Roanoke College Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Roanoke College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 3,134 out of 4,325 applicants or 72% were admitted making Roanoke College a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Roanoke College typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,663 1,662 4,325
Accepted 1,938 1,196 3,134
Acceptance Rate 73% 72% 72%
Enrolled 295 213 508
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 18% 16%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Roanoke College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Roanoke College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 21 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. 42 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Roanoke College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 945. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1175 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1060 1290
SAT Reading 540 660
SAT Math 510 610
ACT Composite 21 27
ACT English 20 27
ACT Math 19 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >81%
24 to 27 Avg + 72%-81%
21 to 24 Avg - 60%-72%
18 to 21 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 18 Low <47%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >81%
1175 to 1290 Avg + 72%-81%
1060 to 1175 Avg - 60%-72%
945 to 1060 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 945 Low <47%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into Roanoke College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Roanoke College was 3.44 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Roanoke College accepts 72% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 32% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 19% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 4% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Reach

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Roanoke College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=233426 IPEDS survey data for Roanoke College.

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