Location
Salem, VA
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1,987
Tuition
$34,971
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 388 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe. I don't feel unsafe walking around on campus at night or alone

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Athletic centers are getting to be too small for the amount of people that use them, they are currently in the process of building a brand new athletic center complex. The library and student center is up to date and are good spots to study and get work done. Dorms also have study rooms available for students.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: In downtown Roanoke, there are a lot of restaurants and bars for locals and students. There are also a lot of hiking and outdoor activities available in the area for students. The Blue Ridge mountains are great for a variety of outdoor activities and provide beautiful views of the valley. There are a couple of malls about 15 minutes from the college and a minor league Baseball team in Salem.

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College Sophomore

Majors: I have not had an internship yet, but I am looking to get one in the next year or so for my major of Exercise Science. It's hard to find internships through the school unless you have connections through professors or advisors. Otherwise, you have to find internships around the area or where you're from during the summer months. I wish this school was more proactive with co-opping with outside businesses and establishments.

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College Sophomore

Majors: Exercise Science major does not require an application or process to enter the major. However, application to the college required strict GPA requirements and SAT scores.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Academic strictness is very high, they have no tolerance with cheating. They take any type of cheating very seriously and hold students to the highest standards. As far as social lives, the campus police are pretty lenient about underage drinking, as long as you do not disturb residents or create public disturbances.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: You can't live off campus until you are an upperclassmen, but even as an upperclassmen the housing options are very limited. It is hard to be allowed by the school to live off campus before you are a senior.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of restaurants near campus that allow students to use their Maroon Card to purchase food. Some are more convenient than others, some aren't in walking distance. The food options around campus have a lot of variety and are popular for locals, students, tourists.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I personally am not involved in Greek Life on campus, but the Greek life population is large. There are some Greek housing on campus and off campus also.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: A majority of the student population participates in Greek Life and other organizations on campus, including athletics. The most popular style of the students at Roanoke is preppy. Social life includes frat parties and gatherings and local bars. Roanoke's Campus Activity Board puts on some events throughout the school year as well.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms on campus are very nice, most of them are new or have been renovated in recent years. Only a couple of dorms are very old and not as "nice" looking as the rest. However, even the older dorms are fairly decent. The rooms in the older dorms are much larger than the rooms in the newer dorms also. I lived in the second newest dorm buildings and I loved it! I had a hall-style bathroom, but they were kept very clean all the time. We had cleaning ladies that came 5 days a week to clean and straighten everything up. We also had a common room, a kitchen, and a washer/dryer unit that our hall shared.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our school spirit is not the best that it could be, but overall the sporting events are fun to attend. Our basketball and lacrosse teams get the most fans and are the most fun games to attend in my opinion. In general, I think we are pretty good at sports.

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2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Most students are very obvious with their drug abuse and don't think to much about what they are doing before they do it.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: My school offers a variety of choices for major, minors, and concentrations it would just be nice if there were more honor options for athletic trainiers

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The school barely lets anyone off campus and you can only get off campus senior year. The school doesn't help us find housing off-campus either

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It will be good once I turn 21 but right now it sucks because there isn't much to do unless you are 21 besides go to the mall or go hiking

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The school gives me good financial aid it just takes a while for me to get the final package once final grades are in

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The frat parties are okay they could be better, the nightlife is okay at school until you turn 21 because then you can go to bars and clubs since nothing allows anyone under 21 in except for the gay bar downtown and frat parties

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are certain activities that are done very well and some that are done poorly and are boring.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The athletic training program at my school, where the school is located, I like how small the school is as well

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is only good for the people that are a part of it not for someone who isn't a part of it because most of the time students in greek life drop all their friends they had before joining and are only friends with the people in greek life. Greek life is also looked down upon by the people not involved in it.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school shows school spirit for men's lacrosse games and men's soccer games. All of the other teams don't really get any support from the student body. The turf field could be redone and the athletic complex could be set up better for athletic purposes.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Depending on who you talk to will depend on how people react to different kinds of people. It is a 50 50 split I think on how many people treat others differently because they are different.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: the network is slow most of the time when using a personal computer, also the network doesn't always connect to our personal computers either.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Only 2 options besides fast food places that are within walking distance.

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