College Impressions Series: Randolph-Macon
In a phrase: Randolph-Macon is well-rounded.
Randolph-Macon is a private, liberal arts college set on a 125-acre campus in Ashland, Virginia. It is minutes from Richmond, VA, which, if you've never visited, is just dripping with charm. With about 1600 undergraduate students, the college has a student/faculty ratio of 11:1 and classes average at around 16 students. All classes are taught by professors, 97% of whom hold terminal degrees. Some of the most popular majors are biology, communications, engineering and nursing. 35% of Randolph-Macon students study abroad, and all students are encouraged to complete internships as well. They offer courses in a 4-1-4 format, with a 1-month January intensive term, allowing students more flexibility with their study options. Check out their website to learn more.
Who is Randolph-Macon for?
A/B students who have participated in some extracurricular activities in high school, as well as taken some academically rigorous courses and done well. It is a great place for students seeking a level of academic rigor, but also may need more support than a larger, more competitive university can offer. This is a great college for students who want to participate in sports and/or Greek life, but still prefer a smaller campus. It is also great for students who enjoy giving back to their community, as they clock around 25,000 service hours per year.
Specs and Fun Facts
They have an Amtrak station on campus that goes to DC, among other places
They offer 155+ career development programs per year
They have 100 clubs and organizations, plus 13 fraternities and sororities
Over 95% of students receive some form of financial aid
Undergraduate students have the opportunity to publish original research
They have a 24/7 dedicated study space in the library
One-third of students do sports and one-third of students participate in Greek life
DIII sports and a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference