Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va., is one of the nation’s best institutions
for undergraduate education, according to U.S. News and World Report
and The Princeton Review. In its annual best college’s
edition, U.S. News and World Report ranked Randolph-Macon
in the top tier of national liberal arts and sciences colleges that offer bachelor's
degrees. Randolph-Macon College also is featured as one of the nation's best institutions
for undergraduate education in The Princeton Review’s
annual college guide, “The Best 366 Colleges.”
U.S. News and World Report ranked Randolph-Macon in its
top tier of national liberal arts and sciences colleges based on several variables
to include graduation and retention rates, faculty and financial resources, the
percentage of alumni donations, and peer assessments by presidents, chief academic
officers and deans of admissions at other colleges and universities.
The Princeton Review also named Randolph-Macon a top national
undergraduate institution after reviewing institutional data and surveying more
than 115,000 students. In the book's profile on Randolph-Macon, the guide highlights
the college's small class sizes and faculty-student relationships. In addition,
a student had this to say about the college and its dedicated faculty: "the professors
are the best part of Randolph-Macon; (they are) amazing, very social and easy to
talk to and approach with problems." Also, more than one undergraduate thinks the
college offers a “ great liberal arts education.”
Founded in 1830 by the Methodists and located in historic Ashland, Va., Randolph-Macon
College is a co-educational, national liberal arts and sciences college with a mission
of “developing the minds and character of its students.” The college achieves this
mission by creating unique moments of connection between faculty and students. These
one-on-one connections are supported by a student-faculty ratio of 10:1 and an average
class size of 16 students. With a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences
program and numerous opportunities for individualizing one’s education, Randolph-Macon
provides students with the skills necessary to succeed in their academic pursuits,
in their career, and in their lives.
Randolph-Macon offers a broad academic foundation, with a renewed focus on active
learning, including our Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program;
regional, national and international internship opportunities; R-MC’s study abroad
opportunities; and our unique and dynamic First Year Experience (FYE) program. These
programs provide innovative experiences that expose our students to career opportunities,
to other cultures, and to the rigors of postgraduate education.
In addition, R-MC’s Yellow Jacket sports teams, comprised of outstanding student-athletes,
compete in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference as a part of NCAA Division III.
The college also offers 15 varsity sports teams and has a strong intramural program
and dozens of social organizations.
Randolph-Macon also is committed to providing access and affordability to all students
who wish to attend. Accordingly, the college offers a variety of competitive financial
aid options and a wide variety of scholarships to help cover expenses.In
fact, more than 90 percent of R-MC students benefit from some sort of financial
Randolph-Macon College, ideally located in historic Ashland, just north of Richmond
and south of Washington D.C., is the oldest United Methodist affiliated college
in the nation and also a Phi Beta Kappa college.
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