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Roanoke College
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Institution Type
Private Not for Profit   4-Year
Institution Colors
Maroon and gray
Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
1865
Transfer-in
88
Average Class Size
Overall
18
Years 1 & 2
19
Years 3 & 4
13

Roanoke College

Salem, VA
Roanoke College is an independent, co-educational, 4-year liberal arts college. Founded in 1842, we are the second-oldest Lutheran-related college in America. We seek and welcome students of all races, creeds, nationalities and ethnic origins. Through a whole-person approach to education you'll explore the world from intellectual, physical, creative, social and moral perspectives. You'll find what you love, and join a community of scholars who share your interest. You'll deepen your connection in research and intensive study. Through real world experiences, you'll apply your knowledge to current issues, and develop practical skills that will help you in your career.
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Academics
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Freshman Definition
Freshmen are incoming students attending a college or university for the first time. Students who take college level cl...see moreFreshmen are incoming students attending a college or university for the first time. Students who take college level classes while enrolled in high school (dual-enrollment), or who receive an associate's degree while also enrolled in high school should apply using the first-year freshman application.
College Fit
Roanoke has about 2000 students, all undergraduates. Classes are small, averaging 18 students, with a real commitment t...see moreRoanoke has about 2000 students, all undergraduates. Classes are small, averaging 18 students, with a real commitment to teaching and supporting students. Expect close personal interactions with faculty and staff members who get to know you. Active athletic and recreational opportunities are part of the college as are a wide range of student clubs and activities.
Freshman Student Catalog Year
Catalog year for freshmen is determined by first semester of attendance.
English Language Proficiency
Foreign students must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing a TOEFL IBT score of 80 or higher, or equiva...see moreForeign students must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing a TOEFL IBT score of 80 or higher, or equivalent using a similar test, for example, an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher.
Admissions and Financial
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Apply Here
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Application Fee
No fee
Application Type(s)
Early decision and early action applications are encouraged, see web site for dates.
Financial Aid
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Transcripts
Official transcripts are expected by the start of your first term of attendance.
Tests
Roanoke is test optional, but if test scores are submitted, they will be considered. Some applicants may be asked to su...see moreRoanoke is test optional, but if test scores are submitted, they will be considered. Some applicants may be asked to submit test scores.
Essay
An essay is recommended.
Letter of Recommendation
Recommendations are recommended.
Interview
An interview is recommended.
Important Dates
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
15-Jun
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
1-Dec
Freshman Financial Aid Date
15-Mar
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Fall
1-May
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Spring
15-Nov
Freshman Financial Aid Date
15-Mar
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Transfer Definition
We consider a Transfer student to be anyone who has enrolled in a college/university after their high school graduation ...see moreWe consider a Transfer student to be anyone who has enrolled in a college/university after their high school graduation date. Students taking college level classes or receiving an Associate's Degree after their high school graduation date should apply as a Transfer student.
College Fit
Roanoke has about 2000 students, all undergraduates. Classes are small, averaging 18 students, with a real commitment t...see moreRoanoke has about 2000 students, all undergraduates. Classes are small, averaging 18 students, with a real commitment to teaching and supporting students. Expect close personal interactions with faculty and staff members who get to know you. Active athletic and recreational opportunities are part of the college as are a wide range of student clubs and activities.
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
Courses completed as part of an associate's degree or general education certificate will be evaluated by our Registrar a...see moreCourses completed as part of an associate's degree or general education certificate will be evaluated by our Registrar at admission, and appropriate transfer credits will be awarded. Nearly all general education requirements can be completed with transfer credits.
Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associates
Dual enrollment coursework will be evaluated by our Registrar at admission, and appropriate transfer credits will be awa...see moreDual enrollment coursework will be evaluated by our Registrar at admission, and appropriate transfer credits will be awarded.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Catalog year is determined by first semester of attendance. VCCS transfer students may choose a catalog from the two yea...see moreCatalog year is determined by first semester of attendance. VCCS transfer students may choose a catalog from the two years prior to their first term of attendance if desired.
Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
In general, Roanoke does not offer credit for prior learning outside of higher education coursework. Military training ...see moreIn general, Roanoke does not offer credit for prior learning outside of higher education coursework. Military training transcripted by an accredited institution of higher education is accepted.
Course Transfer Criteria
Transfer credit is awarded for grades of C- or higher, from accredited institutions of higher education.
General Education Programs
With careful planning Virginia Community College students can use transferred courses for all but two courses of the Roa...see moreWith careful planning Virginia Community College students can use transferred courses for all but two courses of the Roanoke College general education requirements. The Roanoke College Admissions transfer advisor is ready to help.
English Language Proficiency
Foreign students must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing a TOEFL IBT score of 80 or higher, or equiva...see moreForeign students must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing a TOEFL IBT score of 80 or higher, or equivalent using a similar test, for example, an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher.
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
Expected transfer students should notify the admissions office as soon as possible, so we can provide advice on courses ...see moreExpected transfer students should notify the admissions office as soon as possible, so we can provide advice on courses which will transfer.
Admissions and Financial
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Apply Here
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Application Fee
Online applications are free, paper application fee is $30, nonrefundable.
Application Type(s)
Roanoke College Application, The Common Application
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Admissions
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Transcripts
Official transcripts are expected by the start of your first term of attendance.
Tests
Roanoke is test optional, but if test scores are submitted, they will be considered. Some applicants may be asked to su...see moreRoanoke is test optional, but if test scores are submitted, they will be considered. Some applicants may be asked to submit test scores.
Essay
An essay is optional.
Letters of Recommendation
Recommendations are optional.
Interview
An interview is recommended.
Minimum GPA
2.2
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Important Dates
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
15-Jun
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
1-Dec
Transfer Financial Aid Date
15-Jun
Explore Our Majors
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The links below take you to pages on the Roanoke College website. Use Catalog Search to find their programs and courses in this portal.
Academic Programs
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Academic Options
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
Flexible Degree Options
Online Degree Options Available
Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Summer Courses Available
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Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
Reverse Transfer
Guaranteed Admissions
Campus Services and Engagement
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Campus Housing
Disability Services
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Cultural Diversity Office
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Student Clubs & Organizations
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Sports
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Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
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Credit for Military Experience
Dedicated POC for Military
Recognized Student Veteran Organization
SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
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Helpful Links
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SCHEV College Data Profile
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State Financial Aid Programs
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Athletics at Roanoke College
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Roanoke is Big on Purpose
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Course Catalog
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