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|Setting:||Small Town Setting|
|Affiliation:||Evangelical Lutheran Church|
|Size:||Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, is a small, competitive and rigorous college that offers a non-traditional curriculum in a traditional campus setting.
While students must fulfill certain conceptual requirements, they may do so by taking any course they want. For example, a student who doesn’t like math but must fulfill a math requirement may do so by taking a course that involves mathematical concepts, but is of interest to them. This is a cornerstone of a Roanoke education: students only study what they want to study.
Majors, concentrations and minors at Roanoke include a broad range of disciplines, covering the arts, sciences and humanities. Some available majors and minors are:
- American Politics
- Classics and the Ancient Mediterranean World
- Creative Writing
- Global Studies
- Health Care Administration
With classes run like graduate seminars, involving extensive discussions and outside projects, students learn in a much deeper and more comprehensive way.
On-campus activities include everything from academic lectures to late-night entertainment. There are also more than 100 student organizations.
Since it is a competitive school, Roanoke has high standards for admissions. The average admitted student usually has a grade point average that’s between 3.0 and 3.7, an ACT score of between 22 and 28 and a critical reading and math SAT score of at least 1070 to 1200.
Most students receive some form of financial aid. Grants, work-study and loans, which are awarded based on financial need, may be applied for by filling out a FAFSA. The school also offers scholarships and participates in outside scholarship programs. Scholarships are awarded based on everything from musical talent to academic merit to one’s geographical location.
221 College Lane
Salem, VA 24153
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Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||2,169|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||2,169|
- Latino: 4%
- African American: 4%
- Caucasian: 89%
- Asian: 1%
- Unknown and Other: 3%
|Unknown and Other||3%|
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