Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Undergrads
1,130
Tuition
$24,028
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 396 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not like living on campus because of the fact I feel like I am living in a jail cell. I cannot do anything without being watched all the time. On the other hand, sometimes resident life and public safety do not do their job to the fullest.

4 College Junior

Diversity: I am not really set to one side of things. I do not base my life around others lifestyle.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Nobody really looks at the view of others. We all just keep to ourselves unless we are hanging with friends.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I havce learned a LOT of personal and life lessons that will stay with me throughout my existence. La Roche allowed me to travel, meet new people, and understand new cultures. Time of my life!

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3 College Senior

Weather: Great for those who are into cold weather sports like snowboarding and skiing. Seven Springs is not that far from us and the school sponsors trip at a very cheap price!

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The campus isn't too bad and the RA's on campus are usually pretty reasonable and willing to help others.

College Senior

Greek Life: There really isn't a greek life presence here at La Roche.

5 College Senior

Academics: The teachers at this school are there to help you succeed and want the best for you at all times. They will stay late or come in early to ensure that your time as a student here is as carefree as possible, but they do not do it for you. You still must put in the time and effort to really excel.

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4 College Senior

Athletics: For students who want to get in or stay in shape the workout facilities are good, and there is also a LA Fitness and Fitness 19 not oo far from campus for those looking for more convenient times to workout.

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3 College Senior

Transportation: The college is right on a bus line and it is pretty easy to get downtown within 20 mins from the campus. Also, the campus shuttle will drop you off at work, or take students on shopping trips to nearby grocery stores and department stores on the weekends.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: From Chipotle to Bravo!, there are many options to choose from. The list of places ranges from Olive Garden, Subway, Dibellas, IHOP, Denny's, Eat n' Park, Aladdin's Eatery, Starbucks, BRGR, Chick-fil-A, Sarku Japan, Burgatory, Winghart's, Fox and Hound, North Park Lounge and Panera Bread just to name a few!

4 College Senior

Computers: The computers are very fast and readily available. Changes will also be made if students need to use them early or security is always available to come and unlock classrooms with computer for students to use.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Very safe and home-like feel to the campus. Very small and everything is within walking difference!

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: The campus is located in a very nice area where it is very safe, the local community loves us, and there is a lot to do once you open up your eyes and start exploring a bit. From North Park to Ross Park Mall there are tons of shops and places to go, with the surrounding area slowly but steadily growing and allowing more for the students to choose from as far as dining, shopping and leisure activities.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Nightlife: The rating I gave is for someone who has a group of friends and that are over the age of 21 so that you can experience Southside, the Strip District, and other local bars like Fox and Hound and North Park lounge. A much lower rating would be given for those who are a lot younger in which you may have to make your own fun.

College Junior

Weather: It's usually cold in Pittsburgh, but the weather is relatively seasonal. It snows, rains, chills, and burns in Pittsburgh.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: La Roche College is a very diverse school. International students attend this college and people of various races and ethnicity. Most of the international students are Middle Eastern; but there are Asians, Africans, and I know a Russian.

College Junior

Greek Life: There's no Greek life at La Roche College. Therefore, I cannot truly answer the second question about the relationship between Greeks and non-Greeks.

College Junior

Academics: I cannot speak for every major except mines. I'm majoring in English Studies: Language & Literature. I've had a lot of reading and writing assignments that sometimes overlapped with each other: I had to make choices about which English assignments I would spend more time on, even though each assignment required equal attention. So, being an English major is not just fun and interesting, but requires much time management, dedication, and hard-work.

4 College Junior

Academics: La Roche College is a small school. Thus, the teacher-student ratio is small as well. This ratio smallness, I believe, personalizes the relationship between professors and students, in which respect and a greater awareness of students' needs evolve.

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4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Nearly every day as I left my residence hall, I turned to the left where the sun rose, cars chugged, buildings blossomed and trees swayed. I saw a beautiful life before me. The scenery I saw inspired hope, encouragement, peace, and love.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: Each year, at the first day of the first month, I apply for FAFSA. This is where I receive most of my financial aid. I haven't received my financial aid report this year yet, but last year I didn't receive my report until June.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The Office of Safety is attached to the reception desk, which is near the entrance doors to the college. The security officers walk around and observe the campus. I haven't heard of many problems, but they've happened. Once, I heard about a female being beat by two other students, and the security officers on shift disbelieved that the fight actually occurred.

College Junior

Nightlife: I can't say much about nightlife at La Roche College, for I don't attend parties nor really go outside at night. But, there are events that go on while I'm in my dorm playing games, studying, singing, and much more.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: I don't really follow the sport activities that take place at La Roche College. I see basketball players and baseball players who sometimes wear their jerseys with dirt stains on them or clean. But, I don't hear a lot of talk about on-campus sports.

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Amy Pennington
Hometown
Zelienople, Pa.
Major
Writing/French minor
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La Roche is a small campus, but it has plenty of resources. With a library full of books and a spacious student union area, there's something for everyone. The teachers and students here have a very personal connection, and everybody knows your name. To most students, this is what their ideal college is all about. However, La Roche is very expensive and doesn't offer many of the things that larger schools have—Greek life, an on-campus health clinic, 24-hour dining services, and campus bars and restaurants to name a few—which turns a lot of people away from this beautiful campus. It would be hard for someone at La Roche to go their entire career without meeting someone from the other side of the world. La Roche's international students set it apart from other schools. The people make this college. From the students, traditional and non-traditional, to the college activities directors who will be at every function dancing and partying with students, everyone is friendly. The president of the college can even be found eating in the dining hall with students a couple times a week.

Location, location, location. La Roche isn't too far from anything. McKnight Road has any store you could ever dream of, and the mall, airport, and movies are within driving distance. The hospital is within walking distance. The hilly campus is very green in the spring and summer, and is always full of colorful flowers. People who attend La Roche for the duration of their college years seem to be extremely happy with the end result. A high job placement rate, personal attention, and close bonds with classmates make four years here incredibly satisfying.

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