Roanoke College: Review & Facts

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Roanoke College is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 2,060 students enrolled. This school was established in 1842 and is one of the 3 colleges located in Salem, Virginia.

Roanoke College is affiliated with Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
37
Roanoke College will give you the option to obtain a bachelor's degree.

Roanoke College deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 37 majors. The most popular concentrations are Business, Management, Psychology, Political Science, and English and Literature. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges and schools.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. Nevertheless, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
81%
The rate of student retention at Roanoke College is high at 81% (well above Virginia average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Roanoke College is average - 64%. Approximately 15% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Roanoke College is good - 11:1. Learn more information about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$35,000
Average tuition costs are extremely high - $33,600 a year. The additional fees at Roanoke College (not included in tuition costs) are approximately $1,400; this makes it a total of $35,000 per year.

Read the details about Roanoke College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
69%
According to recent data, 4,264 applications were submitted and 2,957 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to get admitted at this school.

This college will consider accepting your dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Check the details about admissions as well applicants test score stats at Roanoke College in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,200
Roanoke College provides study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Roanoke College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
Roanoke College provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 1,600 students, which offers a viable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable, approximately $5,200 a year.

Based on the college crime data, Roanoke College appears to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Roanoke College Location and Maps



Post Address: Roanoke College, 221 College Lane, Salem, Virginia 24153-3794, USA
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