Roanoke College

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Roanoke College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Salem, VA, a predominately suburban area. Roanoke College has an enrollment of nearly two thousand students.

Many of the students getting into Roanoke College had an SAT score within the range of 1470 to 1770, or got accepted with an ACT score between 21 to 26. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Roanoke College average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.45 for accepted students. 73% of all those who apply are admitted to Roanoke College, from which 18 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Roanoke College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Roanoke College was reported as 72.8% in Fall 2013 with over 4,170 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1470 - 1770
  • ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Roanoke College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Roanoke College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Roanoke College has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 68.4%
  • 2010-2011: 66.4%
  • 2011-2012: 69.6%
  • 2012-2013: 69.3%
  • 2013-2014: 72.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 70.2%

How Does Roanoke College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Roanoke College is thirty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Jefferson College of Health Sciences41.1%
Hollins University69.3%
Ferrum College74.1%
Washington and Lee University18.4%
Virginia Military Institute47.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Roanoke College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 600
Math490 - 590
Writing490 - 580
Total Score1470 - 1770
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math19 - 26
Composite Score21 - 26
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