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Love at first sight

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

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Buzzing on the inside

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

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175 years young

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

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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

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Have a major in mind?

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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


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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.

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Leave a Mark

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16 Fulbright Scholars

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

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349 students conducted research

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

Learn about student research

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Internationally Renowned Faculty

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

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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

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Passion is everything

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

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From Undecided to Decided

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

Watch her story

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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.

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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

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Work hard/play hard

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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

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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

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1461 things to do

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

Start making your list

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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!

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Embrace the world

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Big world, bigger vision

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

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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

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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

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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

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Love it, Do it

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Jump Ahead

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

Watch video

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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.

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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.



Build the future you want

Kate combines two disparate interests into a fulfilling career. 

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