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.


Average Net Price
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
Out of State Students
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 24
Average SAT Composite: 1143

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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