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5 College Freshman

Diversity: It's very diverse, which is great to me. Not recommended for someone who is, sadly, racist.

4 College Junior

Diversity: I am not really set to one side of things. I do not base my life around others lifestyle.

4 College Junior

Diversity: La Roche College is a very diverse school. International students attend this college and people of various races and ethnicity. Most of the international students are Middle Eastern; but there are Asians, Africans, and I know a Russian.

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4 College Sophomore

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

2 College Freshman

Diversity: Not a lot of GLBTs at this school, more Saudi Arabian students, some African, some Chinese. Meet a lot of different cultures.


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One word to accurately describe La Roche is "diverse." With students from 28 countries and different economic and social backgrounds, diversity is something that La Roche prides itself on. In 1993, former College President Monsignor William Kerr established the Pacem in Terris Program (Latin for "Peace on Earth") to help young people from conflicted and developing countries get an education. This scholarship-based program brings students here from around the globe in hopes of helping them understand how to end the international conflicts that plague their native countries. When they graduate, students in this program are expected to return to their homelands and help educate their fellow countrymen.

As you walk across campus, you'll hear Spanish, English, French, Arabic, Albanian, and other languages. Look across the sea of faces, and you'll see students from Equatorial Guinea, Rwanda, Bosnia, Kosovo, Yemen, Nepal, Jamaica, and the U.S., among others. Special services offered to international students include an English lab, international student center, ESL programs and classes, host family programs, and special orientations. Most students are happy to be a part of such a diverse community during their college years, and the ones who aren't usually end up transferring before the end of their freshman year.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Foreign countries
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • Ohio
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 34%
20-21: 32%
22-24: 16%
25+: 17%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 0%
Asian American: 6%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 92%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
There is a gay-straight alliance on campus, but homosexual students here are not excessively active for gay rights.
Political Activity
The students seem pretty liberal here.
Economic Status
Most of La Roche's students come from upper- to lower-middle-class homes.
Most Common Religions
Protestant, Roman Catholic
Minority Clubs on Campus
GLOBE (international students) is active on campus.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 14 responses

  • 0% Progressive/very liberal
  • 21% Liberal
  • 14% Moderate
  • 29% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 7% Libertarian
  • 29% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 16 responses

  • 0% Progressive/very liberal
  • 12% Liberal
  • 38% Moderate
  • 6% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 44% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 16 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 6 responses

  • 17% Republican
  • 17% Democratic
  • 33% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 33% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 17% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 50% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 17% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 17% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 14 responses

  • 57% Very accepting.
  • 29% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 14% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.


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