La Salle University: Narrative Description

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1900 West Olney Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19141-1199
Tel: (215)951-1000; 800-328-1910; Admissions: (215)951-1500; Fax: (215)951-1656; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and postmaster's certificates. Founded 1863. Setting: 100-acre urban campus. Endowment: $43.9 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $5786 per student. Total enrollment: 5,949. Faculty: (197 full-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 4,701 applied, 68% were admitted. 24% from top 10% of their high school class, 53% from top quarter, 88% from top half. Full-time: 3,385 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 714 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 29 other countries, 37% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 13% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 2% 25 or older, 63% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 82% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/communication technologies; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Chestnut Hill College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $31,730 includes full-time tuition ($22,760), mandatory fees ($200), and college room and board ($8770). College room only: $4420. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $740 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $100 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 90 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 10% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, community service organization, La Salle Entertainment Organization, The Explorer (yearbook), The Masque (theater group). Major annual events: Branch Out Day, Homecoming, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 2,050 students; 2,061 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2001-02. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Connelly Library with 365,000 books, 320,000 microform titles, 1,700 serials, 5,200 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.7 million. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Temple University.

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