Tuition & Fees

$44,030

$44,030

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
38%
500-599
48%
400-499
9%
700-800
4%
600-699
25%
500-599
55%
400-499
16%
700-800
3%
600-699
16%
500-599
44%
400-499
32%
300-399
5%
30-36
18%
24-29
36%
18-23
39%
12-17
7%
30-36
4%
24-29
44%
18-23
40%
12-17
12%
30-36
9%
24-29
50%
18-23
37%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,438
Declined + 1,679
Total Received 5,117
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Private (nonprofit)

2,037

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 5571
ACT 4392

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Location

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 2,037
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)

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Salem, VA

80-acre, suburban campus in Salem (population: 25,862), seven miles west of Roanoke. Major airport, train, and bus serve Roanoke.

Roanoke College
221 College Lane
Salem, VA 24153-3794

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
76%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
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 22% of male students
 
3 sororities 22% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
38%
500-599
48%
400-499
9%
700-800
4%
600-699
25%
500-599
55%
400-499
16%
700-800
3%
600-699
16%
500-599
44%
400-499
32%
300-399
5%
30-36
18%
24-29
36%
18-23
39%
12-17
7%
30-36
4%
24-29
44%
18-23
40%
12-17
12%
30-36
9%
24-29
50%
18-23
37%
12-17
4%

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

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,438
Declined + 1,679
Total Received 5,117

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

Financial Aid

81%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$34,319

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $42,446
Room $6,356
Board $7,334
Additional fees $1,584
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $58,720
Average Financial Aid - $34,319
Total with Avg. Aid $24,401

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,397,138
State $2,678,650
Institutional $36,871,000
Other external $1,363,777
Total $43,310,565

Non-need-based

Federal
State $577,500
Institutional $10,607,289
Other external $594,250
Total $11,779,039
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 200-9221
F: 540 375-2267
finaid@roanoke.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Thomas Blair
Director of Financial Aid
blair@roanoke.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

Baseball, Basketball, Bass Fishing, Ice Hockey, Power Lifting, Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

Bass Fishing, Cheerleading, Dance, Riding, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Canoeing, Climbing, Dodgeball, Fishing, Flag Football, Hiking, Kayaking, Kickball, Mountain Biking, Rafting, Running, Soccer (indoor/outdoor), Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

M. Scott Allison (men's)
Athletics Director
email

Mary Schwartz (women's)
Women's Head Lacrosse Coach/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Mascot
Maroons
School colors
maroon and grey

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Actuarial Science
Applied Computer Science
Art
Art History
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
Public Health Studies
Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Sport Management
Theatre Arts
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,037

total students

52%

in-state

48%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,037
students

Female
58%
1,176

Male
42%
861

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

1,973
students

Female
58%
1,140

Male
42%
833

4%

64
students

Female
57%
36

Male
43%
28

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

50%

Transfer applicants accepted

40%

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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 32
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Ethiopia
South Korea
Zimbabwe
The United Kingdom
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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