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
Full of Diversity, Caring, and Fun – La Roche College is an incredible school for the student who is non-traditional, or a traditional student looking for a quiet, academic-centered experience. Although there are many activities, both socially and athletic, the main focus of the campus is a productive and successful academic experience. The majority of the professors I have had are very caring and try their best to help you through all and any challenges you may encounter. There are a wide range of nationalities, ethnicity, and ages. There is a school policy that it is a &quot;dry&quot; campus (no alcohol whatsoever is permitted on-campus), however, there are a few instances I am aware of where this policy has been violated. If I had to start my college experience all over again, there is no doubt in my mind that I would choose La Roche...again!
  • College Senior
  • July 19 2012
Location and Individualized Attention – First, the location. LRC is in a very safe suburban area of Pittsburgh. There are plenty of nearby businesses including several banks, large grocery stores, pretty much any pharmacy chain imaginable, a very nice mall, and a few decent restaurants. If you get sick, LRC is next door to a well-known hospital (the ER isn't great but the care is pretty good overall once you're admitted). For student teachers, LRC is in the heart of a very good area for schools. Downtown Pittsburgh is close by as well and is easy enough to access. It's home to some great museums, a beautiful baseball stadium, and if you're into theater, plenty of play venues. You'll need a car to get most places; the campus is surrounded by busy roads not fit for pedestrians (plus most businesses are a decent distance from campus). There are some public buses as well.

Second, the school is known for individualized attention. If you went to a AAA-size high school or larger, you'll probably find the school to be smaller than your high school was. Unlike the big schools, you actually get to interact with professors and classmates instead of sitting through long lectures in an auditorium. Be sure to seek out the professors if you have any problems, as they are always willing to help!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • May 25 2011
It's Pittsburgh. LRC is located about twenty five / thirty minutes from downtown Pittsburgh - so off campus dining is not limited. And not only are we a short distance away from downtown, McKnight road is also the closest main road to La Roche, and has many options including Chipotle, chinese food, indian cuisine, Sonic, and a wide variety of Eat 'n Parks. There isn't a student discount for just LRC students, but a couple places have college discounts where you need only show your student ID. Some of the best places to go downtown are places you've never heard of, so it's best to check things out for yourself! Accessibility could be an issue if you don't have a car, but friends usually carpool.
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 30 2012