WHY ATTEND La Roche College?
College is a BIG STEP. A new journey, unlike any other. It will be your home for the next four years. It will prepare you for your future. You will meet lifelong friends. It is studying, late nights, coffee and memories. It is a big decision, choosing a college. Our goal is to make your transition easy, your education meaningful, and our campus your home. Here are seven reasons you should attend.
1. DEGREE Programs.
La Roche College’s 50 undergraduate majors include programs in the high-demand fields of business, education, and health and medical sciences, as well as programs in the creative disciplines of interior design, graphic design, dance, and film and media.
2. ACADEMIC Life. Advantages and Accreditations.
At La Roche College, students find a unique combination of education, technology and individualized attention. That combination helps today’s students reach their goals in a competitive, global economy. Time and time again, our students and alumni tell us that the one-on-one attention from faculty is one of the College’s best benefits. Undergraduate students at La Roche can choose from a host of programs. La Roche faculty are experts in their areasof study; more than 85 percent of them hold their terminal degrees.
The College is fully accredited by:
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
- Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
- Association of Collegiate Business Schools
and Programs (ACBSP)
- Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
- Joint Review Committee on Education
in Radiologic Technology (JCERT)
- National Association of Schools of
Art & Design (NASAD)
- Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)
With 12 varsity sports, you have the opportunity to get in the game at La Roche College. If you thrive on the challenges and rewards of athletic competition, the La Roche Redhawks may be what you’re looking for. The Redhawks compete in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) in the NCAA Division III. At La Roche, you’ll have a real opportunity to compete for a position, make the team and become an impact player. Varsity sports include:
- Men’s & women’s basketball
- Men’s golf
- Men’s & women’s soccer
- Men’s baseball
- Men’s lacrosse
- Women’s tennis
- Men’s & women’s cross country
- Women’s softball
- Women’s volleyball
Visit our athletics website at larochesports.com for more information about our sports, coaches and players.
4. LIVING on campus.
Apartment-style suites offer a home-away-from-home appeal. We recognize that students want all the comforts of home when they head off to college, so we’ve made our living arrangements with that in mind. Our students live in apartment-style suites that include a refrigerator, a microwave, a private bathroom, Internet and cable television access, and free laundry facilities. Each residence hall also has lounges that are perfect for studying or informal gatherings. Free parking is available to commuter students, and resident students with cars on campus pay a nominal fee annually to park. To maintain a safe atmosphere, La Roche College provides security personnel who patrol the campus 24 hours a day. Access to the residence halls is restricted to only those students and staff who possess an electronic ID card.
5. Life EXPERIENCE.
At La Roche College, we dare you to become engaged.
That’s right. Dare to be engaged by new ideas, new people and new experiences. You will meet people from around the world who will challenge you and open your eyes to new ideas, new customs and new languages.
Faculty will encourage you, coursework will challenge you, and our community will inspire you to new heights. You may be inspired to try out for a team sport or take part in community service. You can be inspired by big ideas and small acts of kindness. But this can only happen if you dare to engage your mind and embrace the world you encounter.La Roche offers more than 30 clubs and organizations, social events like Karaoke and Mocktails and the GLOBE fashion show, and a unique program called Study Abroad + Study USA where the cost to study abroad or domestically is included in your tuition.
6. Where We’re LOCATED.
La Roche College’s suburban campus is located just 15 minutes north of
downtown Pittsburgh .When you come up the driveway to our main entrance,
you’ll find a residential campus nearby to a host ofcultural and career opportunities in metropolitan Pittsburgh. Our campus is easy to navigate, and we offer a smaller environment that helps you get to know your classmates. Situated on more than 40 acres, the College itself is home to a dynamic environment that draws students from across the country and around the world. The student body currently includes people from 14 states and territories and 30 countries, offering a cross-cultural experience rarely found at a small, private college.
7. By the NUMBERS.
Here are the important numbers you need to know.
- Number of states represented | 14
- Number of countries & territories represented | 30
- Total enrollment | 1,465
- Total number of full-time undergraduates | 1,103
Religious affiliation | Catholic
Average financial aid package | $24,869
Percentage of students receiving financial aid | 94%
Student-faculty ratio | 12:1
Tuition (per year) | $24,028*
Room and Board (per year) | $10,024
Student Support and Development Fee (per year) | $400
Curricular Learning Support Tech | $330
*Tuition figure includes Study Abroad + Study USA program after earning 60 credits.