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La Roche College

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About La Roche College

A private, Catholic, co-educational college north of Pittsburgh founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche welcomes students of all religions, ethnic origins and talents. Undergraduates may choose from more than 50 majors, including the top 10 majors most in demand among today’s college students. La Roche combines a quality educational experience with clubs, athletics, social and community volunteer activities, spiritual well-being and more to prepare students for life in a constantly changing global society.


Campus information

The John J. Wright Library was the first building constructed for the college, built in 1967 and renovated in the early 2000s. Two residence halls were built in the mid-1970s, and the college opened the Palumbo Science Center in 1980. The 1,200-seat Kerr Fitness & Sports Center opened in 1993 and has been updated throughout the years. Current athletic facilities include a baseball field, soccer field, softball field, aerobics room, dance studio, gymnasium, indoor track and a weight room. Tennis courts of any sort, and outdoor basketball courts, have both yet to be added to the campus. Residence halls were added and expanded upon in 1997 and 2003 with the dedication of Bold Hall and Bold Hall II. A classroom building introducing electronic classroom technology was added adjacent to the Zappala College Center in 2002.


A college community should be more than just a collection of classroom buildings and residence halls. It is part of a much larger community. Despite La Roche’s suburban location, the campus is just minutes north of Pittsburgh, Pa. Home to a growing high-tech corridor and healthcare industry, Pittsburgh is the host city for a number of multinational corporations. 

Its rich cultural district includes the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Civic Light Opera, Carnegie Music Hall and Museum and Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts. Consider a visit to Mount Washington, a city neighborhood that sits atop a hill overlooking downtown. It’s a breathtaking view! 

If you are a professional sports fan, the Pittsburgh Pirates make their home at PNC Park, and the Pittsburgh Steelers play at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh also has a professional hockey team, the Penguins. Why not consider making a weekend of it and catching a game or a match?


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:

  • Apartment-style suites with rooms that are equipped with internet, phone services and basic cable
  • Parking is available for resident students at a cost of $100
  • Student IDs are needed for residence hall access
  • Individual mailboxes are provided for all residents upon request


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Business, Management 1 Computer Science, IT 1 Education and Teaching 1 Health and Medicine 2 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Law 1


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