#54 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

La Roche College

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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La Roche College overview
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Online laroche.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
La Roche College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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La Roche University, positioned in the suburban setting of McCandless Township, just minutes from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, offers a picturesque campus environment blended with modern urban accessibility. The institution, founded in 1963 by the Sisters of Divine Providence, now embraces a diverse student body and a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, with a distinctive emphasis on liberal arts, professional studies, and global engagement. La Roche maintains a relatively inclusive admissions process. The university is perhaps best recognized for majors in design, management, and health sciences. Accommodation is provided through residential services, which offer on-campus housing options. While La Roche hosts several athletic teams known as the Redhawks, it is not predominantly celebrated for its athletics but rather places a larger focus on its academic and cultural offerings.

In the most recent statistical year 3,222 prospective students applied, and 3,137 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 128 enrolled in the school.  933 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,135 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $31,334 plus fees of $950. LRC is ranked 796 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












LRC is rated within the lower 40% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

La Roche College overview
SAT 970/1170
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.2

Applications Accepted

La Roche College overview
Applications Due Aug 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for La Roche College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$950
Room and Board $12,886
Budget for Other Expenses$2,462
Total One Year Cost$48,832

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$44,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

51% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by La Roche College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 35%
Health Professions 17%
Education 9%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%
Psychology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=213358 IPEDS survey data for La Roche College.

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