72%

Acceptance Rate

$30,244

Avg.Financial Aid

003736

FAFSA Code

About Roanoke College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,014

Website

www.roanoke.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Evangelical Lutheran Church

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

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.

Location & Contact

Address

221 College Lane

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 5403752500
Fax: 5403752267
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Rankings

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.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

15th Mar

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

72%

SAT Range

1040 - 1230

ACT Range

22 - 27

Application Fee

$30

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is fairly easy. The varsity has 3 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $30, as part of the admission process at RC. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 1050-1260, it would improve her chances. The average ACT score at Roanoke College is 24. However, those getting an ACT score less than 21 might also be offered admission. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 221 College Lane, Salem, Virginia 24153-3794. They can also call them at (540) 375-2500.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$28,155

Average Annual Cost

$42,446

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$1,709

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$13,690

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,250

Total One Year Cost

$61,095

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.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

11:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

78%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$165

Faculty Overview

47%

Male Professors

53%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

90 Graduates

Psychology, General

49 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

36 Graduates

Biology, General

35 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

31 Graduates

Sociology

22 Graduates

History

21 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

20 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

16 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

15 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

15 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

15 Graduates

Mathematics

14 Graduates

Physics

14 Graduates

Political Science and Government

14 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

14 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

12 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

10 Graduates

Chemistry

10 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

8 Graduates

Economics

5 Graduates

Computer Science

4 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

4 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

4 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

3 Graduates

Music

3 Graduates

Philosophy

2 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,014

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

24%

Full-time

97%

Part-time

3%

Students Gender

Male

42%

US National: 44%

Female

58%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

82% White

0% Unknown

5% Black

5% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

3% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

44%

Out Of State

54%

In State

2%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

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 Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 91% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

91%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$6,356/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $7,334/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$7,334/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Maroons

School Colors

maroon and grey

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

186

Total Female Athletes

183

Intramural Sports

15

Sports Club

22

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Field Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

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.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$36,000/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$44,700/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$27,000

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$280 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$30,244

Students Receiving Federal Grants

24%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,749

Students Receiving State Aid

50%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,470

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$27,738

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$37,568

$30K - $48K

$35,450

$48K - $75K

$34,208

$75K - $110K

$31,727

> $110K

$28,801

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$11,996,845

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.

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