Roanoke College

643 reviews
  1. Salem, VA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C
Roanoke College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
221 College Lane
Salem, VA 24153

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
SAT Range
980-1210
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$29,077/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,465/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,633/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,969/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,818/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,469/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,978Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Preppy
    60%
  • Independent
    20%
  • Thinkers
    13%
  • Intelligent and friendly
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.42 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.47 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Amazing and beautiful
    42%
  • Expensive and challenging
    25%
  • Sometimes a disaster.
    17%
  • A horrible mistake
    8%
  • Heaven on Earth
    8%

After Roanoke College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses

Reviews

643 reviews
  • Excellent
    106
  • Very Good
    235
  • Average
    240
  • Poor
    44
  • Terrible
    18
My school feel like a community. Everyone is friendly and helpful and I feel very safe being away from home.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
I love Roanoke College. It has become apart of me and my life. I dread leaving every May, and look forward to coming back every August. Roanoke is my home away from home, and I am so blessed to have the opportunity to attend school there.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
Roanoke is a caring free opinion school, it was my top choice of colleges when I went searching for a school my senior year. I highly recommend Roanoke college to rising high school seniors.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago