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Founded in 1842, Roanoke College has been serving as a leader and influence in education in Virginia's Blue Ridge for over a century and a half.
This four-year, private, coeducational, liberal arts college has a charming campus near the heart of Main Street in the City of Salem and has approximately 2,100 undergraduate students from over 25 countries around the world.
Featuring a wide variety of opportunities, the college offers 36 majors, 57 minors and concentrations, as well as eight pre-professional programs. The degrees offered are Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Business Administration.
There are 56 buildings on its beautiful, picturesque campus and constant upgrades and renovations are being done to keep Roanoke College on the cutting edge to provide a first-class education.
The school regularly receives awards and accolades for its work and culture, and is ranked in the Top 10% of America's Best Colleges by The Princeton Review and Forbes Magazine. U.S. News & World Report has also listed Roanoke College as one of its "Up-and-Coming Liberal Arts Colleges."
With over 15,000 graduates, students from Roanoke College receive an education that will prepare them to become productive in the workplace and part of an alumni network that spans the globe.
Along with the opportunities provided on campus at Roanoke College, there are a variety of other nearby activities that enhance the experience of the area.
Take advantage of the nearby hiking at McAfee Knob as part of the Appalachian Trail, enjoy a bike ride on the Roanoke Valley Greenways, pick up local produce at the Salem Farmers Market, explore underground at Dixie Caverns, and have a ball at a Salem Red Sox baseball game.
Roanoke College is also easy to reach via Interstate 81 and is only a 10-minute drive from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.