La Roche College provides an innovative, skills-driven education to
prepare students for success in today’s competitive workforce. Founded by
the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche educates students to be
lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.
Offering more than 50 career-focused majors, La Roche’s undergraduate
programs include the high-demand fields of business, management,
education, computer science, criminal justice, and health and medical
sciences, as well as creative disciplines in interior design, graphic design,
dance, film and media.
With a faculty of award-winning scholars, researchers and industry-connected professionals, students receive quality instruction with a real-world approach. Individualized attention from faculty is one of La Roche’s
best benefits. A 12: 1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures that students receive
personalized attention, and professors are dedicated to helping students
achieve their academic and career goals.
Although professors reserve class time for discussion, experimentation
and interaction, learning happens both inside and outside of the classroom.
The Study Abroad + Study USA program, for example, is included in
the cost of tuition and allows students to travel the U.S. or study abroad
at little or no cost. Students recently traveled to Ecuador, Cuba, China,
Demark, Italy, London, Paris, Portugal, Los Angeles and the Galapagos
Islands. Another unique program is The Honors Institute, which offers
extracurricular activities and independent research opportunities.
One highlight of the College’s core curriculum is The La Roche
Experience, a required sequence of courses for all traditional freshmen,
sophomores and juniors. This program introduces students to the principles
of peace and justice, giving them the skills and perspective to make a
positive impact in today’s society.
Situated in Pittsburgh’s North Hills, the campus combines suburban life
with big-city amenities. McCandless Crossing, a new neighborhood district
and town center, is only a five-minute walk across the street from campus.
From a movie theater, shops and restaurants to a pharmacy, bank, and
grocery store, McCandless Crossing has nearly everything college students
desire or need, including employment and internship opportunities. Just a
short drive away is North Park of Allegheny County, the perfect place for
outdoor exercise and recreation. Campus also is just 15 minutes north of
downtown Pittsburgh, exposing students to a variety of cultural, recreational
and career opportunities in a major metropolitan area.
Student-life is active and exciting, with more than 30 student clubs
and organizations, intramurals and service learning programs. Home to
the Redhawks, La Roche offers 13 NCAA Div. III athletic teams. Men’s
sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse and soccer.
Women’s sports include basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball,
tennis and volleyball.
Personal visits are offered weekdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Preview Days
will be held on the following Saturdays: Sept. 17, Oct. 15 and Dec. 3. An
open house will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Learn more and apply at laroche.edu.
CONTACT INFO: Pittsburgh, Pa. laroche.edu; 412/536-1272 firstname.lastname@example.org YEAR FOUNDED: 1963 APPLICATION
DEADLINE: Rolling FRESHMAN ACCEPTANCE RATE: 96% SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE: Business, management,
computer science, criminal justice, design, education, psychology, and health and medical sciences. STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO: 12: 1
ENROLLMENT: 1,523 NUMBER OF UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED: 50 IN-STATE TUITION: $26,200 OUT-OF-
STATE TUITION: $26,200 PERCENTAGE OF COMMUTERS: 61% FEMALE PERCENTAGE: 57%
MINORITY PERCENTAGE: 13% PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ON FINANCIAL AID: 91% TOP THREE AWARDS/
RECOGNITIONS: Princeton Review Best Northeastern Colleges (2008-2016) Colleges of Distinction (2012-2016) Military Friendly Colleges
(2010-2016) DISTANCE FROM DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH: 10 miles AFFILIATED COLLEGES/SATELLITE CAMPUSES:
Regional Learning Alliance at Cranberry Woods