About Roanoke College
On Campus Housing
Located in Salem, VA, Roanoke College is a private, Evangelical Lutheran Church university. Roanoke College covers an area of 80 acres. Roanoke College was founded in the year 1842. Keeping the pursuit of research, innovation, and excellence at the center, Roanoke College has been imparting quality education to its students. The motto of the varsity is "Palmam Qui Meruit Ferat" and its official colors are old maroon, grey (athletic), blue and yellow (academic). At Roanoke College, the total enrolment stands at 2,003. The school has a total of 131 (tenure-track) academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Speaking of gender distribution, there are around 58% of the students who are females and 42% are males at Roanoke College. At RC, around 97% of the students are 24 and under. The college has produced several achievers in its 178 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Rick Boucher (Lawyer), John A. Mulheren (Financier), Henry H. Fowler (Politician, Lawyer), and Richard Harding Poff (Politician, Lawyer). The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, RC offers around 28 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), ACS American Chemical Society, CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation), and SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools). Roanoke College has around $148 million (2019) in endowment.
The ranking of a particular college helps a student decide where to apply, which is always a tough decision. Considered one of the best publications when it comes to ranking universities, Forbes has placed Roanoke College at the 465th position on the latest list of top colleges. However, it is to be noted that the rankings are decided based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Before applying to RC, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $63,057. The average annual tuition cost ($45,559), books and supplies ($1,000), room and boarding ($14,134), and budget for other expenses ($2,250) are all included in this cost. For students seeking financial assistance, the college offers a number of options.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$74,631 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by RC. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $14,134 per year for living on campus. Roanoke College has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at RC costs around $7,334 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the college has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 42% male and 58% female students enrolled at the university.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The financial aid department of Roanoke College helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average federal grant that comes from the college is around $5,067, whereas the financial aid is $29,620. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $3,270 as well as institutional aid worth $29,620. The total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered to students at Roanoke College add up to $11,996,845 per year.