Randolph College

Lynchburg, VA

Randolph College is a selective, liberal arts college. Formerly known as Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Randolph currently enrolls men and women from 30 states and 36 countries and prides itself on attracting a diverse student body. The college offers a wide range of majors and pre-professional programs, competes in Division III athletics, and has a nationally recognized equestrian program. Its 100-acre campus is located in a residential section of Lynchburg, 55 miles northeast of Roanoke and 150 miles southwest of Washington, D.C.

Website: www.randolphcollege.edu/

Private
Co-ed
663
Undergraduate
Students
(63.5%) 421 Women
(36.5%) 242 Men
21
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
86% of 1,696 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.42
SAT Math
460-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
490-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
19-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$57,225
Tuition and Fees
$39,695
Room and Board
$13,580
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Freshman Award
$34,868
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,830
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
71
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 52% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 11% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Lynchburg Population
77,113
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
76% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Wildcat
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
2.9% Asian
16.0% Black/African-American
6.2% Hispanic/Latino
6.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.0% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students
3.9%
First-Year Students Returning
67.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
53.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3  
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies    
History 2  
Academic Electives 1 3

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only Considered if submitted Not reported
ACT Only Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2500 Rivermont Avenue
City, State, Zip
Lynchburg, VA 24503
Phone
(434) 947-8100
Fax
(434) 947-8996
E-mail
admissions@randolphcollege.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
86% of 1,696 applicants were admitted
Women
89% of 1,078 applicants were admitted
Men
82% of 618 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
231 (16%) of 1,466 admitted students enrolled
Women
133 (14%) of 957 admitted students enrolled
Men
98 (19%) of 509 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.42
3.75 and Above
32%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
460-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
16%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
33%
Score of 300 - 400
5%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
490-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
34%
Score of 500 - 600
37%
Score of 400 - 500
27%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
19-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
7%
Score of 24 - 29
23%
Score of 18 - 23
55%
Score of 12 - 17
14%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 13%
Top quarter: 35%
Top half: 75%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$57,225
Tuition and Fees
$39,695
Room and Board
$13,580
Books and Supplies
$1,230
Other Expenses
$2,720
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning October 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003734
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
192 (95.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
174 (90.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
174 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
34 (19.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$34,868
Need-Based Gift
Received by 89 (51.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,826
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 171 (98.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,599
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 22 (12.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
34 (16.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,718

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
556 (86.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
510 (91.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
510 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
93 (18.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$32,962
Need-Based Gift
Received by 509 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,380
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 506 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,341
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 59 (11.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
129 (20.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,376

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
69%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,830
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Education, English, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Twins
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not reported
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Museology/Museum Studies
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Biological/life sciences, Social sciences, Physical sciences, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
None
Study Abroad
Not reported
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not reported
Math/Science
Not reported

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
71
Part-Time Faculty
12
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
81%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 52% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 11% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
 
Sophomore Standing
Not reported

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
 
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not reported
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Lynchburg Population
77,113
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
100 acres

Weather

Temperature
24.7 average low in January, 82.6 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Lynchburg
Nearest Train Station
Lynchburg

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
76% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
24%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not reported
Personal Counseling
Not offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Wildcat
School Colors
Black and yellow

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Equestrian Sports x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
Not Reported
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
663
Women
421 (63.5%)
Men
242 (36.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
645
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
2.9% Asian
16.0% Black/African-American
6.2% Hispanic/Latino
6.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.0% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students.
3.9%
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
21

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
67.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
53.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
58.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
59.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Law 2%
Arts and Sciences 19%
Medicine 2%
Veterinary Medicine 2%
Education 5%
Other 1%

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