Funtasma Men's Captain 100 Black PU
Fußballschuhe adidas X Tango 17.4 TF M CP9146 campus from above
FW17 ASICS FIPAV SHOES GEL TASK MT VOLLEYBALL W WOMAN B556Y 0106

See Where You'll Live

Fila Mens New Original Fitness Sand Suno Blk Size 10.5 U S
Game Of Thrones x adidas UltraBOOST GOT Men Running shoes Sneakers Pick 1
Fila Mens New Original Fitness Sand Suno Blk Size 12 U S

Love at first sight

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

See it on video

Garmont Men's 9.81 Grid Black Hiking shoes FILA MENS ORIGINAL FITNESS 2.0 KNIT BLACK WHITE RED

Buzzing on the inside

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

Check out the action

Gary Vee 003 DARK CLOUDS K Swiss Limited Edition Men’s Size 9.5 10 10.5 11 175 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

Geabbers Slip Resistant Men’s Size 9 W K124 Calypso Oxford Black
GENUINE Brooks Glycerin 14 Mens Running shoes (D) (075)
Fila Mens Spaghetti Low Blk wht red 9 U S

Have a major in mind?

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

Fila Men's Switchback 2 Water Proof Hiking shoes Black Grey

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

GENUINE NEW BALANCE NB CLASSICS MEN TRAINERS IN NAVY GREEN UK SIZE9 9.5 GM500NSG Fila Men's Targa Sneakers WHITE & BEIGE STYLE 1TM00001

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.

FILA MENS UK 9 EU 43 WHITE 95 LEATHER TRAINERS

Georgia Boot Men's G83 8 Safety Toe Logger Black Oil Tanned Leather Work Boots 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.

Fila Mindblower Mens Black White Red Synthetic Fashion Trainers

Geox Men's Snake Moc Fit Loafer U64D6B Black Full Grain Leather Loafers 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

Geox Renan U824GB02011C1X5Z grey halfshoes 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

Fila Original Fitness Red Navy White (11F16LT-640)

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?

Fila Original Fitness White Navy Red (11F16LT-150)

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.

Fila Pre-Owned Sneakers SZ 14 FREE SHIPPING

Geox u Edgware C shoes Men's Trainers Leather Low shoes Black U843BC043BCC9999
graduation stoles and medals on student
Geox U Neuf Do B, baskets Basses Homme

Leave a Mark

Fila Trailblazer Wheat Suede & Black Classic Hiking shoes (UK9) BNIB
Geox u Snake K shoes Men's Sneakers Low shoes Anthracite U4207K022MEC9004
Fila V94M Low white fila navy shady glade EU 42, Männer, Marine, 1010255.00Q

16 Fulbright Scholars

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

Fila Venom Low white EU 43, Männer, white, 1010255.1FG

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.

Filippa K Mens Brown High Top Leather Trainers Common Projects Style Size 7 UK

FILLING PIECES HERREN SCHUHE KNIT ARCH CONDOR SNEAKERS HANDMADE IN PORTUGAL

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

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.

Geox men Snake A, Sneakers Basses Homme 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.

Flojos Men's Cole 2.0 Thong Sandal Tan Leather Sandals

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

Giro bluee Jewel-Black 2019 Riddance MTB shoes
students playing frisbee on the back quad
Globe Empire Mens Grey Green Suede & Canvas Trainers - 7 UK

Work hard/play hard

Get engaged
Globe Men's Ct-iv Classic Fitness shoes Silver (Silver Grey Black 000)
Florsheim Men's Gallo Cap Ox Black Smooth Leather Oxfords

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!

Gola Classics Harrier Men Suede Leather Dark Grey Trainers
students spelling on "RC" while on May Term

Embrace the world

Pack your bags
Gola Harrier Unisex Brown bluee Wildleder Sneaker - 36 EU
gold & Gravy Mens French
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.

Florsheim Men's Midtown Cap Toe Oxford Brown Smooth Leather

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

Grape 5s Jordan retro (2013) 100% Authentic size 14 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

Gumball 3000 shoes Adidas Rare Driving Racing Collectors Limited Size 10Us White Student in finance with bull
HANDBALL SPEZIAL SHOES Active Green Ftwr White Gum5 MEN'S Trainers All Sizes

Love it, Do it

Get a running start
HEAD Nitro Team, shoes of Squash Man
Hi tec silver shadow trainers
HM10 New Hoka Arahi 3 Road Running Pavement Walking shoes Men 9 bluee & Lime
AUTHENTIC NIKE AIR FORCE 1 LOW PREMIUM 318775-031 Flyknit Racer 'bluee Tint' - 862713-401 - Size 15

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.

Foneposet Nike’s good condition had them for about a week

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.

Football boots adidas Predator 19.3 AG M D97944

Football shoes adidas Copa 19.1 FG M BB8088

Build the future you want

Kate combines two disparate interests into a fulfilling career. 

Football shoes Nike Magista Onda II DF FG M 917787-400

Authentic Nike Air Max 90 Premium DB AH6830-100 White Black Men Size 8.5=Wmns 10
Bait x Diadora N9000 Size 5