There are no easy "A's" at Roanoke College.
Sophomore Robert Hillman told News 7, "I think I've gotten one A, just one, yeah."
The website GradeInflation.com has listed Roanoke College has one of the toughest graders in the country.
The website came up with the top 16 schools in the country where it is hard to get an "A."
They include big name schools like Princeton and MIT.
Sophomore Erin Gibson told News 7, "While we are a really good school it's not one of the best known schools in the world so I was definitely surprised to be on the list."
GradeInflation.com found the most common grade at Roanoke College is a B and A's are earned less than 30% of the time.
Administrators at Roanoke College point out there are no mandates, its faculty is tough and sets high standards.
The Dean of the College acknowledges the distinction could backfire, some won't apply to Roanoke College because it is too tough, but there is no evidence of that so far.
"Two years ago, we had the largest freshmen class ever. We had the largest enrollment in the college. This year, we have the second highest enrollment in the college so we're doing just fine," said Dr. Richard Smith.
There are two other schools in Virginia that made the Top 16 list. They include Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Hampden-Sydney College.