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La Roche University
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  • 4 Year
  • PITTSBURGH, PA

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Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

9000 BABCOCK BLVD
PITTSBURGH, PA 15237
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Division III Independents
From La Roche University

A private liberal arts university in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University offers 66 undergraduate programs of study, six master’s degrees and one doctoral degree, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design.

This residential university provides a vibrant campus community for nearly 1,300 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program.

Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche University embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche University educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.

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La Roche University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
69%
SAT Range
890-1110
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$23,932 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,217 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 17 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 24 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 24 responses

Majors

Health Sciences

La Roche’s Health Sciences program is defined by a career-focused curriculum and a solid scientific background. A liberal arts core and a unique blend of science, math and health science courses prepare students for both clinical and non-clinical settings. The major explores the scientific, political and financial issues that impact the delivery of health care in hospitals and communities.

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    49%
  • On Campus
    43%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
942 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
143
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
  • Unique
    44%
  • Average looking
    31%
  • Hardworking.
    19%
  • Outgoing
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
77%
Poll
71%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 17 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 32 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
  • Open for your success
    36%
  • Diversified
    29%
  • Diverse, welcoming and caring atmosphere.
    21%
  • Clique centered
    7%
  • Fast-paced
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 9 responses

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