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La Salle University

United States
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About La Salle University

La Salle University is a Catholic university in the tradition of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. To a diverse community of learners, La Salle University offers a rigorous curriculum and co-curricular experiences designed to help students gain theoretical and practical knowledge, deepen their ethical sensibilities, and prepare for a lifetime of continuous learning, professional success, and dedicated service.

As a Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts tradition, La Salle challenges students to contemplate life’s ultimate questions as they develop their faith, engage in a free search for truth, and explore their full human potential. As a Lasallian university, named for St. John Baptist de La Salle, patron saint of teachers, La Salle promotes excellence in teaching and scholarship, demonstrates respect for each person, nurtures mentoring relationships, and encourages authentic community. As an urban university, La Salle invites students to enhance their academic experience by immersing themselves in the rich resources of Philadelphia and the region. All members of our community are called to maintain a heightened sensitivity to those marginalized within society as they practice civic engagement, provide leadership with a global perspective, and contribute to the common good.

Campus information

Art Museum
Often considered one of Philadelphia’s best-kept secrets, the La Salle University Art Museum is the only university museum in the Philadelphia area to own a permanent display of paintings, drawings, and sculptures from the Renaissance to the present. Located on the lower level of Olney Hall and visited by more than 7000 people last year, the collection features works by artists such as Henry Ossawa Tanner, Charles Willson Peale, Pablo Picasso, Thomas Eakins, and Tintoretto.

The Peale House
Designated a national historic landmark, The Peale House was built in 1755, and is one of the oldest buildings still in use on a college campus in the United States. Once part of the Belfield Estate, which has a storied history dating back to the late 17th century, The Peale House was purchased by La Salle University in 1986, and currently houses the President’s Office. During the early 19th century, Charles Willson Peale, who was one of the most prominent portrait painters during Colonial America, resided in the house, which was then called “Belfield Mansion.” The studio where Peale produced much of his work during his Belfield years is now the President’s reception room.

Blue and Gold Dining Commons
One of the newest spaces on La Salle’s campus is the newly-renovated Blue and Gold Dining Commons, located on Olney Avenue in the North Halls residence complex. The Commons, which includes a 10,000 square foot space and POD Market, was designed to look contemporary and sleek, while incorporating the latest trends in dining space, such as high-top tables, booths, and community tables that accommodate large groups.

Holroyd Hall
Holroyd Hall, featuring the Hugh and Nancy Devlin Science and Technology Center, is La Salle’s latest academic building. After a massive renovation and expansion of the existing Holroyd Hall, the new state-of-the art facility opened in 2009, and currently houses the University’s science and technology classrooms and laboratories.

The University’s main campus is situated on 133 park-like acres in Northwest Philadelphia, six miles from the cultural, historic, and social attractions of Center City. 

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The Housing Application is also available online at via the mylasalle portal or in the Administrative Services office (Union 205). Students are encouraged to contact Student Financial Services at 215.951.1070 if they have any questions regarding their Financial Aid Package. Financial holds must be cleared from the student’s account prior to the submission of the housing deposit and application. Any student with a hold on his/her account will be unable to submit a deposit and application prior to the hold being removed.

In order to apply for housing, new students must pay the $200 housing deposit and submit a Housing Application. New students will be housed starting in June and will be notified starting in July. Housing deposits may be submitted online through the Bursar’s Web site or at the Bursar’s office (Administration Center, Suite 117).

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Courses available 10

Accounting and Finance 2 Applied and Pure Sciences 4 Business and Management 1 Computer Science and IT 1 English Language 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Law 1

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