How hard is it to get into Roanoke College and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #27 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,713 out of 5,122 applicants were admitted making Roanoke College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 45 percent. Roanoke College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
Find out which students are getting accepted at Roanoke College, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.
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|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||530|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1040|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||630|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1230|
|Average SAT Score||1140|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Roanoke College?
Roanoke College typically requires 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. The school 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 2018 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1230 and Above||Good||>81%|
|1135 to 1230||Avg +||72%-81%|
|1040 to 1135||Avg -||60%-72%|
|945 to 1040||Reach||47%-60%|
|Less than 945||Low||<47%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||28|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||24|
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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 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 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #15 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Roanoke College.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>83%|
|24 to 27||Avg +||72%-83%|
|22 to 24||Avg -||63%-72%|
|20 to 22||Reach||52%-63%|
|Less than 20||Low||<52%|
What GPA do you need to get into Roanoke College?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Roanoke College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Roanoke College was 3.44 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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Roanoke College accepts 72% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||17%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||14%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||13%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||19%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||4%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Reach|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
76% of Roanoke College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||18%|
|Top 25% of class||42%|
|Top 50% of class||76%|
|Bottom 50% of class||24%|
|Bottom 25% of class||5%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||15%||17%||16%|
What are the requirements for admission to Roanoke College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
|Subject||Percent of Class|
Buena Vista, Virginia
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=233426 IPEDS survey data for Roanoke College.
83% of students submit their SAT scores to Roanoke College. 31% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
72% of those who apply are granted admission to Roanoke College. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1230. 83% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 27. 31% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.