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Roanoke College
Salem, VA
Roanoke, founded in 1842, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. The 68-acre campus, including several buildings registered as National Historic Landmarks, is located in Salem, five miles west of Roanoke.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,992
   Women 1,171 (58.8%)
   Men 821 (41.2%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 73% of 4,459 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.53 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 538 average
480-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 551 average
490-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $57,364
  Tuition and Fees $41,304
  Room and Board $12,810
Average Percent of Need Met 82%
Average Freshman Award $33,990
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 164
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 43% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Salem Population 24,970
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 92% of freshmen, 76% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Maroons
Sororities 21% of women participate
Fraternities 23% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
5.7% Black/African-American
4.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.4% White
0.1% Unknown
International Students 2.5% from 31 countries
First-Year Students Returning 83.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 56.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 64%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 18.0%