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A private liberal arts university in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University offers 66 undergraduate programs of study, seven master’s degrees and two doctoral degrees, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, nursing, and health and medical sciences as well as interior architecture & design, and graphic design.

This residential university provides a vibrant campus community for women and men enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program.

Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche University embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. 

With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche University educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.

Quick Facts

  • Founding: 1963 by the Sisters of Divine Providence
  • Campus: 44-acre residential campus
  • Academics: 50+ undergraduate majors, 30+ minors, seven graduate degrees and two doctorate programs
  • Alumni: 15,000+ in 50 states and 57 countries
  • International student population: Nearly 21 percent, representing 57 countries
  • Top majors: Interior architecture & design, psychology, health sciences, criminal justice & criminology, computer science, management, education, accounting, marketing, graphic design and finance
  • Student life: 30+ clubs and organizations
  • Athletics: 14 Div. III teams; nearly 30 percent of full-time undergraduates are athletes
  • Tuition: $31,960 (undergraduate); 94 percent of students receive financial aid
  • Enrollment: 1,108
  • Commuters: 56 percent