La Roche University
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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La Roche University
3.17 Average Rating

Sarah from Brackenridge, PA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
La Roche College is a small, yet bustling school. Professors and students throughout the school are friendly, always smiling, and eager to help in anyway they can. I transferred here but have never felt more at home!
Tips for prospective students
Definitely complete a tour of the campus and a meeting with an academic adviser! They are extremely friendly and are willing to do whatever they can to help you meet your educational goals!
Academic Rigor
Definitely challenging but the challenge is rewarding in the end and help is ALWAYS available!
Dorm Life
Although I do not live on campus, I hear the dorms are clean, neat, and a wonderful living environment!
Food and Dining
Food is delicious and there is always something exciting on the menu to try!
What to do for fun
Campus is always having activities available for all students, whether they live on campus or not! There is also a shopping mall and plenty of restaurants only a short drive away!
Bang for the buck
Although I do pay a bit more for my education due to the institution being a private college, I definitely feel that my money is being put to good use and that I am not wasting a single cent spent!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The Sisters of Providence that originally founded the college is right next store! There is also a hospital 1 minute down the road!
Great for these types of students
Students looking to be part of a fun environment yet an environment extremely focused on the success of their students should check La Roche out!
Clubs and Activities
I currently am not a member of any clubs or activities as I just transferred, but I am looking to join in the near future and there is a lot to choose from!
Greek Life
I do not know anything about the Greek Life at La Roche as I personally am not interested in being a member.
Campus Safety
Public Safety is ALWAYS there and helpful whenever they are needed!
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Franklin from Pittsburgh, PA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Beautiful Campus. Everyone is very friendly. The food could use some improvement.
Tips for prospective students
Look at this school, all the programs are amazing
Academic Rigor
The teachers will give homework, but they are laid back and do want to to get to know you.
Dorm Life
I don't live on campus
Food and Dining
Could use some improvement
What to do for fun
Visit all the fun activities.
Bang for the buck
It is worth every dime, especially since traveling abroad is free.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The parties are fun.
Great for these types of students
Great foro student who want to work and have fun
Clubs and Activities
There are soooooooooo many clubs and activities on campus.
Campus Safety
They do follow strict safety on campus.
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Sara from Allison Park, PA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
La Roche offers great education and diversity within the campus. You will meet lots of people and have a good time, but be able to focus on school work as well. If you are a crazy partier , this is not the place for you.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved in a sport or activity, especially if you are a transfer student or freshman. There are lots of clubs you can enroll in, and not only will you make friends this way, but you can also add it to your resume.
Academic Rigor
The quality of education is superb. The professors know you by name , and always are available for help. When I email my professors, it usually only takes them a few minutes to respond! (Gotta love smart phones) The class sizes are small, and if you have any type of disability or mental health issue, they will go out of their way to take care of you.
Dorm Life
I never have been in the dorms ( I am commute) , but I heard that they are painstakingly small. The cafeteria food is good though and they do offer fresh and local produce which is awesome. I believe that laundry is free as well.
Food and Dining
The food is great! They have so many options and even the pickiest eater can find something that they like. What I personally really like the huge salad bar that they have that is filled with local fresh produce. They also offer options like chicken and pizza, but also have things like steamed vegetables and potatoes.
What to do for fun
The school offers some fun activities to do, but the real fun is in the city of Pittsburgh.
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Ryan from Wexford, PA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
La Roche is a small college in McCandless Township PA , with about 1500 students enrolled. Professors know who you are. This school is known for its Interior and Graphic Design programs.
Tips for prospective students
Make the best of it since 4-5 years fly by real quick so make them count! Make friends, socialize, and get involved but don't slack off on academics. Get tutoring if needed.
Academic Rigor
Medium difficulty, some classes are easy while others are hard, also depends on your major.
Dorm Life
Bathrooms in each room and depending what building you're in, you can have between 2-6 people in a suite style room. Only downside is that the walls are thin so you can hear your neighbors if they are loud.
Food and Dining
Food can have its good and bad days. There are only two places to eat, the Cafeteria and the Red Hawk Cafe, a small take out cafe for anyone wanting a quick bite to eat.
What to do for fun
Hang out with friends, join activities, go out and do stuff off campus, and get involved in clubs. Only downside is that students go home on weekends so it can be very dead and some activities during the week barely have anyone at them.
Bang for the buck
La Roche is small, has 4 residence halls, 3 academic buildings, a library, and a main gathering area and cafeteria. There is also a 1200 seat gymnasium and a indoor track above the basketball court. All the buildings except the gym and residence halls are connected, giving the college a high school feel and look. The good news about this school is that it's a small campus and people know who you are. The bad news is that it's a small campus and people know who you are. So start college off right. :)
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There is a Providence Heighs adjacent to the La Roche campus and they old volunteer opportunities every week and can be used to complete LRX requirements.
Great for these types of students
Wanting a small campus environment and want small class sizes.
Clubs and Activities
There are many clubs and organizations on campus, take your pick but don't over do it.
Greek Life
None
Campus Safety
There are security officers on duty 24/7. They are pretty slow and some can be stuck up though.
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