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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 College
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Motto "palmam qui meruit ferat"
Motto in English
"let him who earns the palm (reward) wear it"
Type Private, liberal arts
Established 1842
Affiliation Independent Board of Trustees – historical affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Endowment US$137.5 million
President Michael C. Maxey
Academic staff
131 (tenure-track)
Undergraduates 2,000
Location Salem, Virginia, US
Campus Suburban
Colors blue and gold (academic), maroon and gray (athletics)
Nickname Maroons
Mascot Rooney (A Maroon-Tailed Hawk)
Website

roanoke.edu

Main Campus Complex, Roanoke College
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Administration Snow (8474594858).jpg
The Administration Building, constructed in 1848, listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Roanoke College is located in Virginia
Roanoke College
Roanoke College is located in the US
Roanoke College
Location Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia
Coordinates 37°17′45″N 80°3′20″W / 37.29583°N 80.05556°W / 37.29583; -80.05556Coordinates: 37°17′45″N 80°3′20″W / 37.29583°N 80.05556°W / 37.29583; -80.05556
Area 9.9 acres (4.0 ha)
Built 1852
Architectural style Greek Revival, Gothic
NRHP Reference # 73002226
VLR # 129-0005
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 7, 1973
Designated VLR May 16, 1972

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 2,000 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.