La Salle University

768 reviews
  1. Philadelphia, PA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
La Salle University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference
Address
1900 W Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141

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
78%
SAT Range
890-1100
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$25,010/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,207/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,103/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,024/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,445/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,044/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
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.42 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,583Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    77%
  • Respectful
    13%
  • Catty
    6%
  • Childish, High School 2.0
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
74%
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.46 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.75 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • A Memorable Experience
    50%
  • Interesting
    25%
  • Well rounded
    14%
  • Meh
    8%
  • Hellhole
    3%

After La Salle University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses

Reviews

768 reviews
  • Excellent
    92
  • Very Good
    258
  • Average
    332
  • Poor
    44
  • Terrible
    42
The only education I received at La Salle was about drugs. You want ecstasy? The guy across the hall from me sells it. DMT? One building over my friend. LSD? Townhouses buddy. Weed? I honestly have met very few people who have never sold pot or pot brownies before. Coke? Stop on by the "partiest" frat. Weird ass research chemicals and stuff that could probably kill you? Check the second floor of one of the north dorms. Alcohol? The liquor stores near here don't even card, and neither do the beer stores. Vyvanze? 1st floor Basils! Vicodin or other opioid painkillers? Hell, theres a hundred athletes getting some kind of surgery selling off their extra painkillers! Or hell, you can be one of those kids so hooked on benzodiazepenes that you get severe headaches when you try to stop (several of my friends). La Salle is a haven if you want to experiment with different drugs and learn how each one will destroy your life. I personally was made fun of frequently for quitting drinking because I was sick of VLad's and all that gross natty.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
I feel like I unlearned a lot of the stuff I learned in high school. Most teachers will just make you type a bunch of papers and read out of the textbooks. Want to know how pointless these papers are? I wrote papers for juniors and seniors and managed to get above 90 on every one. These weren't papers I poured my heart and soul into either. These were "barely paying attention, eating lunch" papers. Even the term papers were like this. I spent two hours on my PoliSci paper and got the highest grade in the class. It was 10 pages. I'm not even a half decent writer, these professors just have such poor standards that they just put a number on whatever papers fall on their desks. Or they take forever to grade. During finals week, our history class got back papers we wrote three weeks into the semester because, by this professors own admission, SHE JUST FINISHED GRADING THEM!
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
Honestly the school is okay but I wish I could go back in time a pick a different place. While the school is pretty (sorta) and the people aren't too bad, the programs don't add up to much. Out of every person I have ever spoken to, only one had La Salle as their first choice. This school hands you tons of money which is honestly why I'm here, but I'll most likely be transferring (fingers crossed). There may be some good teachers but of the class I took only two of them stood out and showed how they actually cared. If you are considering this school please think more carefully that this is really what you want!
  • College Sophomore
  • 6 months ago