Awards & Recognition

Top of our class

Roanoke has always been known as an excellent school, but recent changes across the campus—in our curriculum, facilities, student life programs and career services—have brought us increased recognition from the higher education community. U.S. News & World Report ranks us fourth among up-and-coming national liberal arts colleges. The Princeton Review said our campus was among the 20 most beautiful in the United States. The Princeton Review and Forbes Magazine put us in the top 10% of best colleges in the nation.

Roanoke is consistently ranked among the top 10% of colleges in the nation.

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Top Fulbright producing institution

Roanoke College is one of the nation's top producers of Fulbright U.S. students for 2017-18 and is the only school on the list for bachelor's degree institutions in Virginia. Roanoke has had at least one Fulbright student in each of the past five years, with a record six students for 2017-18 and another six finalists were recently announced for 2018-19.

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Roanoke students compete at the national and international levels.

1 of 286 in the country

President Maxey with an award recipientWe're proud of our academic programs and the achievement of our students. In 2004 we were awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter—one of only 286 schools in the country to qualify based on academic rigor. Since its founding, more than 250 Roanoke students have been inducted into this prestigious society.