Tuition & Fees

$42,694

$42,694

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
24%
500-599
44%
400-499
23%
300-399
3%
700-800
2%
600-699
23%
500-599
46%
400-499
26%
300-399
3%
700-800
3%
600-699
16%
500-599
44%
400-499
32%
300-399
5%
30-36
17%
24-29
34%
18-23
42%
12-17
7%
30-36
7%
24-29
45%
18-23
34%
12-17
14%
30-36
10%
24-29
49%
18-23
36%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,257
Declined + 1,202
Total Received 4,459
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Private (nonprofit)

1,992

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Biology
  3. History
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Codes

SAT 5571
ACT 4392

School Facts

Roanoke College, founded in 1842, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 80-acre campus is located in Salem, VA, seven miles west of Roanoke.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,992
Established in 1842
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

Salem, VA

80-acre, suburban campus in Salem (population: 25,432), seven miles west of Roanoke. Major airport and bus serve Roanoke; train serves Lynchburg (60 miles).

Roanoke College
221 College Lane
Salem, VA 24153-3794

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
78%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 23% of male students
 
4 sororities 21% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
21%
Top 1/4
47%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
24%
500-599
44%
400-499
23%
300-399
3%
700-800
2%
600-699
23%
500-599
46%
400-499
26%
300-399
3%
700-800
3%
600-699
16%
500-599
44%
400-499
32%
300-399
5%
30-36
17%
24-29
34%
18-23
42%
12-17
7%
30-36
7%
24-29
45%
18-23
34%
12-17
14%
30-36
10%
24-29
49%
18-23
36%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
(waived if filed online)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,257
Declined + 1,202
Total Received 4,459

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Brenda Poggendorf
Vice President of Enrollment
P: 800 388-2276
F: 540 375-2267
admissions@roanoke.edu

Cost

Tuition $41,110
Room $6,156
Board $7,102
Additional fees $1,584
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $56,952
Average Financial Aid - $32,685
Total with Avg. Aid $24,267

Financial Aid

81%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$32,685

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,183,737
State $2,496,396
Institutional $33,570,573
Other external $1,381,669
Total $39,632,375

Non-need-based

Federal
State $580,800
Institutional $9,124,141
Other external $559,033
Total $10,263,974

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Old Dominion Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Maroons
School colors
maroon and grey
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Actuarial Science
Applied Computer Science
Art
Art History
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Christian Studies
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Economics
Environmental Studies
French
Health/Exercise Sciences
Health/Physical Education
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Relations
Literary Studies
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Sport Management
Theatre Arts
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Undergraduate

100%

1,992
students

Female
59%
1,171

Male
41%
821

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

97%

1,933
students

Female
59%
1,135

Male
41%
798

undergraduatePart-time

3%

59
students

Female
62%
36

Male
38%
23

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

54%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

17

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 31
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Guatemala
Rwanda
South Korea
Zimbabwe
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Elise Bennett
Director of International Recruitment
540 375-2270
bennett@roanoke.edu

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