La Roche College Summary

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Basic Statistics

Pittsburgh, PA
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
57 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Small campus community
  • Dorms with bathrooms in every room
  • The bookstore
  • Proximity to Pittsburgh

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • The long wait for Public Safety to respond to a call
  • Lighting in the parking lots
  • Bad public transportation
  • High tuition that keeps rising

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

La Roche Student Reviews

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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!


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