Roanoke College prepares its 2,100 students for their futures through its commitment to providing a true classic college experience. With a focus on learning firsthand and through personal connections, students receive a strong liberal arts foundation that is applied in a unique way to modern and future issues.
Roanoke is one of just 280 colleges in the U.S. that qualifies for a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast."
Roanoke College pursues its mission through an innovative curriculum that combines a core program in the liberal arts, major fields of study in the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities and fine arts, along with career-oriented, specialized programs of study. Founded by Lutherans in 1842, Roanoke College welcomes and reflects a variety of religious traditions. The College honors its Christian heritage and its partnership with the Lutheran church by nurturing a dialogue between faith and reason. In keeping with its history and mission, the College strives to be a diverse community, nationally and internationally.