Students Say

Rest assured, at Randolph College, "You're not just a number; you matter as an individual." Indeed, this "small, tight-knit community" instantly "makes you feel welcome." Additionally, students at Randolph are grateful they attend a college that "promotes self discovery, personal growth, and individuality." Further, "small class sizes" allow for an "emphasis on student-professor relationships," a hallmark of a Randolph education. One undergrad happily confirms, "My academic experi­ ence has been challenging, there's no doubt, but the professor support has made that challenge enjoyable and exciting." A fellow student agrees, sharing, "My pro­ fessors are excellent.

Overview

Applicants
1,051
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average HS GPA
3.61

GPA Breakdown

38%
Over 3.75
23%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
490 - 610
SAT Math
480 - 590
ACT Composite
21 - 28

Deadlines


Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Interview

Overall

Students Say

Rest assured, at Randolph College, "You're not just a number; you matter as an individual." Indeed, this "small, tight-knit community" instantly "makes you feel welcome." Additionally, students at Randolph are grateful they attend a college that "promotes self discovery, personal growth, and individuality." Further, "small class sizes" allow for an "emphasis on student-professor relationships," a hallmark of a Randolph education. One undergrad happily confirms, "My academic experi­ ence has been challenging, there's no doubt, but the professor support has made that challenge enjoyable and exciting." A fellow student agrees, sharing, "My pro­ fessors are excellent. Everyone I have had here has been supremely knowledgeable, understanding and helpful to students. The number one goal is always to make students better thinkers." Finally, as this student gushes, "My professors are amaz­ ing! Their passion for the subject matter and course content is infectious. I look forward to each class each day and feel confident in my education. Learning is interesting and fun here, and professors are eager to answer questions and provide resources to supplement lectures and experiments. Often professors list their home phone numbers on syllabi to allow students to contact them outside of office hours. Every professor replies to e-mail quickly, and professors are all very easy to com­ municate with in the classroom and one-on-one."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
73
with Terminal Degree
66

42
Women
31
Men
9
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
90%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Blanche Lambert Lincoln
Former U.S. Senator, Arkansas

Anne Tucker
Curator of Photography Houston Museum of Fine Arts

Kakenya Ntaiya
Humanitarian, educator

Ellen Chenoweth
Casting director

Elizabeth Ann Grimm
Cancer researcher

Carolyn Aldige
Founder and CEO, Prevent Cancer Foundation

Candy Crowley
CNN senior political correspondent

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
71
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Oct 1

Bang For Your Buck

Randolph College is part of CAREER15, a unique resource of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges that connects students and graduates of 15 independent Virginia colleges with more than 140 companies seeking interns and employees including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations. The Experiential Learning Center prepares students for networking with employers. Student government is very visible and active. Required internships are part of the College’s curriculum and many students take advantage of multiple internship or service learning opportunities. There’s no minimum GPA or standardized test score requirements, but be aware that most successful candidates have impressive classroom credentials. Many students over breaks or in the summer have internships or study abroad. One student tells us that “it is also a very small school with most of my classes having 10 students or less, this was an important factor in picking a school.” 90% of students live on campus, and more than 40 percent of enrollees come from another state originally. Women outnumber men 2:1, and there are only 500 or so students in total at the school.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,280

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,029

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,350

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,723

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
70%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$20,596

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$33,500
Required Fees
$510
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

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

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
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

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

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Undergrads at Randolph emphatically state that there's no typical student to be found wandering around campus. As one knowing undergrad shares, "Students vary widely in background and personality, preferences, [and] habits."Additionally, a "considerable percentage of the student body is comprised of international stu­ dents," which certainly adds to the diversity of the school. Of course, if pressed to throw out some adjectives, Randolph undergrads will likely say that their peers are "hardworking, artistic, and caring." They are also "intelligent," "unafraid to speak their minds," and "committed to doing excellent work." Fortunately, "being such a small campus, it is hard not [to] develop lots of friends from several different social groups," and certainly, "campus traditions help form a very strong sense of com­ munity here." Or, as one content undergrad simply states, "Everyone gets along fairly well and it's not too hard to fit in when there aren't really any labels for people."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
665
Out of State
45%

International
12%
Foreign Countries Represented
19

Demographics

2.70%
Asian
9.63%
African-American
6.42%
Hispanic
77.20%
Caucasian
12.33%
International

