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Reviews 361 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: At Roanoke college it's really not that bad until you get caught, then there's a target on your back

2 College Freshman

Athletics: School cares very little about their athletes. There's a fee to play on the teams and the school is very stingy in spending money on any sport other than lacrosse.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Salem is a very nice place, but not the greatest place for college students. Some solid restaurants to eat at but other than that, nothing too crazy

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Macados and Mac and Bobs are two great places to go to eat!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek life is okay. It's not the best, but definitely not the worst. Not joining a greek organization is fine.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: It's not the best, but certainly not the worst.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Most students have a car. There is no bus system and the shuttle only goes on the weekends/

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The city of Salem itself is welcoming towards students, but it is a small town with not a huge variety. Roanoke is very close by with a lot of great options though.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Sometimes small things are overlooked. Camus Safety is not looking to get students in trouble, they just want people to be safe

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is always room for improvement. If there were more racially diverse people, then it would make is more diverse.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Getting into specific areas is great! The process is simple as long as you have the classes needed. I did not have any trouble declaring my 2 majors

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: The workload for some classes is harder than others. The music program is very time consuming. The psychology program offers a lot of possibilities to increase you resume

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most people are not able to live off campus. The college only lets a few seniors off, so a majority of people live on campus

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Most of the time the weather does not affect campus. We typically do not get snow days or cancellations. Other than that the main type of weather we get is rain which is not bad if you have a rain coat

3 College Senior

Greek Life: has sort of a divisive influence on campus, but they are goo dpeople and do some good stuff

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Really great safe town, Everything you need five minutes from the appalachian trail and 20 minutes from downtown roanoke

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: drinking gets pretty out of control on a very regular basis but aside from that its not bad at all

3 College Senior

Athletics: Pretty low attendance at events but pretty talented teams.

Looking forward to the huge new athletic center coming in the next few years.

3 College Senior

Weather: March to lat October its great. The winters arent usually bad but the weather is very sporadic and unpredictable

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on or around campus in any way

3 College Senior

Academics: Pretty rigorous gen ed course load and always make the list of the hardest graders in the country

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Pretty average urban sprawl. Lots of fast food chains. Some nice privately owned things tossed in the mix

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Campus is pretty chill. the major trademark here is Academic Integrity violations. You do not want to get mixed up in that.

3 College Senior

Computers: There are computer labs in basically every building and tons in the library, fairly even mix of macs and pcs. Desktops available are excellent. wifi is pretty bad.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Getting financial aid went pretty smoothly and their are a lot of chances to earn freshman competition scholarships from the school as well.


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