#5 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

Roanoke College

Salem, Virginia

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Student Population
Roanoke College overview
Location Salem, Virginia
Online roanoke.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize Suburban
Religious Affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church
Roanoke College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Located in Salem, Virginia, Roanoke College is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church faith. In the most recent statistical year 5,453 prospective students applied, and 4,079 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 553 enrolled in the school.  1,956 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 58 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $43,818 plus fees of $1,741. Roanoke College is ranked 359 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Roanoke College is rated within the top 40% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Roanoke College overview
SAT 1050/1260
ACT 21/28
GPA 3.44
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Mar 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Roanoke College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,741
Room and Board $14,134
Budget for Other Expenses$2,250
Total One Year Cost$62,943

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$51,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
69% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Roanoke College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 25%
Social Sciences 16%
Psychology 10%
History 9%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%

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