shoes YOU ARE BRAND Man BIANCO blue Natural leather 1611VAR2
Silver Street Gerrard Black Leather Formal Mens Brogue Boots campus from above
Size 10 NEW ADIDAS HARDEN LS 2 LACE - CG6277 MEN'S Red Maroon Clear Mint

See Where You'll Live

shoes CLARKS Man grey Suede 124483-S
Size 11 Nike Air Max 1 Premium Just Do It orange JDI zero force 97 90 runner one
shoes CLARKS Man Sneakers trendy brown Suede 132564

Love at first sight

Roanoke is considered one of the most beautiful schools in America.

See it on video

Size 13 Nike Hyperdunk Low 2017 Racer bluee - 897663-401 shoes COLMAR Man ROYAL TRAVISSUPEREME-076

Buzzing on the inside

Roanoke may seem serene on the outside, but it's full of activity within.

Check out the action

Size 8 Men's Nike Air Max 95 NS GPX Big LOGO Grey VOLT Neon AJ7183 001 running 175 anniversary logo

175 years young

Roanoke is a perfect blend of old and new. Stop in and you'll find historic buildings with 21st century technology.

Look at these numbers

freshman students' downtown roanoke party

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.

Go beyond campus

SIZE M VESTE DE SURVÊTEMENT PHARRELL WILLIAMS HU HOLI ORIGINALS ADIDAS HUMAN RAC
Skechers 64837 Men's Resment-Alento Chukka Boot BBK BR22
shoes COLMAR Man Sneakers trendy grey Natural leather,PU DURDEND-078

Have a major in mind?

Roanoke offers more than 106 majors, minors, concentrations and pre-professional programs. Follow your passion here.

shoes CONVERSE ALL STARS - hi BDX-41

Studentt paying attention in class

Still searching?

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. 

See how we'll help

Skechers Delson - Axton shoes Sportive 65870 da men,in pelle Elastico Memory shoes Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi BLK num-39½

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.

shoes Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Grey num-41½

Skechers Flex Advantage 2.0 golden Point Men's shoes Sneakers Fitness 52182 New A student at her WSLS10 news internship

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.

shoes Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Yellow num-39

Skechers FOREFLEX Mens Leather Mesh Stylish Comfy Walking Trainers Black White A student presenting in a room full of faculty

Find your world

Through the Roanoke Lifework program, you discover a wealth of opportunities to try new things, explore new ideas and meet new people. You find your passion and see a future you want.

Check out all the options

Skechers Go Walk 4-solar, Man Sneakers A student sitting in front of wall art in Mexico

Expand your world

You challenge assumptions about yourself and the world. Through study away and exposure to diverse communities, you gain a broader perspective.  You push yourself to go beyond your comfort zone.

Where you can go

shoes D'ACQUASPARTA Man BORDEAUX Natural leather MAGNIFICOU400BO

Build your world

You learn to think critically, solve problems and come up with innovative solutions. You sharpen your communication skills and become an effective leader. You chart your life path

WHAT WILL BE IN YOUR LIFEWORK PLAN?

shoes DIADORA 2.0 Man BEIGE Suede 170946-25077U

Launch your world

We guarantee you the opportunity for real-world experiences that build your personal resume. Add practical skills, coaching from mentors, and help building your network, and you'll be ready to launch your career.

shoes DIADORA 2.0 Man black Fabric,Suede 158623-C1530

graduation stoles and medals on student
Skechers Men's Work Relaxed Fit Dyna-Air SR Work shoes

Leave a Mark

shoes DOCKSTEPS Man blue Nabuk DSE104328
Skechers Men's Classic Fit-Elson-Moten Oxford - Choose SZ color
shoes EMERICA Man grey Natural leather 6107000206-022

16 Fulbright Scholars

With a rigorous honors program, undergraduate research, programs at Oxford, and help applying for grants, you can do amazing work here.

shoes Equalizer 3.0-Tracterric Skechers bluee Men

A lightblue logo with the number 349 and a head representing students conducting research

349 students conducted research

Many presented findings at professional conferences and published them in respected journals around the world.

Learn about student research

Two gentleman shaking hands

Internationally Renowned Faculty

Roanoke professors are recognized by their peers for scholarship and research, and most importantly, the quality of their teaching.

shoes FILA Man Sneakers BIANCO Leather covered,PU 1010411-79G

shoes FRANKIE MORELLO Man BIANCO black Natural leather BURNINGM13BW

44% Of Alumni Earn Advanced Degrees

After graduation, Roanoke students get into top-notch grad schools like Chicago, Duke, Georgetown, Notre Dame, William & Mary and Yale.

