Roanoke College

Salem, VA

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Roanoke College

Roanoke College

Roanoke College Student Essentials

Roanoke College Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Maroons
Website: www.roanoke.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $34,971
Out-of-State Tuition: $34,971
Retention Rate: 81%
Enrollment: 2,169
Year Established: 1842

About Roanoke College

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
  • Art
  • Classics and the Ancient Mediterranean World
  • Creative Writing
  • Dramaturgy
  • Global Studies
  • Finance
  • 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.

Roanoke College Map & Location

Roanoke College
221 College Lane
Salem, VA 24153


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Getting Around Roanoke College

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Salem, VA

Winter
Dec
48
30
Jan
46
27
Feb
50
30
Spring
Mar
58
37
Apr
68
45
May
76
53
Summer
Jun
83
62
Jul
87
66
Aug
86
65
Fall
Sep
79
58
Oct
69
47
Nov
59
38

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,169
Freshman Class 565
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 2,169

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 4%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 89%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 3%
Latino 4%
African American 4%
Caucasian 89%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 3%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%
Women 64%
Men 36%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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