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Roanoke College

Salem, VA, USA
4.20 Average Rating

Founded in 1842, Roanoke College is a 4-year liberal arts institution, the second-oldest Lutheran-affiliated college in America. Roanoke offers over 100 areas of study on its Salem, Virginia, campus, all of which are complemented by a core curriculum where students can choose from a portfolio of classes based on what they’re interested in. The college also offers hands-on experience opportunities, including research programs where students work one-on-one with faculty, study abroad, service learning, and May Term intensive Learning, which often includes on-campus courses, traveling, and more. All students must complete one May Term to graduate. Roanoke maintains an Honors program, Fellows program, and scholarships for art, music, and theatre.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb or town
In-State Students
53%
Out-Of-State Students
45%
0
100
73%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1143
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
2,035
Total Number of Undergrads
2,035
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
57%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
64%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$29,573
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$42,446
Out-of-State Tuition
$42,446
0
100
84%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$24,489
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
118
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Roanoke
Washington
New York
Baltimore
University Of Richmond
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
76%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,000
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What Students Are Saying

4.20 Average Rating
Roanoke College is a school where you feel a part of something bigger. It is a close knit community where you say hey to each person that walks past you. Roanoke College is preparing me now for the harshness of what the real world has in store.
Ryan from Roanoke, VA
It's a lot of fun with great people! I've met some of my best friends here already! Plus, the professors are great, and very understanding, but still make class challenging.
Roanoke 2015

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