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La Roche College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1963
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,366
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

9000 Babcock Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Website

http://www.laroche.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@laroche.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.1
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Thomas B. Hassett
Admissions office telephone: (800) 838-4572
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://apply.laroche.edu/ Tuition deposit: $400 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 0 2
Social studies 3 3
History 3 3
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 18

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Neither required nor recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 79%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 79%
Total applicants: 683
Total acceptances: 541
Total freshman enrollment: 263
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 248
Male acceptances: 197
Male freshman enrollment: 96
 
Female applicants: 435
Female acceptances: 344
Female freshman enrollment: 167
Out-of-state freshmen: 14%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 11%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 27%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 59%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 72%
Average high school GPA: 3.1
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 85%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 85%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 410 – 540
Math: 420 – 520
Combined: 830 – 1060

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 1.0%
600-699 7.0% 5.0%
500-599 35.0% 29.0%
400-499 35.0% 48.0%
300-399 20.0% 15.0%
200-299 2.0% 2.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 11%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 16 – 22
Math: 16 – 22
Composite: 15 – 21

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
24-29 7.0% 4.0% 14.0%
18-23 61.0% 61.0% 43.0%
12-17 29.0% 21.0% 43.0%
6-11 3.0% 14.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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