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Roanoke College

Salem, VA

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.

Roanoke College

Salem, VA

Tuition & Fees

$46,870

$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
8%
700-800
6%
600-699
29%
500-599
49%
400-499
16%
700-800
3%
600-699
16%
500-599
44%
400-499
32%
300-399
5%
30-36
23%
24-29
28%
18-23
39%
12-17
10%
30-36
4%
24-29
52%
18-23
34%
12-17
10%
30-36
9%
24-29
49%
18-23
36%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,079
Declined + 1,374
Total Received 5,453
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Private (nonprofit)

2,005

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 2,005
Established in 1842
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACS American Chemical Society
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Salem, VA

80-acre, suburban campus in Salem (population: 25,643), 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
79%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
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 20% of male students
 
4 sororities 20% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
82%
Bottom 1/2
18%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
40%
500-599
45%
400-499
8%
700-800
6%
600-699
29%
500-599
49%
400-499
16%
700-800
3%
600-699
16%
500-599
44%
400-499
32%
300-399
5%
30-36
23%
24-29
28%
18-23
39%
12-17
10%
30-36
4%
24-29
52%
18-23
34%
12-17
10%
30-36
9%
24-29
49%
18-23
36%
12-17
6%

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 of some

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview

Considered

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

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Brenda Poggendorf
Vice President for Enrollment, Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid
P: 800 388-2276
F: 540 375-2267
admissions@roanoke.edu

Financial Aid

84%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$38,476

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $45,200
Room $6,770
Board $7,810
Additional fees $1,670
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $62,450
Average Financial Aid - $38,476
Total with Avg. Aid $23,974

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,350,364
State $2,751,600
Institutional $41,618,447
Other external $1,304,501
Total $48,024,912

Non-need-based

Federal
State $694,200
Institutional $11,377,285
Other external $626,268
Total $12,697,753
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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, 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/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, climbing, dodgeball, fishing, flag football, floor hockey, hiking, kayaking, kickball, mountain biking, rafting, soccer (indoor/outdoor), tennis, 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
Art
Art Education
Art History
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology Education
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Christian Studies
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Data Science
Economics
Education Professional Studies
Elementary Education
English Education
Environmental Studies
French
French Education
Health/Exercise Sciences
Health/Physical Education
History
International Relations
Literary Studies
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Music
Music Education
Philosophy
Physics
Physics Education
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health Studies
Religious Studies
Social Studies Education
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Education
Sport Management
TESL
Theatre Arts
Theatre Education
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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

2,005

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 Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

56%

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 31
Countries most often represented Canada
Ethiopia
Germany
Pakistan
Palestinian Territories
South Korea
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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