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Brady Butler, Director
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Pittsburgh, August 6, 2009 — La Roche College has recently been named one of the best colleges and universities in the northeast for the fifth year in a row, according to The Princeton Review.

The New York City-based education services company selected La Roche as one of 218 institutions it recommends in its “Best in the Northeast” section on in the 2010 Best Colleges Region by Region section. It also profiles La Roche in its book, “The Best Northeastern Colleges: 2010 Edition.”

The Princeton Review states, “You really get a personalized education at La Roche College, a small Roman Catholic school just north of downtown Pittsburgh with a diverse student population and suburban atmosphere.”

“We chose La Roche College and the other terrific schools we recommend as our ‘regional best’ colleges primarily for their excellent academic programs,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s vice president, publishing.

“We choose the schools based on institutional data we collect 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 whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what each school’s customers – their students – report to us about their campus experiences on our 80-question student survey,” he said.

“La Roche has been providing students with great opportunities for education, leadership, and community involvement for more than 45 years,” said Colleen Ruefle, vice president for Student Life.

“It’s nice to see that recognized so positively in the surveys that the students themselves filled out. It doesn’t surprise me at all that students are more than happy with their La Roche experience,” she said.

For more information about La Roche College, call 1-800-838-4LRC, visit or e-mail

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