Randolph-Macon College President Robert Lindgren is proud to announce
that overwhelming interest in R-MC produced the largest applicant pool in the
College’s history. This resulted in the highest overall enrollment
ever, with 1200 students kicking off the 2008 academic year! Ethnic diversity with
the freshman class is also a record-breaker with 24 percent of the incoming
class representing an ethnic minority group.
“This is terrific news for us and we couldn’t be more pleased in this unprecedented
interest to attend Randolph-Macon College,” said President Lindgren. “We believe
these numbers directly reflect our national reputation for providing an exceptional
liberal arts education. No doubt, this incredible success is due in large part to
our dedicated faculty and challenging academic program. And I am delighted that
our efforts to increase ethnic diversity have been so effective; we want to make
this outstanding education accessible to everyone."
In addition to ethnic diversity, this year’s incoming freshmen class also broke
enrollment records. The 2008 applicant pool is the largest in the college's
history with over 3,600 students applying. This is the third consecutive
year that R-MC has received a record number of applications which have resulted
in the past three largest entering freshmen classes in R-MC’s history. Overall,
the entering class represents Virginia, 22 other states and six foreign countries.
“I am very pleased that we have been able to have significant increases in applications,
enrollment, and in diversity while maintaining high academic quality of incoming
students," said R-MC Dean of Admissions, Dr. Steven Nape. “None of this would be
possible without having an outstanding and attractive academic institution to show
students and their families. The education and learning environment at Randolph-Macon
are second to none, and families see that when they visit our campus.”
Randolph-Macon is offering an excellent series of First Year Experience programs
for the upcoming academic year, 21 Study/Travel Courses in January Term 2009, national
and international internships and a breadth of research projects through its Schapiro
Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program.
"This is a terrific way to begin the new academic year," said Lindgren, "and we
warmly welcome each student into the Randolph-Macon family.”