La Roche College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Downtown Pittsburgh, PA
Downtown Pittsburgh, PA. brian donovan / Flickr

La Roche College Admissions Overview:

Students interested in La Roche College will have to submit an application, along with high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores. Additional (optional) materials include a letter of recommendation and a personal statement. The school has an acceptance rate of 92%—an encouraging number for applicants. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • La Roche College Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

La Roche College Description:

Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, La Roche College was founded in 1963 by the Sister of Divine Providence as a private Catholic college. Currently, with about 1,500 students, and a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio, La Roche offers the balance between a small-school setting within a larger community. Academically, subjects in the medical, technology, sciences, and social sciences are among the most popular. Outside of the classroom, La Roche boasts a number of student-run clubs and organizations, ranging from academic, to cultural, to artistic, to student government. On the athletic front, the Redhawks compete in the NCAA Division III Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.

Popular sports include baseball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, softball, and cross country.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,555 (1,406 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 82% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $27,000
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,924
  • Other Expenses: $2,430
  • Total Cost: $41,554

La Roche College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 90%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 74%
    • Loans: 54%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,636
    • Loans: $7,394

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Nursing, Business Administration, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Communication

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 68%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 26%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 37%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 53%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Golf, Cross Country, Track and Field, Lacrosse
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Track and Field, Soccer, Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

La Roche and the Common Application

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