Roanoke College

About Roanoke


Out-Smart, Out-Solve, Out-Do the Expected

A special ability to teach students to always outperform themselves sets us apart. We teach our students to out-do themselves because the world needs people who want more than business as usual. The world needs people who can out-think, out-solve and out-smart the expected.


Professor Mentors

Our 125 tenure-track faculty earned their PhDs from universities such as Duke, Cornell, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, and Yale but they choose to teach at a small, prestigious college because they know that’s where real connections happen – that’s where they can encourage students to go after a great internship or fellowship, start a business or apply to a top graduate school.


3-in-1 Education: Top Majors, Powerful Core Curriculum, Real-World Learning

Our academic program is the reason deans and presidents at other colleges put Roanoke on the U.S. News’ Up and Coming Liberal Arts Colleges list. It’s the ultimate 3-in-1 education designed to bridge the gap between college and career.



In A College Town, Beside A City, Beneath The Mountains...A Classic Campus

Here, you’ll find Collegiate Gothic architecture and Blue Ridge Mountain views as uplifting as the people are genuine and friendly; championship NCAA and nearly two centuries of Maroon spirit; a historic college town and the art, music, restaurants, shops and major companies of Roanoke – a city consistently listed as one of the best places in the country to live.