University description (as per official university website)
Roanoke College, the country's second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, coeducational, four-year liberal arts college. Its approximately 2,000 students represent Virginia, 40 states across the U.S. and 25 foreign countries. It offers 34 majors with bachelor's degrees in arts, science and business, as well as pre-professional majors in law, medicine, dentistry, engineering and ministry.
* 34 majors, 30 minors, 20 concentrations and 780 courses during a two-semester academic year
* Average class size is 17 (The largest class is 46, the smallest is 3, 96% of all classes have fewer than 30)
* Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1
* Degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Business Administration
* Dual-degree engineering programs with Virginia Tech and the University of Tennessee Knoxville
* Elementary and secondary teacher licensure
* Pre-professional programs: dentistry, engineering, law, medicine, ministry and veterinary medicine
* Foreign Languages Available: Ancient Greek, Chinese (Mandarin), English as a second language, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish
* Approximately 2,000 students
* Out-of-state students come from about 40 states and 25 countries
* 67 % of students live on campus
Campus and Facilities
* 80-acre main campus is picturesque, historic and safe
* 54 buildings
* The Administration Building, Francis T. West Hall, Trout Hall, Bittle Hall, Monterrey and Miller Hall are listed on the Virginia and National Historic registries
* F.W. Olin Hall for Arts and Humanities is the College's fine arts center with galleries, theaters, classrooms and studios
Financial Assistance, Including Lutheran Scholarships
* The College actively participates in a wide range of federal and state student aid programs. Roanoke College administers more than $19 million in financial aid annually. Qualified students can receive a financial aid award which includes assistance ranging from scholarships and grants to loans and jobs. At least 85% of the enrolled students received aid from these types of programs in 2004/2005.
* In addition to regular scholarships, grants and financial assistance, Roanoke College also has Lutheran scholarships worth an additional $1,000 per year.
* The estimate from the financial aid calculator will not include scholarships available from special programs such as Lutheran scholarships; however, assistance from these programs may increase your award.
The following scholarships, which are funded from different sources, are available from Roanoke College to first-time accepted freshmen applicants:
Roanoke College Scholarships & Grants : $2,500 - $12,500 (Based upon high school academics and entitlement)
William Beard Scholarship: Full Tuition, Room and Board
David S. Bittle Scholarship: Tuition
Christopher C. Baughman Scholarship: $2,500
Julius Dreher Scholarship: $1,500
John Morehead Scholarship: $1,000
Davis Honors Scholarship: $1,000
Music/Choral Performance Scholarships: up to $2,500