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Roanoke College
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Private Not for Profit   4-Year
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Maroon and gray
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
2005
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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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
15-Jun
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
1-Dec
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Fall
1-May
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Spring
15-Nov
Freshman Financial Aid Date
15-Mar
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.
Interview
An interview is recommended.
Letter of Recommendation
Recommendations are recommended.
Application Fee
No fee
Freshman Student Catalog Year
Catalog year for freshmen is determined by first semester of attendance.
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 associates degree while also enrolled in high school should apply using the first-year freshman application.
Application Types
Early decision and early action applications are encouraged, see web site for dates.
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Financial Aid
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Minimum GPA
2.0
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
15-Jun
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
1-Dec
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Fall
15-Jun
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Spring
1-Dec
Transfer Financial Aid Date
15-Jun
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.
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 associates degree or general education certificate will be evaluated by our Registrar a...see moreCourses completed as part of an associates 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.
Course Transfer Criteria
Transfer credit is awarded for grades of C- or higher, from accredited institutions of higher education.
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.
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.
Application Types(s)
Roanoke College Application, The Common Application
Application Fee
Online applications are free, paper application fee is $30, nonrefundable.
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 Associates Degree after their high school graduation date should apply as a Transfer student.
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Admissions
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Minimum GPA
2.2
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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.
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Online Degree Options Available
Summer Courses Available
Flexible Degree Options
High School Dual Enrollment
Guaranteed Admissions
Reverse Transfer
Campus Housing
Club/Sports
Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
Credit for Military Experience
Dedicated POC for Military
Recognized Student Veteran Organization
SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
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