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Roanoke College Admission Requirements

Salem, Virginia

Chances of getting into Roanoke College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
72.5%
Admission Difficulty for Roanoke College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

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.

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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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Roanoke College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1230
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 600
SAT Composite 75th 1230
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 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Roanoke College admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Roanoke College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
31%
ACT Scores for Roanoke College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Roanoke College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
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 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Roanoke College admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Roanoke College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.44
Typical High School Grades
B+

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Roanoke College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 32% Good
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

High School Class Rank

76% 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 18%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 76%
Bottom 50% of class 24%
Bottom 25% of class 5%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Roanoke College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,172 1,950 5,122
Accepted 2,311 1,402 3,713
Acceptance Rate 73% 72% 72%
Enrolled 338 238 576
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 17% 16%

Admission Requirements

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

Roanoke College Admission Requirements
Test Scores 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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
S
Southern Virginia University

Buena Vista, Virginia

P
Piedmont International University

Winston Salem, North Carolina

E
Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, Virginia

R
Randolph Macon College

Ashland, Virginia

Q
Queens University of Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

S
Saint Vincent College

Latrobe, Pennsylvania

J
Johnson University

Knoxville, Tennessee

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?

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.

What SAT score is required for Roanoke College?

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.

What ACT score is required for Roanoke College?

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.


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