La Roche University

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world rank  4096

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University Overview

Founded in 1963, La Roche University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium city of Pittsburgh (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, La Roche University (LRU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. La Roche University (LRU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 57 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. LRU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym LRU
Founded 1963
Motto Ad Lucem per Amorem
To Light through Love
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address 9000 Babcock Boulevard
15237-5898 Pennsylvania
United States
Tel +1 (412) 367 9300
Fax +1 (412) 847 1820

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is neither required nor recommended
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office 9000 Babcock Boulevard
Pittsburgh 15237
(412) 536 1271
800 838 4572

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Sisters of Divine Providence -

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Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to La Roche University's Library
La Roche University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 83,590 physical volumes, 1,532 physical media and 47 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
La Roche University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 560 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (AANA)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Foundation for Interior Design Education and Research (FIDER)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Online Courses

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