651 reviews
  1. Salem, VA
  2. 4 Year
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Attended Roanoke in the 2000's. Overall, the academic experience was a mixture of extremely challenging and sometimes easy. But what was taught - critical thinking, reason, open discussion - was something that has stood apart for me after leaving college and meeting colleagues and people who attended other small colleges and large universities.

For all the reviews mentioning the buildings, parties (which I attended every weekend), and other superficial aspects of their college experience, the academic experience has proven to be the one thing that stuck with me. It wasn't ideological (liberal or conservative), the education was a classic education in the sense that they teach their students to be individuals who can clearly express their thoughts, reason with other people, and work towards projects and other challenging tasks. After leaving Roanoke, I felt like I was at an advantage over all the other recent college graduates in my work.
At Roanoke College I have been able to explore my interests and build a plan to land my dream job. The Intellectual Inquiry Curriculum (Roanoke's general education curriculum) is designed to help students learn the skills needed to succeed in college, but also gives valuable life skills. Roanoke excels in giving students a well rounded Liberal Arts education while allowing them to focus on their major starting their first semester if they choose.
Amazing performance overall, great academics, athletics, and professors. received much needed help through enrollment process extremely friendly zone awesome atmosphere and extremely diverse!
Roanoke College has allowed me to reach beyond my goals. I have had a great college experience and would not change anything about it. The school allows you to become a lifelong learner and intellectual thinker.
Roanoke College has been one of the best decisions I've made in my life! I'm only a freshman and its felt like home since day one. With one of the friendliest student bodies around, small class sizes, passionate professors who care about their students, and one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, Roanoke is a perfect fit for anyone looking for a small
I attended Roanoke for a semester and a half, and I had my fair share of problems with the school. The professors are all really great, but the grading and attendance policies are very harsh- so someone with health problems has a hard time with classes and with the policies of the school. I started the school year in a single, and regrettably was convinced to switch into a room with a friend. It later became apparent that she was behaving abusively to me, and I was not permitted to switch rooms. This ended in me attempting to take my life and being forced to leave the school. I made the decision to not return, because many bad things had happened to me socially there, and I had no interest in going back. The only good thing there was my professors, in comparison to other schools I have had experience to. It was very much like a high school, to me.
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I've loved Roanoke College. The opportunities on campus are numerous. The only thing is, you have to put yourself out there to find them. I have a job on campus that relates to what I want to do in life. I've joined a Greek organization that I've met some of my life long friends from. As for academics, you better come prepared to go to class and study hard. The classes and professors aren't easy but it makes you for the better. They encourage you to work hard because that's what you have to do in real life.
I have been able to live in Blue Ridge which is a great dorm. There are some older dorms that are in need of rehab.
Greek life is a positive thing on campus, helping with many community projects.
I play Varsity Lacrosse and it has been a great experience on all levels.
My school feel like a community. Everyone is friendly and helpful and I feel very safe being away from home.
I wouldnt want to go anywhere else. Best decision I have ever made!
Competitive, academically challenging, prestigious school. Great internship and job opportunities are offered.
  • College Junior
  • 7 months ago
  • Value
great resources and health services!
I work for residence life & housing and I really see and hear it all. Res life is great, always willing to work with students. As an RA, I can definitely say we create fun and social atmospheres for our residents. However, a few of the buildings are outdated. They do their best to keep them in the best shape as possible, but definitely some renovations are needed.
I am in a sorority myself- Chi Omega. I love it, I love what my organization stands for, and I love the windows of opportunity it has opened for me. Do I ever wonder what life would be like if I didn't rush? Yes..do I regret rushing? Not necessarily. It has become apart of my life, and I am grateful for that.
There is no football team which is a turn off to most people. However, you get used to it once you are there. Soccer and Lacrosse are so big that it doesn't even matter anymore that we don't have football. It becomes normal and not missed.
I love Roanoke College. It has become apart of me and my life. I dread leaving every May, and look forward to coming back every August. Roanoke is my home away from home, and I am so blessed to have the opportunity to attend school there.
Small, but a great room to live in for the school year.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
  • Housing
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