La Roche University was founded in 1963 by the Congregation of Divine Providence as an independent, private, Catholic college for religious sisters. The University is named for Marie de la Roche, a French woman of noble birth who became the first superior of the Congregation. The La Roche logo, the fleur-de-lis, is part of her family’s coat of arms.
Undergraduates may choose from more than 50 majors, including the top 10 majors most in demand among today’s college students.
As a result of our academic excellence and emphasis on high-impact practices, 94 percent of La Roche graduates find employment, go on to graduate school, perform military service or participate in volunteer initiatives such as AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps within one year of graduating.
The Office of Career Development empowers students to achieve professional success. We offer a variety of resources and events throughout the academic year, including:
Student Government is a governing board for the university. This nineteen-member group is the students' representation to the administration. An election is held late in the fall semester for members. The bi-weekly meetings are open to all students.
Apartment-style suites with rooms that are equipped with internet, phone services and basic cable
When an emergency or expanded medical treatment is necessary, La Roche has made an optional policy available. Your family plan also may be used to provide coverage.
UPMC Urgent Care McCandless can meet your medical needs with the following services:
At La Roche a residential campus doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on big-city living. Downtown Pittsburgh is only a 15-minute drive away, which means your college experience will include visits to famous museums, renowned sports venues and a dynamic cultural district.
With La Roche's varied housing and dining options, you'll have no trouble feeling at home while living on campus. For many resident students, living at La Roche makes the college experience both memorable and exciting.
When you live at La Roche, you enjoy the convenience of a campus that offers:
La Roche University is fully accredited by:
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