Roanoke College

Salem, VA

Roanoke College

Salem, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$46,870

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
40%
500-599
45%
400-499
7%
700-800
5%
600-699
29%
500-599
49%
400-499
15%
300-399
0
30-36
9%
24-29
48%
18-23
36%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,079
Declined 1,374
Total Received 5,453
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Private

2,005

undergraduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,005
Established in 1842
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

80-acre, suburban campus in Salem (population: 25,643), seven miles west of Roanoke. Major airport, train, and bus serve Roanoke.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional

Roanoke College
221 College Lane
Salem, VA
24153-3794

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
79%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Black Student Alliance
  • Board Game Alliance
  • Toys Like Me
  • Biology Club

Top Events

  • President's Ball
  • Alumni Weekend
  • Fowler Public Policy Lectures
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
82%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
40%
500-599
45%
400-499
7%
700-800
5%
600-699
29%
500-599
49%
400-499
15%
300-399
0
30-36
9%
24-29
48%
18-23
36%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $30
Application deadline March 15
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.6

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,079
Declined 1,374
Total Received 5,453

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
interview
class rank

Considered

alumni/ae relation
application essay
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

first generation
geographical residence
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 31
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,067

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $45,200
Room & board $14,580
Additional fees $1,670
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $1,000
Total $63,450
Average Financial Aid - $5,067
Total with Avg. Aid $58,383

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, bass fishing, golf, ice hockey, rock climbing, rugby, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

bass fishing, cheerleading, dance team, equestrian sports, golf, rock climbing, rugby, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Rock climbing, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Football, Golf, Rock climbing, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Actuarial Science
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Christian Studies
Communication, General
Computer Science
Computer Teacher Education
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Studies
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Studies Teacher Education
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

2,005

total students

55%

in-state

45%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,005
students

Female
58%
1,154

Male
42%
851

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

1,942
students

Female
58%
1,125

Male
42%
817

4%

63
students

Female
47%
29

Male
53%
34

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 78%
Student 4 year graduation rate 63%
Student 5 year graduation rate 6%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
81%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

64

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

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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