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Roanoke College
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  • 4 Year
  • SALEM, VA

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

221 COLLEGE LN
SALEM, VA 24153
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
From Roanoke College

Roanoke College is much more than a place to start a career — it's a place to explore what matters to you, learn where you fit in the world and design a life with meaning and purpose. Engaging classes will challenge you to improve your ability to think, create, communicate and lead-skills that will serve you and the world well. A strong mentoring culture, plus opportunities for research, internships, service work and study away, will help you deepen your passion, and with help from faculty, staff and alumni, prepare you to live what you truly love.

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Roanoke College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
March 15
Acceptance Rate
80%
SAT Range
1080-1230
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$27,758 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$35,752 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 35 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 47 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 47 responses

Majors

Honors Program at Roanoke College

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Our Honors Program is designed for students who want to challenge themselves both in and out of the classroom. If you've demonstrated strong performance in academics and extracurricular activities, Honors may be the perfect environment for you. Be part of a community of people like you who are pursuing their own academic growth and making massive contributions to their area of study and community.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,817 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
46
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Preppy
    36%
  • Intelligent and friendly
    26%
  • Independent
    15%
  • Preppy but friendly
    10%
  • Thinkers
    8%
  • Busy
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 66 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 71 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
  • Amazing and beautiful
    47%
  • Expensive and challenging
    29%
  • Home away from home
    11%
  • Sometimes a disaster.
    5%
  • A horrible mistake
    3%
  • Challenging but worthwhile
    3%
  • Heaven on Earth
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 27 responses

Roanoke College Reviews

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