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.
|Motto||"palmam qui meruit ferat"|
Motto in English
|"let him who earns the palm (reward) wear it"|
|Type||Private, liberal arts|
|Affiliation||Independent Board of Trustees – historical affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America|
|President||Michael C. Maxey|
|Location||Salem, Virginia, US|
|Colors||blue and gold (academic), maroon and gray (athletics)|
|Mascot||Rooney (A Maroon-Tailed Hawk)|
Main Campus Complex, Roanoke College
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
The Administration Building, constructed in 1848, listed on the National Register of Historic Places
|Location||Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia|
|Area||9.9 acres (4.0 ha)|
|Architectural style||Greek Revival, Gothic|
|NRHP Reference #||73002226|
|Added to NRHP||March 7, 1973|
|Designated VLR||May 16, 1972|
Roanoke has approximately 2,000 students who represent approximately 40 states and 30 countries. The college offers 35 majors, 57 minors and 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 2nd on the 2014 U.S. News and World Report list of Up-and-Coming National Liberal Arts Colleges. The Princeton Review, in its 2014 "Best 378 Colleges" guide, ranks Roanoke in the top ten percent of all colleges and universities nationwide; the 2012 edition ranked Roanoke's campus as the 18th most beautiful in the nation.