Roanoke College Admissions Facts

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

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Around three-quarters of applicants are admitted to Roanoke College each year. Students with good grades and test scores within or above the ranges listed below are likely to be accepted. Prospective students will need to submit an application, official high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or the ACT, letters of recommendation, and a personal essay.

For more information about applying (including important dates and deadlines), interested students should visit Roanoke's website, or should contact a member of the admissions team for assistance. Interested students are also encouraged to visit Roanoke's campus, to see if the school would be a good match for them.

Admissions Data (2015)

Roanoke College Description

Founded in 1842, Roanoke College is a private liberal arts college located on an 80-acre campus in Salem, Virginia, eight miles from downtown Roanoke. The college offers 34 majors and has a 14 to 1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 18. Students come from 40 states and 25 countries, and Roanoke College frequently ranks highly among southeastern colleges. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Roanoke College was awarded chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. On the athletic front, The Roanoke Maroons compete in the NCAA Division III Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2015)

  • Total Enrollment: 2,001 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41 percent male / 59 percent female
  • 97 percent full-time

Costs (2016-17)

Roanoke College Financial Aid (2014-15)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100 percent
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100 percent
    • Loans: 73 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $22,804
    • Loans: $8,668

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, English, History, Psychology, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 29 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 58 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 66 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Track, Lacrosse, Tennis, Basketball, Golf, Baseball, Soccer, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Softball, Tennis, Basketball, Cross Country, Track, Volleyball

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics