Randolph-Macon is a private, Christian college located in Ashland, Virginia in the Richmond Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,428 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Randolph-Macon acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Communications, Business, and Biology. Graduating 66% of students, Randolph-Macon alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,200.
NCAA Division III (with football)
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.43 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.48 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses
Randolph-Macon College Reviews
I love my time here at RMC. The first reason is because of the hands on experiences you get in your major right in your freshman year. I have already worked with company’s like the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, and Stantec. I am going into my junior year! RMC also has a very friendly atmosphere! It’s easy to make friends here and you are guaranteed a wave on your way to every class!
Randolph-Macon College relies almost purely on its reputation as a historically prestigious liberal-arts college. It is steadily lowering academic standards in hopes to grow the college. However, it is not prepared to accommodate students, with housing already at capacity with just above 1,400 students. R-MC's graduation rate has dropped almost 10% in the past three years, most likely caused by its acceptance rate also dropping 8%. The college is willingly admitting students who they know do not have what it takes to graduate. It does this all while charging tuition nearly double that of Harvard or Yale. On the bright side, Randolph-Macon does have very successful athletics for such a small school.
I love the liberal arts approach at Randolph Macon College. I believe that the college has some amazing professors who really seem to take the time to explain the material effectively to students and are always available for help. The academic and on-campus involvement opportunities are abundantly available to students. However, more diversity would be welcome on campus to create a more inclusive environment.