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About La Salle University

La Salle University is a private, Catholic university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Named for St. Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, the university was founded in 1863 by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

When the Brothers of the Christian Schools founded La Salle College in 1863, they looked to their founder and the universal patron saint of educators, for inspiration and guidance. Beginning with this act of faith, La Salle became the first institution of higher education in the world to bear the name of St. John Baptist de La Salle. Even as La Salle has grown into a university to meet the changing needs of our students and our times, our Lasallian Catholic heritage remains a constant, nurturing our institution into a community rooted in the Catholic intellectual and social teaching traditions. These traditions inspire us to integrate scholarship from across the various academic fields in an effort to understand the world around us in ways that bring people closer in relationship to the transcendent. Today, La Salle University remains committed to the values of the Gospel and the founding story and vision of St. La Salle. Those values remain integral to how we understand our Catholic identity and informs us in how we continue our Lasallian educational mission.


La Salle is a Lasallian Catholic university committed to the principle that all knowledge is practical and empowering, filled with the capacity to transform lives. Anchored in the living tradition of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and in association with a diverse and inclusive learning community, our mission is to educate the whole person by fostering a rigorous free search for truth. La Salle, in affirming the value of both liberal arts and professional studies, prepares students for the lifelong pursuit and exploration of wisdom, knowledge, and faith that lead to engaged and fulfilling lives marked by a commitment to the common good.

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Fun Facts about La Salle University

  • The La Salle Art Museum displays a number of special collections including Japanese prints and the Walking Madonna, one of four by the British artist Dame Elisabeth Frink.
  • La Salle TV is the universities own television station which broadcasts to 300,000 homes and serves La Salle students and its neighbours with educational and entertaining programs.
  • La Salle offers a massive range of food on campus with multiple dining halls, store fronts and American favourites such as Subway and Starbucks; they cover all international cuisines.
  • La Salle University athletic programs ranked first among all NCAA Division I schools in the NCAA's annual Graduation Success Rate, matching their success on the field in the classroom.
  • Washington Monthly ranked La Salle in the top 10% in the nation for Top Masters Universities.

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