La Roche College

9000 Babcock Blvd, McCandless, United States
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Overview of La Roche College

About this school

LaRoche, founded in 1963, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 80-acre campus is located in a residential area of Pittsburgh.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,378
    • Men:626 (45.4%)
    • Women:752 (54.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to La Roche College is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
2
3
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
2
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
2
3

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
9000 Babcock Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Pittsburgh, PA  15237-5898
Phone
(412) 536-1271
Fax
(412) 536-1075
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
September 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
97% of 1,197 applicants were admitted
Women
97% of 631 applicants were admitted
Men
96% of 566 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
389 (34%) of 1,156 admitted students enrolled
Women
211 (34%) of 613 admitted students enrolled
Men
178 (33%) of 543 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.30
375 And Above
21%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
22%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
208 average |470-550 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
10%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
34%
• Score 300 - 400
8%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
527 average |480-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
19%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
30%
• Score 300 - 400
4%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |18-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
20%
• Score 18 - 23
53%
• Score 12 - 17
23%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $28,564 (65.28914285714286%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,556 (26.413714285714285%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (2.742857142857143%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,430 (5.554285714285714%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


La Roche College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003987
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
189 (83.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
182 (96.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
182 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
67 (36.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
93%
Average Award
$32,879
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 142 (78.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,712
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 158 (86.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,415
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 182 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
7 (3.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,928

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
850 (73.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
800 (94.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
796 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
298 (37.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
94%
Average Award
$30,310
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 589 (74.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,593
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 678 (85.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,303
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 699 (87.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
50 (4.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,408

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,298
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,544

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


65

Part-Time Faculty


145

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


26%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 23% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 43% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 55% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 43% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
298,051

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


La Roche College provides visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


68.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


34.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


49.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


51.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (35)


  • Accounting
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family and Community Services
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Finance, General
  • General Studies
  • History, General
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Architecture
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Writing, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Computer and information sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, physical therapy, physician's assistant, speech language pathologist, athletic trainer, occupational therapy with Duquesne University; pharmacy, dental and medical with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; software engineering with Gannon University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (6)


  • Accounting
  • Human Resources Management
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


306,211

Nearest Metropolitan Area


43 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
153 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
20 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


37% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


63%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Redhawks
School Colors
Red, white, and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


La Roche College offers radio station, student newspaper, american society of interior design, student government, visions (environmental club)

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,163

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,378
Women
752
Men
626

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.1% Asian
  • 11.2% Black/African-American
  • 4.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 74.5% White
  • 5.2% Unknown

International Students


15.5% from 27 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


157

Student Resources

Study resources