Roanoke College

Student Life

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You're here for an education and we take that very seriously, however there's no reason not to have some fun along the way.

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Student Body

  • 54 percent of Roanoke's approximately 2,100 students are from Virginia.
  • The entire student body represents about 40 states (including the District of Columbia) and 25 foreign countries
  • 66 percent of full-time students live in campus housing.

Chris Besse '14

"Get involved and make Roanoke College your own, so that you go out there and take advantage of everything that Roanoke College has to offer."

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Katrina King '14

"Put yourself out there, test yourself. College is about finding out who you are and finding out what you want to do and the professors and the people here are willing to help you do that."

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Your First Year

Throughout your first year, you'll have regular contact with your academic advisor to help support your transition to the challenges of college.


Where to Live

Living on campus can be an important part of your education experience at Roanoke College.


Where to Eat

Enjoy nutritious and tasty meals at either one of our two on-campus dining centers.