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About Roanoke

U.S. News & World Report says we are really up-and-coming.

According to U.S. News & World Report, Roanoke College ranks #4 among national up-and-coming liberal arts colleges.

The Princeton Review thinks our Blue Ridge campus is gorgeous.

In 2012, The Princeton Review rated us one of the top 20 most beautiful college and university campuses in the country. 

Forbes Magazine puts us in the top tier of colleges in America.

Forbes Magazine's 2015 annual review of American colleges and universities included Roanoke as one of the colleges in the top 10%.

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RC student-produced movie lands spots at numerous film festivals

"Daylily Day," written by Steph Spector '16, has appeared at film festivals in New York and Virginia this past year.

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Roanoke marks important anniversaries in 2017

Roanoke College kicks off a year of celebration in 2017. This year marks two anniversaries important to the College: the 175th anniversary of Roanoke College's founding and the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. 

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Roanoke College is an independent, co-educational, 4-year liberal arts college. Founded in 1842, we are the second-oldest Lutheran-related college in America. We seek and welcome students of all races, creeds, nationalities and ethnic origins.

We pack a lot into this valley.

A great college town, a vibrant city and 200 square miles of outdoor adventure are just minutes from campus.