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La Salle University

Philadelphia, PAhttps://www.lasalle.edu
La Salle University is a private Roman Catholic university in Philadelphia founded in 1863. The university offers more than 30 majors in three schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, and Nursing and Health Sciences. La Salle has about 5,000 students total, nearly 4,000 of which are undergraduates, but who all share in the university's core values, which include teaching and learning, spirit of faith and zeal, service, and association. Students can expect small classes taught by faculty -- La Salle does not use teaching assistants for this purpose -- in some interesting topics. Courses include mammalian physiology, criminology, data mining, oceanography, and more. La Salle has a host of organizations, including clubs focused on nutrition, accounting, tutoring, social work, and broadcasting, as well as a robust athletics program. La Salle participates in roughly two dozen Division I sports, and students love to support the Explorers: The teams even have a pep band. Off campus, students can head to Center City Philadelphia to eat cheesesteaks, check out Eagles games, and visit art museums.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: La Salle has reduced its classroom capacities, moving some classes to hybrid, staggered and virtual formats, to maintain student safety. The fall semester wraps up just before Thanksgiving.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$48,200
% of students who get any grants
89%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$25,600
Average price for low-income students
$25,000
admissions
Acceptance rate
81%
Median SAT/ACT Score
NA/NA
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
3,770
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
98%
% of need met
75%
% of students who get merit* grants
15%
Average merit grant
$19,520
student success
Graduation rate
68%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$27,000
Average salary within 5 years
$53,600
% earning more than $28,000
85%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 15
Regular application
N/A

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: La Salle has reduced its classroom capacities, moving some classes to hybrid, staggered and virtual formats, to maintain student safety. The fall semester wraps up just before Thanksgiving.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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