La Roche University

Pittsburgh, PA

LaRoche University, founded in 1963, is a private, liberal arts university. Its 43-acre campus is located in a residential area in the north hills of Pittsburgh.

Tuition & Fees

$30,320

$30,320

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
31%
400-499
41%
300-399
5%
200-299
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
11%
500-599
37%
400-499
37%
300-399
12%
700-800
0
600-699
3%
500-599
24%
400-499
50%
300-399
20%
200-299
3%
30-36
0
24-29
11%
18-23
61%
12-17
28%
6-11
0
30-36
3%
24-29
17%
18-23
36%
12-17
42%
6-11
2%
30-36
0
24-29
22%
18-23
36%
12-17
42%
6-11
0
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Not Selective

99%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,213
Declined + 7
Total Received 1,220
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Private (nonprofit)

1,241

undergraduate students

160

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Marketing
  2. Information Technology
  3. Health Sciences
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Codes

SAT 2379
ACT 3607

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School Facts

LaRoche University, founded in 1963, is a private, liberal arts university. Its 43-acre campus is located in a residential area in the north hills of Pittsburgh.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,401
Established in 1963
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CoA-NA (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Pittsburgh, PA

43-acre, suburban campus in Pittsburgh (population: 302,407). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

La Roche University
9000 Babcock Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
40%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
73%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
8%
Top 1/4
26%
Top 1/2
63%
Bottom 1/2
37%
Bottom 1/4
13%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
31%
400-499
41%
300-399
5%
200-299
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
11%
500-599
37%
400-499
37%
300-399
12%
700-800
0
600-699
3%
500-599
24%
400-499
50%
300-399
20%
200-299
3%
30-36
0
24-29
11%
18-23
61%
12-17
28%
6-11
0
30-36
3%
24-29
17%
18-23
36%
12-17
42%
6-11
2%
30-36
0
24-29
22%
18-23
36%
12-17
42%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Not Selective

99%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,213
Declined + 7
Total Received 1,220

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work

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Admissions Contact

Hope Schiffgens
Executive Director for Enrollment
P: 800 838-4LRU
F: 412 536-1048
admissions@laroche.edu

Financial Aid

92%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$31,428

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $29,470
Room $7,770
Board $4,500
Additional fees $850
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $43,790
Average Financial Aid - $31,428
Total with Avg. Aid $12,362

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,239,727
State $1,476,301
Institutional $1,961,723
Other external
Total $5,677,751

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $14,069,671
Other external $616,805
Total $14,686,476
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 412 536-1125
F: 412 536-1072

Financial Aid Officer

Sharon Platt
Director of Financial Aid
sharon.platt@laroche.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, fishing, flag football, karate, roller hockey, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

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Athletic Directors

Jim Tinkey (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Katherine Golebie (women's)
Assistant Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
Mascot
Redhawks
School colors
red, white, and black

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Child/Family Studies
Communication Media/Technology
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Education
Elementary Education
English Literature/Language
English/Professional Writing
Exercise/Sports Science
Film
Finance
Graphic Design
Health Sciences
History
Human Resources Management
Information Systems
Information Technology
Interior Design
International Affairs
International Management
Leadership/Administrative Development
Liberal Studies
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
National Security Studies
Nurse Anesthesia Practice
Nursing
Performing Arts/Dance
Political Science
Professional Studies
Psychology
Radiography
Radiologic Technology
Sociology
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Marketing
  2. Information Technology
  3. Health Sciences

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

1,401

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

1,241
students

Female
57%
702

Male
43%
539

11%

160
students

Female
68%
108

Male
33%
52

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

1,070
students

Female
55%
588

Male
45%
482

14%

171
students

Female
67%
114

Male
33%
57

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Student Break-down

15%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

100%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 34
Countries most often represented China
India
Kenya
Nepal
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Michael Bauer
Director of International Admissions
412 536-1010
michael.bauer@laroche.edu

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