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.
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.
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.
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.