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Roanoke College
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  • 4 Year
  • SALEM, VA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Exciting things are happening at Roanoke College -- including an important change in our tuition! To help more students discover the value of a life lived on purpose, we’re resetting our published tuition price to $33,510 for Fall 2022. We are also committed to recognizing student achievement in and out of the classroom through scholarships, fellowships, and financial aid. Learn More

Report Card

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

About

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

Roanoke College is liberal arts in action. Whether you're laser-focused on a career or still searching, you'll find Roanoke a place to explore many interests, and be certain you've found a passion to guide your life. 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
April 15
Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Range
1050-1260
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$27,180 / 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
$32,655 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
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. 33 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 42 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 42 responses

Majors

Business Administration at Roanoke College

As the most popular degree program at the College, business administration offers you a solid background in the major functional areas of business — accounting, management, marketing, finance, business information systems and economics.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,942 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
61
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
  • Preppy
    38%
  • Intelligent and friendly
    24%
  • Independent
    18%
  • Preppy but friendly
    12%
  • Thinkers
    6%
  • Busy
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 61 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 66 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
  • Amazing and beautiful
    45%
  • Expensive and challenging
    30%
  • Home away from home
    12%
  • Sometimes a disaster.
    6%
  • A horrible mistake
    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. 26 responses

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Rating 3.64 out of 5  732 reviews
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