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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Randolph College is a private college located in Lynchburg, Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 586 undergraduate students. The Randolph College acceptance rate is 87%. Popular majors include Biology, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Psychology. Graduating 51% of students, Randolph College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,100.
2500 Rivermont Ave
Lynchburg, VA 24503
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference

Randolph College Rankings

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Randolph Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
970-1180
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$26,802/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$30,563/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
586Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
14
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
41%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
  • Unique
    40%
  • Cliquey
    20%
  • Extroverted
    20%
  • Outgoing
    10%
  • Regressive
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.18 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.19 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
  • Small but Close
    36%
  • A Trap
    18%
  • Beautiful campus; Needs to improve in other fields
    18%
  • Small and beautiful
    18%
  • Beautiful
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
58%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses
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I specifically chose Randolph because I wanted a smaller school where the community is close-knit and so I could have 1 on 1 relations with professors in small classrooms, as opposed to classrooms with 100+ students that lessen the possibilities for questions and discussions in class. Randolph has a top-notch STEM program (I am an engineering major) and the entire staff in admissions, HR, business office, and registrar are very helpful and immediately attempt to help you with any issues, where larger colleges are swamped with people that need help and any issues you have go unresolved for days. Randolph has a diverse environment and I loved every minute of it!
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Years of enrollment shortfalls are taking a toll on student life and impacting the financial health of the college. Currently classes are online but if everybody was back on campus there would be just under 500, full time residential students. Falling revenue prior to the pandemic weakened the college and contributed to our selling properties around campus, cutting departmental budgets, eliminating a few programs and offering our most experienced professors early retirement to reduce payroll. Now the pandemic is making things worse and the college's endowment can only go so far to fill revenue gaps. It is a pretty place and things look good on the surface but underneath is worry and anxiety as the college struggles to attract and hold more students.
After the COVID-19 outbreak, the students were sent back home and the rest of the semester was converted to online learning (from about mid-March to early-May). The gist for most of the classes was to do video chat lectures on Google Meet during normal class hours and the teachers were great about working around my poor WiFi connections (fewer video chats, possible audio-only chats, altered times that suited me, etc.). The only issue is that the content covered by classes after the pandemic hit was lowered, making the classes very easy and not very fulfilling. One of my classes was an electronics lab, and the professor sent every student a kit with electronic components to continue learning as if we was still in the classroom.