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Pittsburgh, August 20, 2008 — La Roche College has been named one of the best colleges and universities in the Northeast for the fourth year in a row, according to The Princeton Review.

The New York City-based education services company selected the school as one of 212 institutions it recommends in its “Best in the Northeast” section on in the 2009 Best Colleges Region by Region feature. It also profiles the school in its book, “The Best Northeastern Colleges: 2009 Edition.”

The Princeton Review describes the school as “a small Roman Catholic school just north of downtown Pittsburgh with a diverse student population” where “you really get a personalized education.” Students in the profile noted that, “the small class size is ideal and has really allowed me to succeed” and that “at most schools, I would just be lost in the crowd.”

“We commend all of the schools we name this year as our ‘regional best’ colleges, primarily for their excellent academic programs,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s vice president, publishing. “We selected them based on institutional data we collected from several hundred schools in each region, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of independent and high school based college advisers.

“We also take into account what each school’s customers – their students – report to us about their campus experiences,” he said.

“I am proud that La Roche is being recognized because our students have continually made a difference both locally and in the larger community. This honor really recognizes the impact that the students have made throughout the world,” said Colleen Ruefle, vice president for Student Life. “La Roche truly is a wonderful place to be challenged and supported,” she added.

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