Roanoke College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Salem, VA, which is a predominantly suburban area. The school maintains an Evangelical Lutheran Church affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Approximately 2,100 students enroll at Roanoke College per year.
Students may pick from a few areas of study, including:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Social Sciences
Students applying for admission are generally required to submit an application, transcripts, records, test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores between 1478 to 1770 on the SAT and in a range of 21 to 26 for the ACT exam is common among students accepted to Roanoke College. 70% of those students that apply are accepted to this school, of which 18% choose to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found here.
Tuition is approximately $36,000 for the year, though it may change based on any number of circumstances. Students should visit the school's net price calculator to determine cost. The price of on-campus housing is approximately $5,500 annually. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.
Roanoke College offers several athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include but not limited to:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
- Golf (NCAA Division III)
Students can visit the Roanoke College website to get a complete list of academic programs offered, financial aid details, and more that is available at this school.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the applicants Roanoke College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Roanoke College has a total student population of about 2,000. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 25% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $38,000-$46,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- Part time students pay in the range of $460 to $550 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$22,804|
|Receiving Student Loans||73%||$8,668|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Roanoke College may provide student services like:
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style employment
- Assisting students to find work
Roanoke College has an overall graduation rate which is around 64%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||58%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||5%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||1%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program
- * Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee (since 2010)
Roanoke College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Old Dominion Athletic Conference)
- Basketball (Old Dominion Athletic Conference)
- Field Hockey
- Track and Field, Indoor
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Roanoke College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Roanoke College for official up-to-date information.