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U.S. News again names Roanoke College an Up and Coming institution

  • U.S. News again names Roanoke College an Up and Coming institution

  • 09/12/12
  • Salem, Va. - Roanoke College is one of the nation's top "Up and Coming" national liberal arts colleges, according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges 2013 ranking.

    Roanoke is No. 4 on a list of six liberal arts institutions ranked by U.S. News, joining only one other Virginia school on the list, the University of Richmond. This is the second time in three years Roanoke has been recognized as an "Up and Coming" national liberal arts college.

    Other up-and-comers include Davidson College in North Carolina at No. 5 and Michigan's Hope College at No. 6.

    "We're excited that national college and university leaders have placed Roanoke at a higher level than ever before," said Michael Maxey, president of Roanoke. "It's great to see they recognized the progress and innovation that occurs at Roanoke every day and how our faculty and these outstanding programs impact our students in great ways."

    College presidents, provosts and admissions deans nominate colleges and universities as up and comers. This past spring, administrators were asked to nominate institutions that they believe have made innovative and promising changes in several areas, including academics, student life and faculty, according to U.S. News.

    Roanoke College, a classic liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a beautiful, undergraduate setting. Roanoke is one of just seven percent of colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review lists Roanoke as the 18th most beautiful campus in its "Best 376 Colleges" 2012 guidebook.

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