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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
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.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
204 Henry St
Ashland, VA 23005
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
62%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1050-1230
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$26,575/ 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
$25,338/ 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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,428Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
25
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
32%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • 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
95%
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
Report
  • 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
66%
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
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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!
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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.