|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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.
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..
|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||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1240|
|Average SAT Score||1140|
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
|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%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
|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 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
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
76.9% 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||16%|
|Top 25% of class||38.4%|
|Top 50% of class||77%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||10%||14%||11%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Roanoke College is $30.
What are the requirements for admission to Roanoke College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.