La Roche College

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9000 Babcock Boulevard

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Phone: (412) 367-9300
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#33 Overall Score: 31 out of 100. Regional Colleges (North)

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La Roche College is a private institution that was founded in 1963. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,345, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 43 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. La Roche College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 33. Its tuition and fees are $24,778 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

A private, Catholic, co-educational college north of Pittsburgh, La Roche College welcomes students of all religions, ethnic origins and talents. Undergraduates can choose from more than 50 majors, including almost all of the top 10 most popular majors among today's college students. La Roche combines educational experience with clubs, athletics, social outings, community volunteer activities, your spiritual well-being, and more. At La Roche, we're preparing you for life, and life goes way beyond the classroom.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1963
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $4,415,278


When applying to La Roche College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at La Roche College is $50. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 52 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 52.0%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at La Roche College is 12:1, and the school has 68.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at La Roche College include: Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist; Psychology, General; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; Elementary Education and Teaching; and Management Science. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 38%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 13%
Psychology, General 13%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 7%
Elementary Education and Teaching 6%
Management Science 6%

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Student Life

La Roche College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,345, with a gender distribution of 42.2 percent male students and 57.8 percent female students. At this school, 47 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 53 percent of students live off campus. La Roche College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,465
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

La Roche College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. La Roche College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at La Roche College, 49 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at La Roche College.

Students who have cars on campus 49%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At La Roche College, 78.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,778.

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Tuition and fees $24,778 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,024 (2013-14)
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Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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