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Pittsburgh Promise

As a preferred partner of the Pittsburgh Promise, La Roche University offers the financial and academic support that you need to achieve a college education.



We’re here to help you make your education a reality without financial limitations. La Roche offers:
  • An automatic $2,500 scholarship to all Promise-eligible students, stackable with other scholarships, grants and awards
  • Merit-based scholarships ranging from $7,000 to $14,000 that are renewable each year
  • $5,000 resident scholarships for living on campus
  • Need-based financial aid programs, including annual and endowed scholarships, grants, loans and work-study employment
  • A financial aid office that helps you navigate the process


You aren’t alone in your academic journey at La Roche. These free on-campus resources are available to all students through the Office of Student Academic Support Services:
  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Counseling and Tutoring
  • Accessibility Services
  • Career Development
  • Writers’ Center
From the time you enroll until the day you graduate, you’ll receive personalized support to achieve your biggest dreams.

Whether you envision yourself interning at a Fortune 500 company, completing projects for real-world clients or conducting novel research in our state-of-the-art Palumbo Science Center, La Roche offers a world of opportunities for you to thrive.


All students are welcome on our campus, and we are committed to making you feel heard, seen and understood. Resources include the Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as student groups such as:
  • African Culture Club
  • Asian Club
  • Black Student Achievement
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Italian Club
  • Mosaic
  • Saudi Club

Close to Home

Conveniently nestled in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, the La Roche campus is only a 15-minute drive from downtown Pittsburgh. Whether you choose to live on campus or commute, you won’t be far from the comforts of home.

Study Abroad

Included as part of your LRU experience, our Study Abroad+Study USA program covers the cost of travel, lodging and most meals. Visit destinations across the country or experience the world abroad through these short-term travel courses led by faculty and staff.


Promise-Eligible High Schools
  • Environmental Charter School
  • Pittsburgh Allderdice
  • Pittsburgh Brashear
  • Pittsburgh CAPA
  • Pittsburgh Carrick
  • City High Charter High School
  • Passport Academy Charter School
  • Pittsburgh Milliones (UPrep)
  • Pittsburgh Obama
  • Pittsburgh Perry
  • Pittsburgh Sci-Tech Academy
  • Pittsburgh Westinghouse
  • The Academy Charter High School
  • Urban Pathways Charter High School
  • Pittsburgh Online Academy
Visit the Pittsburgh Promise website to see what you need to do to earn The Promise Scholarship.

How to Apply

What’s Required
These items are required for your application to LRU, so double-check that you complete and submit them.
What’s Optional
These items are not required to apply to LRU, but they provide insight to our Admissions team as we consider your application.
  • SAT or ACT scores*
    Send scores electronically using SAT code 2379 or ACT code 3607.
    Other ways to submit official test results include:
    • By fax: 412-847-1820
    • By email:
    • By mail:
      La Roche University Freshman Admissions
      9000 Babcock Boulevard
      Pittsburgh, PA 15237 
          *Certain majors and programs have specific test score and GPA requirements.
  • Letter of recommendation from a high school counselor or teacher*
  • Essay: In 250 words or less, please tell us why earning a college degree from La Roche is important to you, and why you believe a La Roche education will help you to achieve your life goals.
*Required for test-optional applicants.

Important Deadlines

You can apply to La Roche at any time, but you’ll want to submit a complete application by the dates below for the best financial aid and housing options.
  • Fall Semester Deadline: Nov. 1
  • Spring Semester Deadline: Dec. 15
Once you submit a complete application, you’ll receive an admissions decision within 10 to 14 days.