See Where You'll LiveJoin our family
Love at first sight
Roanoke is considered one of the most beautiful schools in America.
Buzzing on the inside
Roanoke may seem serene on the outside, but it's full of activity within.
173 years young
Roanoke is a perfect blend of old and new. Stop in and you'll find historic buildings with 21st century technology.
The best of both worlds
At Roanoke you get city and country-grab a latte in Salem, hike the Blue Ridge, then end the day in one of Roanoke city's many restaurants or clubs.
Enjoy your classesPull up a chair
Have a major in mind?
Roanoke offers more than 106 majors, minors, concentrations and pre-professional programs. Follow your passion here.
Relax--it's OK to be undecided. College is a time to explore, to try new things. We take pride in helping students figure it out.
Goodbye boring classes
You can skip most ordinary survey courses--in our core curriculum, you'll build knowledge and apply that to real problems and issues--through topics that interest you.
The world is your teacher
At Roanoke you'll have opportunities to put knowledge into practice. Internships, service work, creative projects and study away will help you prepare for a career you'll love.
Discover your passionExplore your options
Passion is everything
People with passion are changing the world. Discover yours, and a world of opportunity will be waiting for you.
Tell us what you like
Is it French or Finance? Singing or soccer? Environmental activism or educational reform? Whatever your interests are, at Roanoke you'll find a path to shape your career.
88% deeply engaged
Roanoke students put their passion into practice through real world learning experiences. With a jump on life, they get into top grad schools, start businesses and find great jobs.
Success is living what you love
Software entrepreneurs. Athletic trainers. Marine biologists. Environmental lawyers. Video producers. Roanoke grads lead interesting lives!
Work hard/play hardGet engaged
Your other classroom
Hike the Blue Ridge. Raft the New River. Dive into a mountain lake. Bike through farmland. Fish in a trout-filled stream. It's all just outside your door.
No one is bored here
More than 100 clubs and organizations. 19 Sports. 9 fraternities and sororities. 5 religious groups. When it comes to activities, we're far from a small school.
1461 things to do
Art exhibits, athletic events, lectures, plays, parties, performances-your calendar will never be empty.
25% players, 100% fans
On the field or in the stands, whatever the game, Maroons take it seriously. See the spirit and drive that's brought us 102 ODAC championships in 35 years!
Embrace the worldPack your bags
Big world, bigger vision
Spend a semester abroad. Do a May term somewhere interesting. It's your ticket to a global future.
Maroons are everywhere!
Our students and alumni get around. They lead companies in California. Protect the environment in Thailand. Teach in Paris. Fund start-ups in Boston.
1 planet, 196 flavors
200+ international faculty and students. 100+ globally-focused courses. 220+ students travel during May Term, intern or do a semester abroad each year.
Go far away in May
Think you might not be able to swing a semester abroad? Choose a travel course for May Term, and experience life somewhere else.
Love it, Do itGet a running start
We take passion seriously
People with passion are changing the world. Alan Friedlander '80 is the chief scientist for National Geographic's Pristine Seas program and works to protect the planet's most biodiverse marine areas.
Your resume starts on day 1
Four years can fly by. That's why we work with you from day one to develop the skills and experience you'll need to land a great job or get into a top grad school.
15,728 passionate lives
Roanoke grads live what they love. They bring passion to places like Amazon, Baltimore Orioles, ESPN, Harvard, JP Morgan, Merck, PepsiCo and Physicians for Peace.
Go to the head of the career line
At Roanoke you'll have a team behind you-professors, staff, alumni mentors--all working to help you live the life you love.