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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    D+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
204 Henry St
Ashland, VA 23005
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
From Randolph-Macon College

Founded in 1830, Randolph-Macon College has had one core focus: to develop the minds and characters of our students. We achieve this by offering a broad-based and personalized college experience that features career-driven preparation through our Edge Career Center, nationally recognized academic programs, a thriving campus life, and a powerful alumni network. We invite you to learn more about Randolph-Macon College and how it provides a truly personal and transformational college education.

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Randolph-Macon College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
March 1
Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
1050-1240
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$27,429/ 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
$27,640/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Engineering at R-MC

R-MC's ABET accredited Engineering program prepares graduates to communicate effectively, think critically, engage on global and industry challenges, and thrive as team members and leaders. There is a rigorous focus on technical proficiency, imagination, and real-world analysis through the study of engineering mechanics and project-based design.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,464Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
24
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
36%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
  • Actively involved in school and other activities
    32%
  • Academically motivated
    28%
  • Bored out of their minds
    20%
  • Outgoing
    8%
  • Future Leader
    4%
  • Miserable
    4%
  • Party Goer
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.43 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.48 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Small and friendly
    35%
  • Excellent
    22%
  • The professors truly care about their students.
    17%
  • Boring
    9%
  • Determined
    9%
  • Fun
    4%
  • Horrible
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $49,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    68%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    92%
    National
    83%
    86%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses

    Randolph-Macon College Reviews

    489 reviews
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    Diversity: There is a HUGE LACK of diversity at this school. Nearly 90% of the students are cookie-cut white kids. As a minority, I honestly felt very out of place since everyone was so boringly-alike another person.

    Food: The food is alright, but because there are only 3 places to choose from, you get bored of the options really quickly. 3 places to eat at (1 is a small "cafe"). Dining hall estes is edible, but since they have tried to be "diverse" with their cooking, things have not been good.

    Education: The education at RMC is extremely rigorous and difficult! I am a smart student, IB diploma recipient, top 5% in high school, yet received a 2.5 first semester. The professors are there to help, and somewhat care about you, but dont even think about asking them to round up your grades or for extra credit. ALSO RMC CREDITS TRANSFER HORRIBLY

    If you are looking an easy major or easy workload of classes, DO NOT come to this school. The learning is fast-paced and very hard.
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    Randolph-Macon college is an amazing school to attend if you like a small setting with a loving community foundation. You're not just a number, rather you are a friend, a classmate, a student, and most importantly, family. The campus is beautiful and everyone within truly cares about your success. Lots of outlets for academic and social advancement!
    Randolph-Macon is a good school for educational purposes. It's a small school; the teachers are very respectful and are willing to help you with long as you put the effort in. The number of Alumni who are willing to go back to the school and actually help the students is a great opportunity to make connections in your field. However, Randolph-Macon the living situation is ridiculous. They overbook freshman housing a lot, so it usually ends up having people in random places. The housing situation is ridiculous. You pay pretty much double than actually renting a house in the area to live on campus. The good thing with that many people do end up committing; however, do that commuting, there are cars everywhere, and you can never find a parking spot. The food situation well, there is a decent food restaurant on campus unless you're willing to eat burgers every day. That's just looking at the pictures at Etsy Dining hall on google, and you'll realize why the food situation is bad.