Roanoke College: Statistics

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#2886 of 14,131 In the World
#844 of 2,597 In North America
#777 of 2,496 In the United States
#24 of 63 In Virginia
#1 of 2 In Salem
#940 of 1,011 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

Quick Review

Religion
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Acceptance rate
78%
Average SAT
1140
Average ACT
25
Avg. cost to attend
$27,975 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
1,920
Male:Female Ratio
43:57
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
www.roanoke.edu

Roanoke College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 78% 77% 79%
Applicants 5,296 1,963 3,333
Admissions 4,138 1,517 2,621
Freshmen enrolled full time 468 215 253

1,611 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

279 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
352 or 75%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1040
or below

75% of them
had 1240
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Roanoke College are 1040-1240 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
110 or 24%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 28
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Roanoke College are 21-28 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 1568 (82%)
Hispanic 105 (5%)
Black or African American 100 (5%)
Two or more races 78 (4%)
Nonresident Alien 33 (2%)
Asian 30 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$27,975/year
Average aid awarded
$33,665
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $20,495
$30-48K $20,849
$48-75K $23,983
$75-110K $28,042
$110K+ $32,099

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $45,200
Tuition in-state $45,200
Tuition out-of-state $45,200
Fee in-district $1,820
Fee in-state $1,820
Fee out-of-state $1,820

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,589
Combined charge for room and board $14,580
Room charge $6,770
Meal charge $7,810

Roanoke College Majors

Major Bachelor's
Business Administration and Management, General 83
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 35
Psychology, General 35
Communication, General 26
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 24
History, General 20
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 20
Sociology, General 19
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 14
Environmental Studies 13
Political Science and Government, General 12
Spanish Language and Literature 11
Biochemistry 10
Public Health, General 9
Elementary Education and Teaching 8
International Relations and Affairs 8
Physics, General 8
Art & Art Studies, General 7
Computer and Information Sciences, General 7
Creative Writing 7
English Language and Literature, General 7
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 7
Chemistry, General 6
Economics, General 6
Mathematics, General 6
Actuarial Science 4
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2
Athletic Training & Trainer 2
French Language and Literature 2
Philosophy 2
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 2
Religion & Religious Studies 2
Computer Science 1
Grand Total 428
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 70% 67% 71%
  • Full-time retention rate - 79%

Publications & Citations

Publications
514
Citations
8,600

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
183 / 1,596
Psychology
69 / 2,277
Medicine
62 / 634
Art & Design
50 / 91
Sociology
49 / 243
Physics
47 / 1,654
Computer Science
46 / 968
Biology
44 / 1,583
Mathematics
35 / 798
Engineering
35 / 846
Environmental Science
34 / 548
Chemistry
33 / 371
Business
30 / 1,279
History
30 / 12
Political Science
29 / 138
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
28 / 6
Social Psychology
27 / 917
Math Teachers
27 / 791
Nuclear Physics
23 / 915
Ecology
21 / 229
Creative Writing
17 / 34
Economics
17 / 159
Philosophy
17 / 10
Classics and Ancient History
14 / 9
Child Psychology
14 / 487
Law
14 / 116
Atomic and Molecular physics
12 / 393
Sports / Exercise science
12 / 49
Literature
11 / 23
Multimedia
11 / 54
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
11 / 40
Education Majors
11 / 193
Art History
11 / 0
Communications and Public Relations
10 / 21
Organic Chemistry
10 / 144
Health Science
9 / 24
Materials Science
9 / 39
Biochemistry
9 / 170
Criminology and Criminal Justice
8 / 17
Genetics
8 / 1,084

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 7 18
1992 4 28
1993 4 30
1994 4 15
1995 6 40
1996 6 30
1997 3 51
1998 4 74
1999 4 54
2000 7 54
2001 11 88
2002 7 86
2003 10 116
2004 13 108
2005 12 132
2006 13 154
2007 27 186
2008 24 249
2009 14 261
2010 26 361
2011 28 479
2012 25 445
2013 24 580
2014 28 610
2015 29 603
2016 38 619
2017 32 646
2018 45 625
2019 35 764
2020 34 963
2021 41 1104

Roanoke College alumni

  1. John McAfee

    John McAfee
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1945-2021 (aged 76)
    Enrolled in Roanoke College
    In 1967 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in mathematics
    Occupations
    businesspersonengineercomputer scientistpoliticianprogrammer
    Biography

    John David McAfee was a British-American computer programmer, businessman, and two-time presidential candidate who unsuccessfully sought the Libertarian Party nomination for president of the United States in 2016 and 2020. In 1987, he wrote the first commercial anti-virus software, founding McAfee Associates to sell his creation. He resigned in 1994 and sold his remaining stake in the company. McAfee became the company's most vocal critic in later years, urging consumers to uninstall the company's anti-virus software, which he characterized as bloatware. He disavowed the company's continued use of his name in branding, a practice that has persisted in spite of a short-lived corporate rebrand attempt under Intel ownership.

  2. John Payne

    John Payne
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1912-1989 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    screenwritervoice actorsingertelevision actorstage actor
    Biography

    John Howard Payne was an American film actor who is mainly remembered from film noir crime stories and 20th Century Fox musical films, and for his leading roles in Miracle on 34th Street and the NBC Western television series The Restless Gun.

  3. Carol M. Swain

    Carol M. Swain
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    political scientistwriter
    Biography

    Carol Miller Swain is a retired professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University. A frequent television analyst, she is the author and editor of several books. Her interests include race relations, immigration, representation, evangelical politics, and the United States Constitution.

  4. Prince Yi Kang

    Prince Yi Kang
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1877-1955 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Yi Kang, Prince Imperial Ui, was the fifth son of Emperor Gojong of Korea and his concubine, Lady Jang, who was a court lady-in-waiting.

General info

Founded 1842
Motto Palmam qui meruit ferat
Let him who earns the palm wear it
Colors blue, gold
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 419
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 221 College Lane
Salem, Virginia, 24153-3794
United States
City population 25,000
Phone 5403752500
Fax +1 (540) 375 2205

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