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Roanoke College Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
B
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Undergrads in College Housing
Average Housing Cost
$6,156/ year
Poll
57%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.35 responses
Poll
71%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.62 responses

Food

Campus Food
B+
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$7,102/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 149 responses
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  • Commons
    21%
  • Cavern
    19%
  • Mac and Bob's
    13%
  • Macadoos
    11%
  • Salem Pizza
    10%
  • Fruitions
    7%
  • Lucky's Pizza
    7%
71%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.38 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
B+
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
A-
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 34 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    41%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    44%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    9%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    6%

Safety

Safety
B-
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
90%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.39 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 27 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    26%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    48%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    19%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    7%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 27 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    26%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    63%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    11%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 62 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    8%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    21%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    65%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    6%
Men's Varsity Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field: Indoor, Track and Field: Outdoor, Track and Field: X-Country
Women's Varsity Sports
Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field: Indoor, Track and Field: Outdoor, Track and Field: X-Country, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Music
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
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  • Bingo
    25%
  • FOTQ fridays on the quad
    21%
  • President's Ball
    21%
  • R-Glow
    13%
  • Relay for Life
    11%
  • Opportunities to volunteer in the community
    6%
  • Reading Day
    4%

Party Scene

Party Scene
B
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 40 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    10%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    35%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    43%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    10%
  • Parties? What parties?
    3%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 26 responses
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  • President's Ball
    42%
  • Alumni Weekend
    23%
  • R-Glow
    19%
  • All of the above
    8%
  • Rush week(s)
    4%
  • We don't party
    4%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
Women in Sororities
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.56 responses
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