Freshman Students

Candidates will be considered according to their academic potential as exhibited by their high school course work, standardized test scores, class rank, and other relevant academic information. Either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Testing Program (ACT) is required of freshman applicants. The College recommends that the applicant take one of these examinations in the spring of the junior year in school and indicate that Roanoke College is to receive a copy of the results directly from the testing service. Information on both examinations is available at secondary schools or from Roanoke College. The examination code numbers for the College are 5571 for the SAT and 4392 for the ACT.

An application for admission can be obtained by writing to the Admissions Office, by calling the Admissions Office (800-388- 2276 or 540-375-2270), by e-mail (, or through the Internet ( Inquiries pertaining to admissions should be directed to the Admissions Office. The College is a member of the Common Application, Inc.

A visit to the College is strongly recommended. Visitors are able to talk with a member of the admissions staff, tour the campus with a student guide, attend classes, and dine in the Commons student dining hall as guests of the College. The Admissions Office is open on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for individual interviews and tours. Group presentations and tours are available on Saturday mornings (September- April). Please call the Admissions Office (800-388-2276) or (540-375-2270) for additional campus visit information and/or to schedule an interview and tour. A student who anticipates a visit to the College should write or call in advance for an appointment.