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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
221 College Lane
Salem, VA 24153
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.

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
67%
SAT Range
1040-1230
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$29,573/ 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
$26,726/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
A-
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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,973Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
62
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Preppy
    45%
  • Independent
    21%
  • Preppy but friendly
    14%
  • Intelligent and friendly
    10%
  • Thinkers
    7%
  • Busy
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.56 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Amazing and beautiful
    50%
  • Expensive and challenging
    36%
  • Sometimes a disaster.
    7%
  • A horrible mistake
    4%
  • Heaven on Earth
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $44,700/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    67%
    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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    Roanoke College Reviews

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    This college is so artsy, personal, and full of life. The professors are incredible, and many hold class outside a lot of the time! The campus is stunning and full of trees, the food is phenomenal, and the curriculum is unique and engaging. I waited for 5 years to attend school, because no college seemed worth the price. Once I found Roanoke, I didn't hesitate for a moment. It really is a family here, and full of the best people. I have grown so much in my first year here, and I am so excited for the growth ahead. Going to Roanoke College will be the best decision that you could make.
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    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.
    Everyone on campus is so kind and they have a great community. Events are fun to go to like the President's Ball and it is remarkably easy to be involved on campus. The college takes students seriously with great representatives in Student Government and a genuine interest in students from faculty and staff. Food is better than most and you will never go hungry. In the beginning of the year they hold Friday on the Quad for a few weeks and everyone eats out on the back quad. There are tuns of study abroad opportunities here too! It has been an amazing experience here but invest in rain boots and a good umbrella because it rains a lot.