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La Roche College
Pittsburgh, PA
LaRoche, founded in 1963, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 80-acre campus is located in a residential area of Pittsburgh.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,406
   Women 769 (54.7%)
   Men 637 (45.3%)
Graduate Students 149
Entrance Difficulty Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate 92% of 1,320 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.20
SAT Math 460 average
410-520 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 458 average
400-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 19 average
17-23 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $41,554
  Tuition and Fees $27,000
  Room and Board $10,924
Average Percent of Need Met 93%
Average Freshman Award $32,150
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 62
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Pittsburgh Population 306,211
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 73% of freshmen, 46% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Redhawks
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
11.5% Black/African-American
3.0% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.3% White
9.2% Unknown
International Students 15.8% from 28 countries
First-Year Students Returning 68.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 39.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported