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Founded in 1842, Roanoke College. is a Private college. Located in Virginia, which is a city setting in Virginia, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 1,984 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.
The Roanoke College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 167 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Roanoke College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,46% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 11 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
87% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 51% were in the top quarter, and 25% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Roanoke College.
98 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.
70 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
102 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.
103 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.
103 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.
103 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
103 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.
103 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.
33 Students rated Roanoke College
I love the location of the college and the nice warm welcome they gave upon my arrive to the visit. They continued to keep us focused and aware of what the campus offers and all the possibilities that could be explored. There dorms are very pretty and very clean and the student body as a whole are very attentive and kind to new people.
Roanoke is a relatively good school, but not really for me. For most the big majors (biology, chemistry, psychology) Roanoke seems to be a pretty good fit, especially if you're into Greek life. Campus is small and very safe, the professors are dedicated (though, sometimes with the required classes they're not so good at teaching. Get used to office hours!) and welcoming is a word I can describe Roanoke with. Just don't come here for the culture. There's not much to do unless you want to be drunk while doing it, and weekends are mostly dominated by what the sororities and fraternities are doing. Campus is very, very white, and while people are mostly accepting it's still somewhat conservative. Any minority groups aren't really recognized, unfortunately. Even the casual sports groups want more dedication than most students can afford, so it's difficult to find a group unless you want to dedicate most of your time to it.
Roanoke isn't a bad school; it's academically challenging (it has a reputation for not giving out A's for a reason!) and you'll come out your major with a good understanding. In return though, there's not much else besides for that. There's very, very little crime and you'll always be welcomed here. There will always be people to help you walk through whatever you've got a problem, whether that's with a physics problem or housing issues or just advice on what to do next. The biggest complaint I find with my friends here is that they're bored. While they're are attempts to make it more interesting, Roanoke only has so much to it. At the very least you'll learn to love the friends you make-- lots of movie nights and popcorn. Not much else to do.
It is a really great school. My largest class is 28, and my smallest class is 4. There are so many opportunities, and if you go to your professor they will help as best as they can.
Roanoke College is a great college to attend if you are desire close professor, faculty, and student relationships. The smallness of Campus allows everybody to get to know one another quickly. Roanoke is more than a college but truly a community. A lot of great adventures to take in the Blue Ridge Mountains and great food to be had in the city of Salem and Downtown Roanoke.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Roanoke College is 73%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I would tell myself "don't worry about it"! "When you arrive it will be hectic and you might be a little scared but you have to remember that everyone there for move in day and orientation care that this HUGE transition in your life will be a bit easier." I would say "stay confident". There will be many new faces and you will have to get to know the campus but don't make it stressful, give yourself room to explore and get to know people because they might be the ones who stay your friends through college. If you payed attention in high school then classes won't be that hard. If you don't get it right in the first few weeks don't beat yourself up about it but talk to your professors and work it out, this is college. Since this is college leave the drama for high school, you are now an adult, a huge responsibility so don't take it lightly. While you’re in high school hone the ability to balance classes, work and social life that skill makes a difference. Your life might be changing but don’t forget your roots.
The classmates I know well really like to party.
I consider the student body size to be the best thing about my school. I like the fact that Roanoke College is not as large as other schools in the area, such as the University of Virginia or Virginia Tech. I truly value the student body size because it makes the environment of Roanoke College much more personal. The small class sizes enable the professors to build relationships with each student and teach each student in a unique way in order to help them understand the material. The student body size is the best thing about Roanoke College.
The location of the college is very central, nothing is far away from your reach. Whether its dorm buildings, classrooms, or even resturants and downtown.
It's a great opportunity to find yourself, travel, get a close relationship with your professors and the people around you, and it just plain out rocks!
I wish I would have known how much of a party school Roanoke was and how much the school revolved around the fraternity and sorority scene on the weekends, and the lack of activities available for strongly religious students.
It's preppy nature, support from alumni, how easy it is to get into and the drug use students, particularly lunderground organizations and Phi Mu.
Professors and advisors are borderline incompetent. Next to no academic strain. No drive to learn or research on one's on will encouraged.
not alot of holiday vacations
Anyone too focused on their studies and anyone who only wants to party. Needs to be in the middle with studying and going out.
Someone who is a psychology, business, sports management, biology, or chemistry major, with a sure way of paying the expensive tuition. Also, non-citizens should as well because they are so largely welcomed.
The food, and the scenery
Lots of emphasis on greek life and sports
Very, very small and can be a little claustrophobic. The town is good, nightlife revolves mostly around house and frat parties and there are very few bars that people actually go to.
There are a ton of people that fit the stereotype, but there are also a lot that don't. Most of the people that don't fit these stereotypes don't go out very often though.
It's tough. Very difficult curriculum but you are definitely getting a lot out of it. Roanoke was named one of the top 16 schools (along with MIT and Yale) in which it is most difficult to get an A in. We take academics very seriously here. I spend a lot of late nights in the library but it always pays off.
Well-to-do, preppy, athletic
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending Roanoke College receive some sort of financial aid.
23% were awarded federal grants.
While 66% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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Total On Campus
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