See where they go

Student swimming

Discover your passion

shoes I-5923 adidas Black Men
A student doing homework in the office of multicultural affairs

Passion is everything

People with passion are changing the world. Discover yours, and a world of opportunity will be waiting for you.

Skechers Men's Equalizer Persistent - Choose SZ color watch how a student found her path at roanoke college

From Undecided to Decided

Students who don't have a major find their path here. See how Haley found hers.

Watch her story

a purple image with the phrase "94%" and students in the background

94% 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.

shoes J.P.Q. Man Sneakers trendy brown Natural leather 8060-CB

alumna standing in front of a model airplane

Success is living what you love

Software entrepreneurs. Athletic trainers. Marine biologists. Environmental lawyers. Video producers. Roanoke grads lead interesting lives!

See how your investment pays off

Skechers Men's Go Run 600 55082 Sneaker, - Choose SZ color
students playing frisbee on the back quad
Skechers Men's Go Walk Revolution Ultra Jolt Sneak - Choose SZ color

Work hard/play hard

Get engaged
Skechers Men's Molton-Gavero Chelsea Boot
shoes LACOSTE Man Sneakers trendy blue Fabric,PU 735SPM0002-B98S

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.

Outdoor Adventures

Student riding and falling off of a mechanical bull

No one is bored here

More than 100 clubs and organizations. 19 Sports. 9 fraternities and sororities. 6 religious groups. When it comes to activities, we're far from a small school.

Follow what you love

1,000+ logo with a blue background

1461 things to do

Art exhibits, athletic events, lectures, plays, parties, performances-your calendar will never be empty.

Start making your list

A roanoke college student playing lacrosse number 42

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!

Get excited!

Skechers Men's Revine Black Winter Boots
students spelling on "RC" while on May Term

Embrace the world

Pack your bags
Skechers Men's Work & Safety Memory Foam Burgin Glennert 77100 BLACK
Skechers Performance Men's Go Flex 2 Completion Walking shoes
Student looking at lanterns in Tokyo

Big world, bigger vision

Spend a semester abroad. Do a May term somewhere interesting. It's your ticket to a global future.

shoes Le Coq Sportif 1811218 men's fashion sneakers casual fashion elegant

Watch a video of a female student. She is sitting on a stage smiling

The world is calling

Erin Keating's love of Shakespeare and creative writing has taken her to the Globe Theatre in London. 

Erin Keating: English and Creative Writing

196 logo with an organge background, representing countries that send students to Roanoke College

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.

Find out how Diverse we are

Skechers Revine Hopkin Men's Winter Boots A female student holding a crab in India

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.

Get a taste for travel

Skechers Sport Men's Flex Advantage First Team Sneaker
Skechers USA 64785 Mens Holdren Volsent Chukka Boot-10.5 Student in finance with bull
Slam Magazine 4308 xvv

Love it, Do it

Get a running start
SNEAKER D5K1L-2690 GSM RED D5K1L-2690
SNEAKER RUNNING VOILE whiteHE SUEDE TESSUTO NYLON grey blue red US19VB03
Sneakers Adidas eqt support mid adv pk men - Tessuto (EQTSUPPORTMIDCQ299)
Sneakers CRIME LONDON 11245 in pelle black - shoes men SHOES MAN NEW BALANCE RUNNING MENS M890FB6 SNEAKERS 890 NEW BALACE orange

Jump Ahead

Thomas Lux's love of artificial intelligence opens doors to research projects and ultimately grad school.

Watch video

Two male students giving a presentation with a tv of their PowerPoint in the background.

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.

shoes MERRELL Man grey BIANCO Fabric,Natural leather MR558739

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.

shoes MUNICH Man blue red MASSANA35S

shoes black GIARDINI Man shoes grey Fabric,Natural leather P900951U-214

Build the future you want

Kate combines two disparate interests into a fulfilling career. 

shoes New Balance GC 574 GV blue-4½

SNEAKERS HERREN NEW BALANCE LIFESTYLE MS247FA MEN CASUAL STYLE SNKRSROOM GREEN
SOLD OUT K-Swiss Gary Vee 003 DARK Clouds and Dirt Men's Size 9 Limited Edition