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Your left brain likes us, too.

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%.

Creating your own life plan is what sets Roanoke apart

When you leave Roanoke you have a plan you're ready to live.
Working closely with you, we help you chart your path through college. We push you to challenge assumptions about the world and your role in it, building confidence and a strong sense of personal authority. Through experiences in and outside the classroom, you acquire the knowledge and skills you'll need to make a real contribution.

Giving you the tools to create and live your own plan is what distinguishes a Roanoke education.

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Russell receives award for child abuse prevention work

Leah Russell '79 received the Clarine Spetzler Guardian Angel award at the 9th annual Children's Trust Golden Halo awards celebration at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke in April. 

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Camping, ocean swimming, playing blackjack - for class? It's May Term at Roanoke

For several weeks in May, some Roanoke students are hiking, swimming at Cape Hatteras, learning how to win roulette, camping at a music festival and more.

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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.