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
760 (93.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
760 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
108 (14.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$32,533
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 753 (99.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,235
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 576 (75.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,246
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 68 (8.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
91 (10.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,598

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,765 (87.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,605 (94.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,601 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
366 (14.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$32,236
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,559 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,432
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,055 (79.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,107
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 211 (8.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
471 (14.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,520

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$37,002
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
18.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Relatives of Clergy, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,837

Academics & Instruction (LSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


220

Part-Time Faculty


327

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


31%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 33% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 21% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 68% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
575,787

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1100
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


La Salle University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


59.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


65.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


67.0%

Programs & Majors (LSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (62)


  • Accounting
  • Air Force JROTC/ROTC
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Army JROTC/ROTC
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Modern Languages
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


Business administration, communication sciences and disorders/speech language pathology, communication/professional business communication, computer information science, history, elementary/special education, occupational therapy program with Thomas Jefferson University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (63)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • American Studies
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • East European and Russian Studies
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Gerontology
  • Health Psychology
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Latin American Studies
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Media Studies
  • Middle School Education
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • National Security
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Public History
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Reading Education
  • Religion
  • Religious Education
  • School Nursing
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education
  • Theology
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Western European Studies

Campus Life (LSU)

Location & Geography

Population


1,547,607

Nearest Metropolitan Area


133 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Philadelphia

Weather


Temperature
22.8 average low in January, 81.7 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
9 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


53% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


47%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Explorer
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


La Salle University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, community service organization, la salle entertainment organization, the explorer (yearbook), the masque (theater group)

Sororities


17% of women participate

Fraternities


16% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,322

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,821
Women
2,347
Men
1,474

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.7% Asian
  • 20.3% Black/African-American
  • 18.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 51.3% White
  • 1.7% Unknown

International Students


2.3% from 31 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


1,376

Student Resources (LSU)

Study resources