La Roche University Named Third Best Northern Regional University

By Madeline Riccardi, Editor-in-Chief

Graphic Courtesy of
U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News & World Report named La Roche University one of the top northern regional universities that welcome international students.

Each year, U.S. News updates a report aimed at high school level students to help them determine which universities across the country suit them.

Their goal is to give, “Expert advice, rankings and data to help you navigate your education journey and find the best college for you,” their website said.

To qualify for a place on the report, Universities have to offer both a range of undergraduate and master’s programs.

In their most recent report, La Roche University came away with a rank of three on the list of regional universities in the north. The report emphasized the University’s acceptance of international students.

In a press release distributed by La Roche, it said that currently, La Roche has students enrolled in various programs from 37 different countries. These students can enroll in undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as the English Second Language program.

“Thirty-seven countries are represented in La Roche’s student body. The University accepts international students into both undergraduate and graduate programs, and into its ESL program for non-native English speakers,” the press release said.

La Roche University said they happily welcomed this news, according to Howard Ishiyama, Ph.D.

The Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs said, “La Roche University is proud to maintain its status as a Best University. These rankings reflect our commitment to preparing students for a constantly changing global society.”

Along with the no. three ranking, La Roche University also obtained the 31st place on the list of Regional Universities in the north for 2020 Top Performers on Social Mobility.

This social mobility ranking is determined by two factors, according to the U.S. News and World Report.

“The first factor is a measurement of a university’s success at supporting low-income students to achieve equity with students from families with stronger financial backgrounds,” Ollie Gratzinger, a Pittsburgh Magazine reporter said. “Graduation rates of students who received federal Pell grants is another consideration.”

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