La Salle University is a private, Roman Catholic university that was founded in 1863 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school was founded by the Institute of the Brothers of Christian Schools who named La Salle University after St. Jean-Baptiste de La Salle. The University is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church through the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The school began as an all-male school until 1970 when women were admitted into regular classes. In 1984, La Salle was granted University status after its expansion of academic buildings.
La Salle University offers undergraduate and graduate programs, and certificate programs. The curriculum is very strict, reflecting the strong commitment for students to learn both intellectually and spiritually. Several programs are offered online, either completely or in hybrid formats.