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    Roanoke College ::: Salem, Virginia ::: Southeast U.S.


    • Located in one of America's finest recreation areas.  Very active Outdoor Adventures Center
    • 1,900 undergraduates; average class size 18 students
    • Excellent reputation for strong academics and number of medical school placements
    • Nearby City of Roanoke was ranked 11th among the best places to live in the US and Canada in Cities Ranked and Rated: More than 400 Cities ranked and evaluated.
    • Each academic year Roanoke College offers 400 - 500 concerts, sporting events, service opportunities, ski trips, lectures, workshops and other activities for students to explore.
    • Alumni include Stephanie Seale ('99) who, as director of marketing for J records helps give the world the music of Alicia Keys and Maroon 5.
    • US News & World Report ranks Roanoke College among nationally notable liberal arts colleges.  The Princeton Review calls Roanoke one of the "Best in the Mid-Atlantic," and the Templeton Guide: Colleges That Encourage Character cites Roanoke's "Exemplary Program."
    • City of Roanoke ranked as the 11th best city in theUSA


    Campus Size

    80 acres


    Temperate - 4 seasons

    Student Body

    Approximately 1,900 students representing 38 states and 24 nations

    Class Size

    18 students


    120 (full time); More than 95% with terminal degree 0 Teaching Assistants

    Student/Faculty Ratio


    Success Rate

    More than 95% of students are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

    Degrees Offered

    Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science

    Programs of Study

    Art, Athletic Training, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, French, Health and Human Performance, History, International Relations, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre, Theology


    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Business Administration program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. The Chemistry Program is accredited by the American Chemistry Society, and the Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.


    US News and World Report's Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranks Roanoke College as a nationally notable liberal arts college. The Princeton Review notes that "Roanoke College makes it clear that student satisfaction is a number one priority."  Roanoke College has recently been awarded a College of Distinction designation.  Roanoke College is one of only 270 colleges/universities in the country that holds a charter for Phi Beta Kappa (the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society).

    Campus Features

    Intensive Learning Program, an honors program, a Washington, D.C. internship program, extensive internships, community service.


    NCAA Division 111, Old Dominion Athletic Conference, 19 varsity sports, 11 intramural programs

    Extracurricular Activities

    More than 80 clubs and a range of ethnic and religious organizations enhance student life.

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