Roanoke is an above-average private, Christian college located in Salem, Virginia in the Roanoke Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,933 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Roanoke acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Psychology, and Biology. Graduating 63% of students, Roanoke alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,800.
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Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management90 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science27 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies20 Graduates
International Relations and National Security Studies16 Graduates
Creative Writing15 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.54 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.60 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses
Roanoke College Reviews
Great campus... great professors...great curriculum...overall, a great school! I came into this school having no direction or plan and it wasn't long before Roanoke helped me discover my passion. Small class sizes make it so easy to develop connections with both your classmates and professors. You aren't just a number here, and, personally, these connections have helped me grow and recognize my strengths and talents. In return, I have been given so many wonderful opportunities at this school that have truly prepared me for life after graduation. I would recommend Roanoke College in a heartbeat.
Roanoke College is one of those rare places that have the ability to make any person feel at home. It’s a small campus school with an even closer knit student body, which allows an individual to make connections with their peers and professors. The President and his First Lady come and eat dinner with the students roughly once a week. Instead of meeting during office hours, the professors have lunches with their students on occasion. The staff at RC are always available for their students and make the startling experiences of the abrupt adulthood most college students deal with much less frightening. They allow for these changes in the individuals social norm to be more of a learning, trial-and-error experience instead of new and terrifying. Roanoke is great for a student who doesn’t want to blend into their surrounding, but make a lasting impression and a beneficial impact on the world as a whole.
I am a 2014 graduate of Roanoke College and I can honestly say attending Roanoke was one of the best choices I have made. The classes are challenging and your professors expect a lot of you but you learn so much and your professors are there for you every step of the way. There is so much to do on campus. The opportunities are abundant all you have to do is take advantage of everything that's at your finger tips! If you're looking at colleges definitely tour Roanoke. It's a beautiful campus and will not disappoint, there is a little something for everyone there!