Students Say

Randolph-Macon College in Virginia is a small liberal arts school that “puts the needs of the student first, creates equal opportunity,” and “provides as much as the student wishes to garner from the experience.” The school places a focus on student development both inside and outside of the classroom, and offers “a lot of free resources and support for every student” that wishes to take advantage, including generous financial aid and study abroad included in tuition.

Overview

Applicants
2,955
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average HS GPA
3.57

GPA Breakdown

37%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
490 - 600
SAT Math
490 - 590
ACT Composite
21 - 26

Deadlines


Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Overall

Students Say

Randolph-Macon College in Virginia is a small liberal arts school that “puts the needs of the student first, creates equal opportunity,” and “provides as much as the student wishes to garner from the experience.” The school places a focus on student development both inside and outside of the classroom, and offers “a lot of free resources and support for every student” that wishes to take advantage, including generous financial aid and study abroad included in tuition.

The majority of students here cite the possibility of “personal connections” as the main reason for coming to Randolph-Macon, which “is all about the oneon-one interactions between the entire community.” Lectures are relatively infrequent and most of the academic classes are interactive and discussionbased so as to “maximize learning,” and students also “get a lot of opportunities to write throughout your classes.” “I love the small class sizes here; my largest class has eighteen students in it which makes it easy to get extra help and ask questions,” says a freshman. To top it off, the “very personable” professors are “extremely helpful and are willing to meet with you if you want to go over material.” They “bring their dogs to class, have class outside, invite students over for dinner and supply us with the resources to succeed.”

There are “many different opportunities to get involved and strengthen your leadership skills” outside of the classroom, such as study abroad, “the J-Term, working on campus, and career services/internship offices.” The “challenging but rewarding academic environment” also allows for undergrads to conduct and publish research quite easily. The “accessible” alumni network and staff are also “wonderful.” They are “truly interested in your success and are more than helpful when it comes to resumes, cover letters, internships, and anything related to the business professional world.”


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
148
with Terminal Degree
111

80
Men
68
Women
13
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
90%
Graduate in 5 years
99%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Doug Foard
President, Phi Beta Kappa

Hugh Scott
former Senate minority leader

Macon Brock, Jr.
Chairman/CEO, Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.

Jack Gibbons
science advisor to President Clinton

Greg Smith
Graduated from R-MC at age 13

J. Randy Forbes
Congressman from Virginia

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
85
Application Deadlines
Mar 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,424

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,944

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,779

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$34,930

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
68%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$22,951

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$35,360
Required Fees
$980
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,100

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$800

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Though most students here are “white,” “preppy,” and “southern,” the common thread is that this is “a small community of intelligent minded students that enjoy their weekends.” There is “fantastic student involvement and diversity of interests” at R-MC, and the typical “knows that academics are the most important, but never forgets that extracurriculars are a must!” People here are “driven and passionate about their success here while at college and in their futures.” By “going to parties on the weekend and saying hi to people you have classes with” students have no problem making friends, as “the campus is too small to not find a group to fit in with.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,394
Out of State
26%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
25

Demographics

1.98%
Asian
9.03%
African-American
4.33%
Hispanic
78.41%
Caucasian
1.84%
Unknown
2.35%
International

54% female
46% male
26% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Students at Randolph-Macon fit in by being a part of something bigger than themselves, whether it’s “greek life, athletics, intramurals, choir, orientation leaders, or Resident Assistants,” and “virtually EVERYONE is involved.” In addition, “many of the clubs are given a grant, so all of the events and trips you go on are free.” “It is impossible to not be involved in something here,” says a student. “If you are bored here, it is your own fault.” There is a college-sponsored activity going on every weekend, such as “ice cream socials, crafting, performances, comedians, etc,”; occasionally students travel off-campus for parties or other activities (Richmond is nearby for students who want a little urban action), but “life is generally centered on campus.” Some students do wish they could be kept a little more abreast of happenings around campus: “There isn’t a lot of advertisement for campus events, even though most of them are pretty fun.”

Dining options are universally panned by students, who frequently grab bites to eat elsewhere, and though “there is a party scene” it’s not the only option by a long shot. “There are so many subgroups that you might have to try to NOT find someone with similar interests,” assures a junior.


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
84%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
86
First-Year Students living on campus
95%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
85

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
85
Number of Honor Societies
18

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
4

26% join a fraternity
27% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

59% participate in intramural sports
35% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Yellow Jackets)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Women's Sports (Yellow Jackets)
9 Sports

Basketball
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: Office of Multicultural Affairs, Black Cultural Society, Multicultural Center, Multicultural Association, International Interest Group.

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Richmond

Sustainability

Green Rating
71

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
95

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
14

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
96%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Anthony Ambrogi
Director of Admissions

Address
P. O. Box 5005
Ashland, VA 23005

Phone
8047527305

Email
admissions@rmc.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Center at Brock Commons
Birdsong Residence Hall
Andrews Residence Hall
The Brock Sports and Recreation Center
Randolph-Macon Performing Arts Center
Campus is located on 120 acres in the suburban community of Ashland, Virginia. R-MC has six historic landmarks, including three academic buildings listed on the National Historic Register.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Paramount's Kings Dominion
Short Pump Town Center
Downtown Richmond
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Riverwalk and Brown's Island
Randolph-Macon is 15 miles north of downtown Richmond, VA; 90 miles south of Washington, DC; 60 miles east of the Blue Ridge Mountains; and 100 miles west of Virginia Beach. Randolph-Macon is conveniently located on the Amtrak line and a few miles off I-95.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8:30-5:00
8047527305

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 11:30am, 2:00pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
3:00pm

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@rmc.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Accepted students only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Amtrak station (on main north-south track) located at southwest corner of campus - northbound and southbound trains each stop twice a day. Richmond International Airport located about 25 minutes away. Taxi and limousine service to campus available.

Driving Instructions to Campus
I-95 to Exit 92 (Rt. 54 West-Ashland). Continue on Rt. 54 across Rt. 1 (third stoplight). About 1/2 mile after Rt. 1, turn right onto Henry Street. R-MC Welcome Center is on the corner. Admissions Office is located three blocks down on East Patrick Street.

Local Accommodations
Lodging within Ashland, VA: Ashland Inn, Budget Inn, Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Hampton Inn, Henry Clay Inn (bed and breakfast), Holiday Inn Express, Microtel Inn, Quality Inn and Suites, Sleep Inn, Super 8, Travelodge
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Key Stats

2,955
Applicants
1,394
Size
60%
Acceptance Rate
1080
SAT Scores

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