Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeB
Roanoke College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
NCAA Division III (without football)
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Roanoke College Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.52 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.58 responses
After Roanoke College
- Very Good235
I attended Roanoke for a semester and a half, and I had my fair share of problems with the school. The professors are all really great, but the grading and attendance policies are very harsh- so someone with health problems has a hard time with classes and with the policies of the school. I started the school year in a single, and regrettably was convinced to switch into a room with a friend. It later became apparent that she was behaving abusively to me, and I was not permitted to switch rooms. This ended in me attempting to take my life and being forced to leave the school. I made the decision to not return, because many bad things had happened to me socially there, and I had no interest in going back. The only good thing there was my professors, in comparison to other schools I have had experience to. It was very much like a high school, to me.
- 1 month ago
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.
- College Sophomore
- 5 months ago
So far my experiences have been very positive. My school has a beautiful campus and is located in a cozy small town. The students are friendly and the professors and advisors want their students to succeed in their education. There are quite a few interesting activities and clubs, though sometimes participation and spirit is lacking. Nonetheless, I have more positive than negative experiences with Roanoke and I am grateful that I was chosen to be a student in such a good school. I am looking forward to my next year, and I have a good feeling that my experience will only get better over time.
- College Freshman
- 6 months ago