Roanoke College

Your Opinion: Is this School Hard to Get Into?
2 22

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 1050 to 1260, or got accepted with an ACT score between 21 to 28. 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 3.52 for accepted students. 75% of all those who apply are admitted to Roanoke College, from which 14 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Roanoke College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Roanoke College was reported as 74.8% in Fall 2020 with over 5,450 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

  • ACT Scores: 21 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.52

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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Roanoke College has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 73.0%
  • 2017-2018: 67.2%
  • 2018-2019: 72.5%
  • 2019-2020: 74.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 67.4%

How Does Roanoke College Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Roanoke College is thirty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Jefferson College of Health Sciences27.7%
Hollins University71.2%
Ferrum College73.2%
Washington and Lee University18.6%
Virginia Military Institute59.5%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Roanoke College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 640
Math510 - 620
Total Score1050 - 1260
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 29
Math20 - 27
Composite Score21 - 28
To learn more about the data and calculations that power this site, please visit our data discussion page.