Roanoke College is a private, coeducational, four-year liberal-arts college located in Salem, Virginia, United States, a suburban independent city adjacent to Roanoke, Virginia.
Roanoke has approximately 2,100 students (55% female, 45% male) who represent approximately 40 states and 25 countries. The college offers 35 majors, 30 minors, 23 concentrations, and pre-professional programs in dentistry, engineering, law, medicine, ministry, nursing, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. Roanoke awards bachelor's degrees in arts, science, and business administration and is one of 280 colleges with a chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
Roanoke is an NCAA Division III school competing in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The college fields varsity teams in nine men's and ten women's sports. Roanoke's athletic nickname is Maroons and the mascot is Rooney, a maroon-tailed hawk.
Roanoke is ranked 4th on the 2013 U.S. News and World Report list of Up-and-Coming National Liberal Arts Colleges; Roanoke is ranked 133rd overall. Roanoke is also included in the Princeton Review's "The Best 377 Colleges: 2013 Edition"; the 2012 edition ranked Roanoke's campus as the 18th most beautiful in the nation.
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