La Roche College

261 reviews
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
La Roche College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Division III Independents
Address
9000 Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
SAT Range
840-1010
ACT Range
16-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$22,078/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,620/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,448/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,981/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,747/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,585/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,065Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Unique
    50%
  • Average looking
    42%
  • Weird
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
79%
Poll
58%
of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.27 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Diversified
    44%
  • Open for your success
    44%
  • Clique centered
    11%

After La Roche College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses

Reviews

261 reviews
  • Excellent
    39
  • Very Good
    80
  • Average
    87
  • Poor
    31
  • Terrible
    24
I love the small size of the classrooms; it really gives the students an opportunity to form relationships with their professors. I also like how inclusive La Roche is. They welcome any and all students, and are willing to accommodate any limitations or requirements you might have. I'm a transfer student, and it was incredibly easy to transfer here from a community college. They took all my credits, and helped me get acclimated every step of the way.
  • Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
Overall, this place is a pretty decent school. It's small, has had funding problems over it's only 53 years of service, but it is a decent school. It is best known for it's Nursing and Graphics programs. I am a science major and must say that our building is extremely neglected. The building facilities are terrible, the set up of classrooms are not efficient and no longer accommodate the influx of students the past few years. We must rely on the graciousness of local chemical plants and labs to donate their old equipment to us. Our professors in the science department are fantastic though; each one of them makes due with what we have and they all have very interesting courses and lab materials. In regards to my time with criminal justice, English and art classes, the school is also very wonderful in those departments as well. Class sizes, classes offered and how they are taught have all been fantastic. Not the best, but considering this place's history , I'm happy with my experience thus far.
  • College Junior
  • 11 months ago
We don't have football, but we do have men and women's basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, and cross country. The most attended events are men and women's basket ball by far; the girls frequently make playoffs so once they've acquire a spot, student attendance sky rockets. As for the other sports, most students simply know of their existence, but don't go to meets/games. School spirit is pretty high I would say; if basketball or baseball make it to playoffs, you can easily tell by the way kids are acting and the support shirts they wear. For facilities, we only have a gym with a basketball court, lifting areas, and field for softball and one for baseball. I have only ever attended a basketball game and the gym is quite nice. We recently renovated the baseball area so I would figure that looks better than it DID.
  • College Junior
  • 11 months ago