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

Website: www.laroche.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,378
Undergraduate
Students
(54.6%) 752 Women
(45.4%) 626 Men
157
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
97% of 1,197 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.30
SAT Math
470-550 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
527 average
480-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$43,750
Tuition and Fees
$28,564
Room and Board
$11,556
Average Percent of Need Met
92%
Average Freshman Award
$34,358
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,357
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
65
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
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Campus Life

Pittsburgh Population
306,211
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
37% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Redhawks
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
68.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
34.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 2 3
Science 3 4
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 2  
History 2  
Academic Electives 2 3

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
9000 Babcock Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Pittsburgh, PA 15237-5898
Phone
(412) 536-1271
Fax
(412) 536-1075
E-mail
admissions@laroche.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


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
389 (34%) of 1,156 admitted students enrolled
Women
211 (34%) of 613 admitted students enrolled
Men
178 (33%) of 543 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.30
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
470-550 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
10%
Score of 500 - 600
48%
Score of 400 - 500
34%
Score of 300 - 400
8%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
527 average
480-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
19%
Score of 500 - 600
46%
Score of 400 - 500
30%
Score of 300 - 400
4%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 8%
Top quarter: 30%
Top half: 71%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
0%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$43,750
Tuition and Fees
$28,564
Room and Board
$11,556
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,430
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003987
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
179 (83.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
170 (96.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
169 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
43 (36.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
92%
Average Award
$34,358
Need-Based Gift
Received by 135 (78.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,108
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 149 (86.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,425
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 170 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
8 (3.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,446

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
817 (73.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
768 (94.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
767 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
212 (37.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
93%
Average Award
$31,921
Need-Based Gift
Received by 570 (74.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,332
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 666 (85.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,173
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 764 (87.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
49 (4.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,616

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,357
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
14.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
8,878
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,465
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
  • 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
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • 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
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Computer and information sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
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
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
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
298,051
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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study

  • Human Resources Management
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Pittsburgh Population
306,211
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
43 acres

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
37% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
63%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Golf     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x      
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,378
Women
752 (54.6%)
Men
626 (45.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,163
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
All Graduate Students
157

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
68.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
34.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
49.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
51.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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