Randolph-Macon College was ranked in the top tier as one of the best liberal arts
colleges in the nation in the 2011 issue of U.S. News and World Report’s
Best Colleges issue.
R-MC President Robert R. Lindgren said, “We believe that Randolph-Macon provides
an outstanding liberal arts education and we are pleased to receive this recognition.”
He added, “These rankings are just one of the many resources available to help parents
and students explore the opportunities and offerings available to them." He added,
“However, we still feel that the best way to assess the quality and benefits of
any college is for families to do their own research. We invite them to visit Randolph-Macon
and meet with our admissions staff and faculty to better understand how our affordable,
high quality academic program prepares students for post-graduate success and a
lifetime of changing careers.”
U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges issue has been published for
the past two decades. According to the U.S. News Media Group, schools are ranked
in categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
More than 1,400 accredited four-year schools are examined based on peer assessment,
graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial
resources, alumni giving, and, for National Universities and National Liberal Arts
Colleges, graduation rate performance and high school counselor ratings of colleges.
Randolph-Macon also placed near the top 100 from more than 600 colleges that made
Forbes magazine’s America’s Top Colleges list. Forbes has published
its America’s Best Colleges list since 2008, ranking more than 600 undergraduate
institutions. According to Forbes, the rankings are based on the quality
of the education colleges provide and the success of their alumni, faculty and student
achievements, affordability, and student satisfaction with their overall college
experience. This data is compiled with research from the Center for College Affordability
Randolph-Macon College, located in historic Ashland, just minutes north of Richmond
and 90 miles south of Washington, D.C., is a selective, nationally-ranked liberal
arts college of just over 1,200 students. The college achieves its mission of “developing
the minds and character of its students” through a combination of personal interaction
and academic rigor. The student-faculty ratio is 11:1 and the average class size
is 15 students. R-MC has an outstanding reputation for its exceptional faculty,
national and international internships, study abroad and undergraduate research
opportunities and unique First-Year Experience program. Randolph-Macon also offers
a wealth of social and athletic programs and has a competitive financial aid program.
The oldest United Methodist Church-affiliated College in the nation, R-MC received
recognition from the Phi Beta Kappa Society for having the most outstanding chapter
at a liberal arts college in the United States.
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