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Reviews 368 total reviews with an average rating of 3.1

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: This school gives a good load of money for financial aid. Of course enough is never enough with any school, but the money La Roche gives really helped me out. That was the only reason I attend this school in the first place.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I go to a few sport games. Basketball has the biggest crowds and fans. Baseball games, no one goes too except for family and a few friends that live on campus. It's pretty boring. We have lacrosse but there games are mainly away games. I have never been to a soccer game since I've been attending this school.

1 College Freshman

Transportation: If you don't have a car, or know someone with a car, transpiration at La Roche is horrible. I'm sorry, transportation is horrible in Pittsburgh, PERIOD. Taxis never come on time, buses are always late. The taxi services almost made me miss my greyhound bus to get back home. It was absolutely nuts.

4 College Freshman

Academics: You truly will receive a proper education here. Just like any other college, you have to put in the work to get the results. Only at this school, you can miss fours classes almost every week and still pull off a B if your lucky. It's so high school here. Perfect analogy for La Roche College!! If you ever took AP or honor classes in high school, thats the exact course work you will be doing here.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Before deciding on coming to La Roche, you must first understand that this is a very small school. Because this school is so small it doesn't offer every perfect academic quality like most schools do. There are a lot of majors that La Roche offers, but because most people that attend La Roche have narrow minds, they pick among the most common major like Biology for an example. I had my first biology class as a freshman, there had to be over 75 students. The next day 1/3 of those students left and probably became undeclared. The 2/3 that was left (including myself) stayed and finished General Bio 1. When it came time to register for General Bio 2, there was only half of 1/3 of the original bio majored students. Most people failed out, and the one's who stayed my professor called us "the survivors." My point is student only pick common major to try to become the common doctor. Expect to be pushed here at La Roche, because at the end, all your professors want you to do is pass the course and don't give up.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: lots of options. im looking into it myself.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: baseball is really talented, basketball is most attended by students, soccer has lame house parties, and no one pays attention to lacrosse

3 College Sophomore

Academics: eh... the professors care too much about attendance and phone use

3 College Sophomore

Majors: i am struggling but getting on track

2 College Sophomore

Computers: so old school and slow!

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: everything is closeby and convenient.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: theres just a lot of people from different countries.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: they are most worried about parking violations... lol

College Sophomore

Diversity: there are so many foreigners in our school

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: you hear about all the dealers. it isnt a secret.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are no health services at the school, its ridiculous.

3 College Freshman

Majors: No portfolio, no nothing, they will take anyone.

3 College Freshman

Majors: No one really seems to care about the program, everyone is always busy, but it never seems like they are learning anything, no one ever looks like they enjoy the program, and they all just complain about their professors.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Baseball is popular, but I never hear anything about it.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The campus is small and even though you can get around campus okay, you can't venture outside the campus without a car. The nearest mall is on a busy road along with restaurants as well. Although their is a bus stop, buses don't come frequently and rarely come on Sundays.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Living off campus in one of the houses can be better due the amount of money a dorm rom costs, A student would be saving more money living off campus and have freedom to go as he/she pleases. The housing is about five minutes away from campus so traveling wouldn't be an issue. The public transportation is about a five minute walk and the bus comes right across from the school.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The activities around the school are often very scarce. La Roche is a small campus so we often have small dances in the college center square. The only places around the campus are a mall and a movie theater. People often enjoy going to the park near the campus. The students here are friendly and diverse.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I enjoy the program and major I am currently taking. I enjoy the small class sizes in order to receive the individual help I need. We also have guest speakers in which speak about career options we can take after we graduate. The curriculum can be demanding sometimes, but the professors are always wiling to help.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The campus is very diverse and there are people from international countries such as Italy and Africa.

College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't do it, nor would I.

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Amy Pennington
Zelienople, Pa.
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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