Roanoke College Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Salem, VA, Roanoke College is one of the best universities in the state of Virginia. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Roanoke College in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Roanoke College.

221 College Lane Salem, VA 24153-3794
Phone: (540) 375-2270
Web site:

Rankings: Roanoke College

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Peer college rating (out of 5) 2.8
Graduation and retention ranking: 142
Average freshman retention rate: 78.2%
6-year graduation rate: 61.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 67%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): -6
Faculty resources ranking: 132
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 60.3%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 0.0%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 14:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 92.5%
Student selectivity ranking: 155
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 1010-1200
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 22%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 53%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 69.8%
Financial resources rank: 162
Alumni giving rank: 162
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 20.3%

Roanoke College History

Essential Facts: Roanoke College

  • Roanoke College is a school where you feel a part of something bigger. It is a close knit community where you say hey to each person that walks past you.
  • Roanoke College ranked 40th (tied) out of 71 National Liberal Arts colleges recognized. This is the first time Roanoke College has been recognized on this list.
  • Roanoke is an NCAA Division III member competing in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference; the Maroons were a founding member of the conference in 1976.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 62%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 23%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 23%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: N/A
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: N/A
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA III
Men’s scholarship sports: N/A
Women’s scholarship sports: N/A
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, yearbook