Founded in 1863 in the Lower Kensington section of Philadelphia, the University is the largest and second oldest Lasallian college or university in the United States.
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.
A major university boasting many Nobel Prize winners may seem the best place for research, but how often do you suppose such “stars” even speak to undergraduates? If you want to prepare yourself for professional careers or further study, you will find at La Salle faculty members who are actively investigating and publishing-and, even more important, eager to mentor undergraduates in research projects.
Career planning is an organized, individual process revolving around the world of work and its relationship to your academic and personal goals. Counselors in Career Services are available to meet with you individually to help with planning and pursuing your career goals.
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As the central administrative office for student information, the Office of the University Registrar maintains La Salle’s integrity by ensuring the accuracy of official student records and upholding University policy. We provide timely, relevant information to support the community and ensure student success. Our department strives to deliver exemplary service to our students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni.
La Salle University maintains a variety of housing options for undergraduate students and apartment housing for graduate students. The various residences are located throughout campus and include 12 residence halls, two apartment complexes, and a townhouse complex.
The Connelly Library provides library and information technology support services to the La Salle University community. Our professional librarians manage all lending and borrowing operations, library instruction, and digital initiatives.
The Library provides access to computers and printers for current student, faculty, and staff use.
The Student Health Center at La Salle University provides a safe, respectful, positive, and confidential environment for eligible students to receive proper healthcare while promoting healthy behaviors and lifestyles. All eligible students are encouraged to utilize the Student Health Center for health and preventative care along with general wellness.
La Salle University is located in the northwestern section of Philadelphia on the edge of Germantown, site of the Revolutionary War battle and one of the oldest historic neighborhoods in the city. The campus covers 130 acres and includes Belfield, a property that once belonged to the American painter Charles Wilson Peale. The University is a few blocks away from the Olney Terminal of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority, a public transportation system that provides direct access to the campus by subway and bus.
You don’t have to be a student-athlete to stay active and fit at La Salle. Along with many exciting club sports and recreational clubs, La Salle boasts various fitness facilities and studios across campus to keep your heart rate moving.
The resident students of La Salle University, in order to unite as a body for the organization and coordination of all concerns surrounding resident life; to establish the best possible living standards; and combine our resources to improve the social, cultural, recreational, and intellectual atmosphere within the residence halls, townhouses, and apartments.
La Salle is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Commission on Higher Education is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
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