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Roanoke College Admission Requirements

Salem, Virginia

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Chances of getting into Roanoke College

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Admission Difficulty for Roanoke College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into Roanoke College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Roanoke College is 78%.  It ranks #28 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Roanoke College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 4,138 out of 5,296 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent (SAT 1040/1240 ACT 21/28). Roanoke College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.55. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Roanoke College application fee is $30 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Roanoke College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 83% of students submitted SAT scores and 31% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Roanoke College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
83%
SAT Scores for Roanoke College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Roanoke College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1140

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Roanoke College?

Roanoke College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. Roanoke College ranks #14 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Roanoke College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >86%
1140 to 1240 Avg + 78%-86%
1040 to 1140 Avg - 68%-78%
940 to 1040 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 940 Low <55%
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Roanoke College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
31%
ACT Scores for Roanoke College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Roanoke College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Roanoke College?

Admission data indicates that Roanoke College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #17 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Roanoke College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Roanoke College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >87%
24 to 28 Avg + 78%-87%
21 to 24 Avg - 69%-78%
18 to 21 Reach 59%-69%
Less than 18 Low <59%
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Roanoke College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA
3.55
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Roanoke College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Roanoke College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Roanoke College was 3.55 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #20 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.55 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Roanoke College accepts 78% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Roanoke College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 20.86% Good
3.75 to 3.99 18.71% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 18.92% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.12% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 13.33% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 12.26% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 2.8% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

76.9% of Roanoke College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Roanoke College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 38.4%
Top 50% of class 77%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Roanoke College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,333 1,963 5,296
Accepted 2,621 1,517 4,138
Acceptance Rate 79% 77% 78%
Enrolled 253 215 468
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 10% 14% 11%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Roanoke College is $30.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Roanoke College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Roanoke College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Roanoke College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=233426 IPEDS survey data for Roanoke College.

FAQs

Does Roanoke College prefer SAT or ACT?

83% of students submit their SAT scores to Roanoke College. 31% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Roanoke College?

78% of those who apply are granted admission to Roanoke College. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Roanoke College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1240. 83% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Roanoke College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 28. 31% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.