La Salle University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

La Salle University Library
La Salle University Library. Audrey / Wikimedia Commons

To apply to La Salle University, prospective students will need to submit scores from the SAT or ACT, along with an application form, a letter of recommendation, a personal statement, and official high school transcripts. The school has as acceptance rate of 77 percent, making it generally accessible. For more information, or if you have any questions, be sure to contact the admissions office. 

Admissions Data (2016)

La Salle University Description

La Salle University is a private Lasallian Catholic university with ​its main campus in Philadelphia. The university is founded on the idea that a quality education involves both intellectual and spiritual development. La Salle's students come from 45 states and 35 countries, and the university offers over 40 bachelor's degree programs. Professional fields in business, communications and nursing are the most popular among undergraduates. The university has a 13 to 1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 20. High achieving students should look into the university's Honors Program for opportunities to pursue more challenging courses of study. In athletics, the La Salle Explorers compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference for most sports. Popular choices include basketball, soccer, swimming and diving, cross country, field hockey, track and field, and baseball.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 5,197 (3,652 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female
  • 87% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $41,100
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,580
  • Other Expenses: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $56,680

La Salle University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 76%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $26,430
    • Loans: $8,706

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Communication Studies, Finance, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 24%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 57%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field, Baseball, Tennis, Swimming and Diving, Cross Country, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Field Hockey, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball, Baseball, Cross Country, Track and Field

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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