64% female
36% male
45% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview

Students Say

According to many undergrads, "life at Randolph is always busy and exciting." As one ecstatic student quickly asserts, "I don't think I have [been] bored [since] the day I stepped foot on this campus." And why would you be? Indeed, there are "a wide variety of clubs and organizations [in which] to become involved." Moreover, there are "many sports teams and exciting competitions to watch" as well as intramurals, which "offer a chance for non-athletes to" participate." In addition, there are a myriad of "parties and dances...sponsored by various organizations." These events are typically well-attended by students, as "they never disappoint." And for those undergrads looking for an activity a little more out of the box, there's "even a game called Humans vs Zombies where students dress up and try to 'turn people into zombies' with Nerf guns. It's a lot of fun." Randolph is also home to many proud traditions and students love to partake. An insider reveals, "The even-odd class rivalry is definitely one popular school tradition. Skeller Sings are one of the events where the even spirit society (ETAs) and odd spirit society (Gammas) will sing (read: shout) songs at each other and try to create distractions while the other group sings." Finally, when students want to look beyond the campus for fun, they can "go hiking, swimming, and boating at all the lakes, rivers, and trails. [Indeed] there is a lot of nature and history surrounding the Lynchburg area."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
86%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
88
First-Year Students living on campus
95%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
89

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
43
Number of Honor Societies
18

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
6

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Wildcats)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Horseback Riding
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Wildcats)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Horseback Riding
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Bridges, an organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning students and supportive friends, strives to build bridges of understanding among campus communities.

Minority Support Groups

Sustainability

Ambitious and forward-thinking, Virginia’s Randolph College has committed to pursue zero-waste and zero emissions in the coming years. Using engaging, inventive practices, the college is already making strides in the direction of sustainability. Last year, Randolph teamed up with four other institutions to become the first group in its electricity territory to be allowed to buy from a company producing electricity from emission-free resources only. Academically, Randolph already offers a BA in environmental studies and a BS in environmental sciences, requires all undergraduate students to take a course in its “Global Issues” family, which relates to sustainability. The college earns especially high marks in terms of transportation solutions: a fleet of bikes is available free of charge for students to check out during daylight hours; the college offers lockers, showers, and bike storage; a free hourly shuttle service (which has fourteen seats and always departs full) to local attractions is offered on Fridays and weekends; the campus coordinates its own carpooling program; and it is launching a partnership with a regional ride-sharing program called RIDE Solutions. To minimize commuting impact for faculty and staff, Randolph owns houses next to campus and offers them for rent to employees before marketing them generally. In addition to encouraging recycling and composting, the college collects and donates old furniture to charities, and when economically comparable, dining services purchase as much locally grown and organic food as possible. Looking ahead, Randolph’s Climate Action plan aims to purchase low- or zero-emission vehicles, while the college continues to manage campus grounds in an environmentally friendly manner, install renewable energy sources, build every new structure according to LEED Silver standards, and build campus awareness and engagement.

Green Rating
97
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
20%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

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
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
154

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
Yes

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
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

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

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Ros Whitley
Visit Coordinator

Address
Admissions Office
2500 Rivermont Ave.
Lynchburg, VA 24503

Phone
800-745-7692

Email
admissions@randolphcollege.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Maier Museum of Art
Randolph College Riding Center
The Greek Amphitheater
Organic Garden
New Student Center (2013 completion date)
New field and track Main Grounds (coffee bar) Houston Chapel

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Blackwater Creek Trail
Blue Ridge Parkway
Wintergreen Ski Resort
Poplar Forest (Thos. Jefferson's summer home)
Appalachian Trail
Rafting and biking also available in the area http://www.lynchburgva.gov/Index.aspx?page=2

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; Saturday
M-F 9am-4pm; Sat by appt.
800-745-7692

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, other times by appt.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://wildcats.randolphcollege.edu/recruit/

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Not available during exam period

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Lynchburg Municipal Airport is a 20-minute drive from campus. Call the Admissions Office for special arranged pickup. Taxi and limousine service are available at the airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
The major north-south highway to Lynchburg is U.S. Rte. 29. The major east-west highway is U.S. Rte. 460. Both of these roads have clear signs to the College. In Lynchburg, Main St. (which is one-way) becomes Rivermont Ave. Continue on Rivermont Ave. about 2 miles to entrance of Randolph, on the right.

Local Accommodations
Holiday Inn Select (601 Main St.; 800-465-4329), Craddock Terry Hotel (1312 Commerce Street; 434.455.1500), Kirkley Hotel(2900 Candlers Mountain Rd; 866-510-6333), Hampton Inn (5604 Seminole Ave; 800-426-7866), Marriott Courtyard (4640 Murray Place; 800-321-2211). Bed and breakfasts: The Residence (2460 Rivermont Ave.; 888-835-0387), The Federal Crest Inn (1101 Federal St.; 800-818-6155), Ivy Creek Farm (2812 Link Road; 800-689-7404)
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Key Stats

1,051
Applicants
665
Size
84%
Acceptance Rate
1080
SAT Scores

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