Set in a welcoming college town packed full of activities Set in a welcoming college town packed full of activities

Why choose Roanoke?

  1. Seven of the institution's college buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  2. Roanoke is ranked 2nd on the 2014 U.S. News and World Report list of Up-and-Coming National Liberal Arts Colleges.
  3. The campus is located 10 minutes from the city of Roanoke VA; consistently ranked as one of the most liveable cities in America.


Quick Facts:

Location: Salem, Virginia, USA

City population: 25,000

University population: 2,100

Climate: Though located along the Blue Ridge Mountains, Roanoke lies in the humid subtropical climate zone, with four distinct, but generally mild, seasons.

Nearest Airport: Roanoke Regional Airport



Roanoke College is a private, coeducational, four-year liberal-arts college located in Salem, Virginia, a suburban independent city adjacent to Roanoke, Virginia.

Roanoke College prepares its 2,100 students for their futures through its commitment to providing a true classic college experience. With a focus on learning firsthand and through personal connections, students receive a strong liberal arts foundation that is applied in a unique way to modern and future issues.

Roanoke's campus is set in a welcoming college town just minutes from a lively city surrounded by mountains with easy access to hiking, climbing and kayaking.

One thing you'll never have to worry about at Roanoke College is boredom. From clubs and intramural sports to the game room and Friday night activities, there's always something going on.

Roanoke offers practically all of the amenities found in a large city but without the traffic congestion, urban sprawl and pollution.



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