La Roche College


Enrollment: 1,181.

Student Body: 64% female, 36% male, 7% out-of-state, 11% international (39 countries represented). Asian 1%, African American 6%, Caucasian 66%, Hispanic 1%.

Retention and Graduation: 60% freshmen return for sophomore year. 34% freshmen graduate within 4 years.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 12:1. 63 full-time faculty, 76% hold PhDs, 8% are members of minority groups, 51% are women.


Degrees: Associate, bachelors, certificate, masters, post-bachelor’s certificate, terminal associate.

Classes: Most classes have 10-19 students. Most lab/ discussion sessions have 10-19 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: design and visual communications; elementary education and teaching; interior architecture.

Special Study Options: Accelerated program, cross-registration, distance learning, double major, English as a Second Language (ESL), honors program, independent study, internships, student-designed major, study abroad, teacher certification program. Combined degree programs: BA/MA. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include note-taking services, reader services, tutors.

Career services: career/job search classes, career assessment, internships, regional alumni.


Housing: Coed dorms 100% of campus accessible to physically disabled. Special Academic Faculties/Equipment: Cantellopes Art Gallery; College Center extension has state of the art smart classrooms.

Computers: 100% of classrooms, 10% of dorms, 100% of libraries, 100% of dining areas, 100% of student union, 25% of common outdoor areas have wireless network access. Students can register for classes online. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online.


Environment: City.

Activities: Choral groups, dance, drama/theater, literary magazine, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, campus ministries, international student organization.

Organizations: 40 registered organizations, 4 honor societies, 2 religious organizations.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer. Women: Basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball.

On-Campus Highlights: Sports and Fitness Center, College bookstore, Magdalen Chapel, College Center Annex.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.084. 3% in top 10% of high school class, 21% in top 25% of high school class, 53% in top 50% of high school class. 88% from public high schools. SAT Math middle 50% range 390-500. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 380-500. SAT Writing middle 50% range 400-510. ACT middle 50% range 17-22.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Academic GPA, standardized test scores. Important factors considered include: level of applicant s interest. Other factors considered include: Application essay, recommendation(s), rigor of secondary school record, character/personal qualities, interview, talent/ ability, volunteer work.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units required: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 3 science, (2 science labs), 3 social studies, 3 history. Academic units recommended: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 3 science, 1 foreign language, 3 social studies.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 1,341 applied, 57% admitted, 36% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: College transcript(s), essay or personal statement, minimum college GPA of 2.0 required. Lowest grade transferable C.

General Admission Information: Application fee $50. Notification on a rolling basis, beginning on or about 9/15. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of 1 year. Credit offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual tuition $21,570. Room and board $8,916. Required fees $700. Average book expense $1,000.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA. Financial aid filing deadline 5/1. Priority financial aid filing date 2/15.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 3/1.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid. Loans: FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins, private loans.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. Off-campus job opportunities are excellent.

Financial Aid Statistics: 59% freshmen, 53% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 77% freshmen, 70% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 64% freshmen, 62% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 92% freshmen, 90% undergrads receive any aid. 78% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $69,494.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Non-need-based: Academics.

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