About

Students can target courses that interest them most, from global political economy to human rights. Special studies in the Foreign Politics of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America are offered. Roanoke's students have been accepted to top-ranked graduate and law schools, such as Duke University, Yale University, the University of Virginia and the University of Chicago. Graduates currently work as lobbyists, lawyers, judges, professors and political advisors.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Issues in Global Politics
  • Issues in American Politics
  • Voting and Elections
  • The Judicial Process
  • International Politics
  • Public Administration
  • Seminar in Public Policy

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

1. Application/Choose one of two easy ways to apply:

  • The Roanoke College online application - no fee
  • The Common Application - no fee

2. Academic Transcripts and Records

Official transcripts and academic records should be sent directly to Roanoke College from all high schools/secondary schools and universities you have attended.  

3. Examination Results

Native English Speakers: 

  • SAT
  • ACT
  • National Examinations

Non-Native English Speakers:

One of the following examinations is required of all students, both freshmen and transfers whose native language is not English:

  • TOEFL 
  • IELTS 
  • SAT

4. Financial Support Statement

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    41110 USD/year
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  • National Applies to you

    41110 USD/year
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Living costs for Salem

  • 1166 - 2110 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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