La Roche University

country rank  1288
world rank  4430

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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 small city of Pittsburgh (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. Officially accredited and/or recognized 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 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 degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 56 years old 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.

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
Pittsburgh (population range: 250,000-499,999)
15237-5898 Pennsylvania
United States
T +1 (412) 367 9300
F +1 (412) 847 1820

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office 9000 Babcock Boulevard
Pittsburgh 15237
+1 (412) 536 1271
800 838 4572

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Sisters of Divine Providence -

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to La Roche University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


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)

Memberships and Affiliations

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

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019