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Roanoke College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Roanoke College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.2%
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 67% acceptance rate ranking it #20 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,438 out of 5,117 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 37 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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Roanoke College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT
81%
SAT Scores for Roanoke College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for Roanoke College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1210

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

Roanoke College typically requires applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 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 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Roanoke College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >78%
1210 to 1300 Avg + 67%-78%
1120 to 1210 Avg - 54%-67%
1030 to 1120 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 1030 Low <41%
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Roanoke College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
32%
ACT Scores for Roanoke College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Roanoke College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 25
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. 32 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Roanoke College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Roanoke College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >79%
24 to 27 Avg + 67%-79%
22 to 24 Avg - 57%-67%
20 to 22 Reach 46%-57%
Less than 20 Low <46%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need 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 67% of students who apply.

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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

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%

Admission Statistics

Roanoke College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,117 2,000 5,117
Accepted 2,150 1,288 3,438
Acceptance Rate 69% 64% 67%
Enrolled 319 238 557
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 18% 16%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Roanoke College and what considerations affect 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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

81% of students submit their SAT scores to Roanoke College. 32% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

67% 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 1120 and 1300. 81% 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. 32% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.