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Reviews 632 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Small, but a great room to live in for the school year.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is very outgoing and a great impact on campus

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The varsity sport teams are well put together and show tremendous sportsmenship for each team mate.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: 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.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have enjoyed all of my professors, but each of them differently. I enjoyed my very difficult professors because they really challenged me during my first year so that I was better prepared for all my other courses. I also enjoyed my more laid back professors because they were easier to relate to and I enjoyed their classes a lot more because the environment they provided. One selling point about Roanoke for me was the class size and the expectations they have for students.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Roanoke requires students to participate in May-term which gives them the opportunity to travel and take courses related to their future job or major.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I think that campus is not as well lit as it could be. Walking on the back quad, it isn't very lit and neither are the parking lots. Walking to get into campus from the Hawthorne lot is sometimes a little sketchy, especially since the construction started.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The cheapest dorms are very old and sometimes not the cleanest. Then the cost of the nicer dorms is a bit more pricey and the rooms are still a bit small.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a great way to become more social at school. Greek life really made me enjoy school so much more. Greek life does great work throughout the community around Roanoke College and throughout the Roanoke College community.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics are a big part of the school. The school does a good job of trying to get a big crowd to come out and support the teams. If you aren't able to find something to do on campus, you can always count on there being an athletic vent happening just around the corner.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: At first, I had a hard time with interacting with the types of students there were (I found them to be unfriendly). I then joined a sorority and felt much more at home. The classes are very challenging and broaden my horizons and I think I will be very prepared when it comes time to take the next step in furthering my education and finding a job. Roanoke has a small student body and very passionate professors. I like the class sizes at Roanoke and how no TAs are used in the classroom.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Perhaps it is because I have just finished my second year, but it seems as though there is little crime on campus and few incidents of personal damage. Campus police are very visible, so there is a sense of security on campus, and students feel like they have resources to help them in a time of need. There are constant meetings and seminars regarding health and personal welfare that are either run by students or by visiting specialists. There is also a helpline for students to call in times of need, and the health department is also a phone call or a few blocks away, and the faculty in both resources are empathetic and caring.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Since I am a rising second year student who has no clue what career she wants to pursue, I have very little experience with the career prospects of this school. It seems like if you want to be involved in this process of college you have to be the one who asks all the questions, because it seems like nobody is willing to inform you of these important processes. The only time I have received information about career prospects is from the daily email that mentions some sort of employer visiting the campus, or entering the common area to stumble upon some sort of job/internship fair that nobody told you about. Hopefully I will be able to have access to more information in my second year of college.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Class sizes are super small and professors are always helpful!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most places in VA know that Roanoke is a hard school so the diploma means more than a place like Radford

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel safe and the health center is good. Avoid underground parties if you want to avoid rape.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are some run down buildings but most of the housing is really nice.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There's not a ton of choices like other schools but we have a pretty solid Greek life.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The sports aren't very popular but we just had a new fitness facility put in that's really nice!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Roanoke has a beautiful campus and great staff but is very challenging.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: If you have an issue you will not have a problem receiving help.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's a great college and getting a job after graduation shouldn't be too difficult.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The older dorms on campus are in good shape but for me it was difficult to live in them. I prefer to live in the newer more up to date dorms since the bathrooms are much nicer but the rooms are smaller in the newer ones.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: The Greek life isn't very large on campus but the people in Greek life are known to be seen as preppy and judgmental.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I do not participate in sports so I'm not sure how their programs work. We seem to win more games than we lose.

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