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Our Neighborhood

At La Roche University you get the best of both worlds: a residential campus and big-city amenities.

With a town center across the street from campus, and a scenic county park in our backyard, La Roche is at the center of activity in our hometown of McCandless Township. The main attractions include McCandless Crossing, a new neighborhood and business district, and North Park of Allegheny County.

McCandless Crossing

Whether you’re looking for entertainment or employment, you’ll find everything you need within walking distance of campus. This development across the street from La Roche features:

  • National and regional retailers
  • Restaurants and grocery stores
  • Pharmacies and banks
  • A Cinemark movie theater

North Park

Escape to the great outdoors, just a short drive away from campus. Head over to North Park for outdoor sports and exercise, or for a picturesque view while picnicking and having lunch with friends. Park amenities include:

  • Fishing, canoeing and kayaking sites
  • An outdoor swimming pool, ice skating rink and zipline course
  • Picnic areas, ball fields, and basketball and tennis courts
  • A nature center and 18-hole golf
  • Hiking and bicycle trails
  • A restaurant with an outdoor patio overlooking the lake

City of Pittsburgh

The La Roche University campus is located just a 15-minute drive away from downtown Pittsburgh, one of the world’s most livable cities. 

Our location offers students the best of both worlds: the culture and connections in the city, and a quiet, residential campus framed by trees and quiet neighborhoods.

Historically known for its rich industrial history, Pittsburgh now has a diversified economy largely based on health care, technology, education and finance. Both undergraduate and graduate students benefit from a thriving business district nearby in downtown, with opportunities to intern, secure employment and network with industry industry leaders, Fortune 500 companies and a growing technology sector.



    Nearby Hotels

    These hotels offer a comfortable, affordable overnight stay when you visit La Roche University. If you need help making arrangements, call the Admissions Office at 412-536-1272.

    Fairfield Inn & Suites Pittsburgh North/McCandless Crossing
    901 Providence Boulevard
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    Phone: 412-227-9600
    Fax: 412-227-9601
    Make a reservation online at the Fairfield Inn
    La Roche rate: $119 (two queens) or $125 (one king) per night plus tax. Must use special rate code: VMM.

    Home2 Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh / McCandless, PA
    8630 Duncan Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    Phone: 412-630-8400
    Fax: 412-630-8422
    Make a reservation online at Home2 Suites by Hilton
    La Roche rate: $109 per night. Open the add special rate codes tab, and enter the corporate code: 0002639680.

    Hampton Inn (Pittsburgh)
    4575 McKnight Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    Phone: 412-939-3200
    Hampton Inn Website
    La Roche rate: $104 per night.

    Red Roof Inn
    4607 McKnight Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    Red Roof Inn McKnight Road Website

    Quality Inn & Suites North

    5137 William Flinn Hwy
    Gibsonia, PA 15044
    Phone: 724-444-8700
    Quality Inn & Suites North Website

    Hilton Garden Inn (Cranberry)

    2000 Gardenview Lane
    Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
    Phone: 724-779-8643
    Fax: 724-779-4999
    Hilton Garden Inn Website

    Marriott Pittsburgh City Center
    112 Washington Place
    Pittsburgh, PA 15129
    Phone: 412-471-4000 or 1-888-456-6600
    Marriot Pittsburgh City Center Website

    Hampton Inn (Cranberry)
    201 Executive Dr
    Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
    Phone: 724-776-1000
    Fax: 724-776-6699
    Hampton Inn Website

    La Quinta Inn by Wyndham (by Pittsburgh International Airport)
    8507 University Blvd
    Moon Twp, PA 15108
    Phone: 412-269-0400
    La Quinta Inn Special Rate Website