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A small, Catholic school in suburban Pittsburgh, La Roche University "integrates liberal arts and professional education in creative ways." Offering more than 50 degree programs in a range of diverse fields (like nursing, accounting, graphic design, and real estate), the La Roche University education is highly practical, providing its students with "all the tools needed to succeed" in the real world. Thanks to uniformly small class sizes, "students get a lot of individualized attention" from their instructors. Described as both "attentive" and "caring," professors treat "students as more than just students, but as individual learners." If you are struggling in a class, "It is easy to make an appointment with your professors and meet with them every week." In addition, "La Roche has great tutoring programs as well as a [Writing Center] to help the students succeed." While this private school comes with a high price tag, "[it offers] great scholarships and lots of financial aid" to qualified students, which helps take the sting out of the tuition check. Students say the administration still has plenty of room for improvement: "There are a lot of problems as far as classes and budget and the overall way in which La Roche is run."

Student Body

With just more than 1,200 full-time undergraduates, "Life at La Roche is very laid back." On this small campus, "everyone knows everyone" and it only "takes about five minutes to walk to class" from the dorms. Students assure us that "If you are willing to be involved, you will never be bored." At La Roche, there are over 30 student groups and an active intramural sports program, as well as 12 varsity men's and women's teams. Alcohol is prohibited on campus, but, students admit that "people still drink" from time to time. Even so, a party "never gets out of control" at La Roche, and most students prefer to "hang out with...friends, study together, [and] go out to eat" in their free time. When they want a break from the school's "lovely and spacious campus," students really appreciate their location on the outskirts of Pittsburgh. With this "amazing city at your fingertips," a fun night on the town is only a short drive away. On that note, "you better hope you have a car to get off campus," because "everyone goes home" on the weekend.

Campus Life

On this small campus, the majority of students are Pittsburgh locals, and about half are commuters. The university also attracts international students from almost 50 countries worldwide, creating an "academic and social community where everyone is accepted as they are." Friendliness is the common denominator among the La Roche student body, and most students describe their classmates as "very nice and well-rounded individuals." A current student attests, "Being a transfer student myself, I've seen the environment of other college campuses, and I can honestly say that I have never seen such a diverse group of students interacting so seamlessly."

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

9000 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Sports and Fitness Center
New Athletic Fields
Magdalen Chapel
Huber Academic Center contains state of the art smart classrooms
Newly renovated library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
McCandless Crossings
North Park
Ross Park Mall
We are just minutes north of downtown Pittsburgh and all it has to offer. See our web site at: www.laroche.edu/admin/pgh.asp

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:00; 12:00; 2:00
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

First Saturday of each month

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

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Overnight visits will be held once a semester for accepted students only. P


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Pittsburgh International Airport Bus and train stations in downtown Pittsburgh We are on local Port Authority bus routes

Driving Instructions to Campus

Local Accommodations
Home2Suites by Hilton 8630 Duncan Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15237 1.5 miles from campus. Mention LaRoche for a discount. Fairfield by Marriott Pittsburgh North Inn and Suites 901 Providence Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15237 Right across the street in McCandless Crossings Mention La Roche for a discount


Applicants: 1,220
Acceptance Rate: 99%
Average HS GPA: 3.20



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