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

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.

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

Why Roanoke?

  1. Seven 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. 10 minutes from the city of Roanoke VA; consistently ranked one of the most liveable cities in America

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