See what students say:

Academics

At Randolph-Macon College, “everyone from the professors, to the other students, to the staff, … care about each student.” Those lucky enough to attend have the privilege of “creating the education experience [they] want.” As one student explains, “If you want to be an athlete, a triple major, and study abroad three times, you can do that!” A hallmark of a Randolph-Macon education? Small class sizes. As one undergrad notes, “The student-faculty ratio is roughly 11:1, and last year there were barely any classes over 30.” That makes it rather easy to “get to know professors and … build relationships with them.” Of course, it doesn’t hurt that professors at RMC “genuinely care about your success.” As one student concludes, “They are willing to help me in any topic. I am not just a number in a lecture hall, and they know my name. My questions in class have never been dismissed for the sake of proceeding with new material. I am very lucky to be where I am.”

Student Body

Undergrads at Randolph-Macon admit that their school isn’t the most diverse institution, making claims that they are a “predominantly white” student body with a mostly “middle-class status” that also tends to skew conservative. However, one undergrad insists that while many wouldn’t “view Randolph-Macon as diverse, … that is something they are working to broaden.” But regardless of background, nearly everyone describes their peers as “very welcoming and kind.” Another student underscores this point by sharing, “We are a tight community that works to support each other no matter if you are an athlete, a member of theater, or a part of any other organization on campus.” A classmate agrees adding, “I never leave my dorm without seeing someone I know, and I can always find a friendly face in a crowd.” Additionally, students report that most people are “extremely involved” and “genuinely care about the school and community.” As another satisfied undergrad sums up, “I have met some of the best people here, and have definitely found lifelong friends.”

Campus Life

Academics certainly take priority at Randolph-Macon, and many students report that “Sunday through Wednesday most people can be found in the library.” Nevertheless, they just as quickly assert that “Thursday through Saturday are for getting together and letting loose,” and say there are “so many options” from which to choose when you want to kick back. For starters, “athletic events … are very popular.” In fact, these undergrads—whether they’re part of the team or not— are so dedicated to their sports teams that “students will carpool to support their friends” in off-campus games. In case you think all these undergrads care about is athletics, know that “Greek life philanthropy events are widely supported too.” Of course, students here don’t just rely on school organized activities—they also make their own fun, which ranges from “random dance parties and movie nights” to days when they just “hang with … friends, take walks together, and bake.”

Overview

Applicants
2,907
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average HS GPA
3.57

GPA Breakdown

38%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 610
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component recommended

Deadlines

Early Action — November 15

Regular — March 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
172
with Terminal Degree
133

88
Women
84
Men
14
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
62%
Graduate in 5 years
65%
Graduate in 6 years
66%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Asian Studies/Civilization.
  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Neuroscience.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business/Commerce, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication, General.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature.
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Latin Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Criminology.
  • Economics, General.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • International Relations and National Security Studies, Other.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music, General.


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

Notable Faculty


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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
62%
Graduate in 5 years
65%
Graduate in 6 years
66%

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

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$26,448

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$26,668

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,216

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
72%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$36,055

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$27,136

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$41,200
Required Fees
$1,350
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,669
Transportation for Commuters
$780

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,488
Foreign Countries Represented
20

Demographics

1.08%
Asian
9.61%
African-American
4.40%
Hispanic
76.39%
Caucasian
1.29%
Unknown
2.30%
International

53% female
47% male
22% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
82%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
92%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

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

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Robert Plienis

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

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

29% join a fraternity
25% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

43% participate in intramural sports
30% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Yellow Jackets)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball
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
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Richmond

Sustainability


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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Betty Ann Pierce
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
P. O. Box 5005
Ashland, VA 23005

Phone
8047527305

Email
epierce@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 125 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: morning, afternoon, and some evening visit options
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Information sessions and tours are offered Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and most Saturday mornings beginning at 11:00 a.m.

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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