Campus Housing

Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Undergrads
1,130
Tuition
$24,028
Admission Difficulty
Average
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2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Where i stay is simple. Its okay but compared to the other dorms its not that great. The nicer dorms are more money but i think are worth it because what they include.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's Alright, I Suppose. One benefit to the on-campus housing is that each dorm room has a private bathroom. It's nice to not have to share a shower and a toilet with your whole floor. They say they have individual heating/cooling, but what they should say is that there's a thermostat on the wall for decoration purposes only. The rooms are either too hot or too cold. If you expect to sleep at night, you'd better not live in Bold Hall, because people run through the hallways and pound on random doors at all hours of the night. The lower floors seem to be okay, though.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on Campus Is a Must – Living on campus is a must for those wanting an experience living on their own. Yes, at times roomates can be crappy, but other then that, having a room with a bathroom in it really appeals to lots of students, also rooms are more spacious then other colleges. Social atmostphere is friendly, although it can get rowdy at times. The only downside is that the walls are very thin so you can hear what's going on in the room next door. Just one word of advice: Don't room with your best friend from high school, that can be disasterous, and if you have roomate problems, talk to Residence Life or your RA about it, or switch roomates.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I Dont Live on Campus – I don't live on campus so I really can not answer this question.

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Campus Housing: Bold Hall is the best dorm to live in.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 923rd
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 1106th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1138th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1146th
    Most Spacious Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Amy Pennington
Hometown
Zelienople, Pa.
Major
Writing/French minor
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A college dorm usually conjures up an image of a small, cramped cinder-block room. La Roche's dorm rooms break that mold. They are spacious, fully furnished, carpeted, and equipped with private bathrooms and plenty of closet space. The air conditioning and heating in each room is student-controlled. High-speed Internet access and cable TV services are provided—students just have to bring a computer and television. All of the dorms are located on the East Campus, making it easy to get to and from classes. On the negative side, the poor overhead lighting adds a touch of a prison-like feeling, but students are welcome to bring their own lamps to avoid feeling institutionalized. Also, the residents here often complain that the walls are too thin and that you can hear everything that goes on in a neighboring room, which is especially annoying when trying to study or sleep.

There is a "no sex on campus" policy instituted due to the College's Roman Catholic affiliation, and students of the opposite sex are not allowed in one another's rooms after 2 a.m. Not to worry though—not too many people get caught breaking this rule. Generally speaking, students at La Roche enjoy the on-campus housing, and most are very happy they decided to reside on campus.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
591
Average Housing Costs
$6,160
Types of Housing Offered
Coed dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
40%
Freshmen Living On Campus
79%
Number of Dormitories
4
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
0
Best Freshman Dorms
Bold Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Bold Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
Peters Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Peters Hall
Best Dorms
Bold Hall
Worst Dorms
Peters Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Couch and love seat in the suites
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Freezer
  • Internet access
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • TV cable
Did You Know?
  • All of La Roche's dormitories are smoke-free. Smoking is only allowed in designated outdoor areas.
  • Freshmen who want to live on campus fill out informational sheets about themselves that college officials use to match up roommates with similar interests and backgrounds. Some questions include what time you like to go to bed, what your hobbies are, and which adjective describes you best.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Bold Hall
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, and triples
Special Features: Free laundry services, in-room bathroom and sink, microwave, refrigerator/freezer combination, study lounges on each floor
Mahler Hall
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Quads, suites
Special Features: Free laundry services, in-room bathroom and sink, microwave, refrigerator/freezer combination, and a living room in each suite
Peters Hall
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Quads, suites
Special Features: Free laundry services, in-room bathroom and sink, microwave, refrigerator/freezer combination, and a living room in each suite
Schneider Hall
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Quads, suites
Special Features: Free laundry services, in-room bathroom and sink, microwave, refrigerator/freezer combination, and a living room in each suite

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