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Pittsburgh, Sept 14, 2007 — La Roche College in McCandless was one of 222 outstanding colleges and universities recommended by The Princeton Review to college applicants in the new 2008 edition of the book, "Best Northeastern Colleges," published recently and used by many prospective students to review their college choices.

Comments from surveyed students pepper the book's narrative profiles of each college. Academically, La Roche was viewed as a college where students could receive a “personalized education” and where smaller class size “is ideal and has really allowed me to succeed.” Other student positives, according to survey quotes, included the opportunity to volunteer in the community and the plentiful activities found on campus, as well as the proximity to the City of Pittsburgh for various events.

"The schools in this book all have excellent academic programs. We chose them from several hundred Northeastern schools we considered based on institutional data we collect about the schools, our surveys of students attending them, and our visits to schools over the years,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's vice president, Publishing. “We also worked to have a wide representation of colleges in the book by size, selectivity, character and locale."

The book covers schools in the District of Columbia and 11 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. The Princeton Review surveyed 62,000 students at the colleges in this edition of the book. The 80-question survey asked students to rate their schools in several categories -- from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food -- and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and campus life.

La Roche College Mission Statement La Roche College, a Catholic institution of higher learning, founded and sponsored by the Congregation of Divine Providence, creates an international community of scholars from the region, the nation and around the world, including students from conflict, post-conflict and developing regions. Liberal and professional educational experiences are integrated into a way of life that empowers men and women to become lifelong learners, achieve success in their chosen careers and promote justice and peace in a constantly changing global society.<

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