R-MC extends a warm Yellow Jacket welcome to new freshmen and their families.
Randolph-Macon College President Robert R. Lindgren announces record-breaking numbers
for total student enrollment for fall 2012. For the first time, Randolph-Macon exceeded
1300 students, with 1312 kicking off this academic year. Freshmen and transfer students
moved in on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 and returning students moved in on Friday,
August 31. Classes began on Monday, September 3.
The Class of 2016 is the largest freshmen class in Randolph-Macon’s history. The
419 freshmen represent 20 states and five foreign countries and are very diverse,
with 54 percent female, 46 percent male and 23 percent representing an ethnic minority
group. In addition, 31 percent of the class received
Presidential Scholarships, R-MC’s signature scholarship that recognizes
students who demonstrate the highest levels of academic achievement and leadership.
“We are reaching significant enrollment milestones at Randolph-Macon,” said Lindgren.
“We have a talented new class of students this year. It is a rare feat when the
largest entering class in our history—from 2011—is succeeded by an even larger class
this fall. That, combined with a record number of returning students, is a testament
to our outstanding faculty and staff and the value of the liberal arts education
Premier R-MC Programs
During summer orientation, incoming freshmen were introduced to two premier programs
offered by the college. They are encouraged to immediately take advantage of
within the innovative Center for Personal and Career
Development. This integrated four-year career preparation program, which
includes a series of yearly workshops and individual counseling sessions, is available
to all students throughout their tenure at R-MC. The program aims to help Randolph-Macon
graduating students lead the pack when competing for jobs and top graduate schools
by focusing on their personal and academic development.
The Class of 2016 and their parents also signed R-MC’s
Four-Year Degree Guarantee. This partnership agreement pledges in writing
that freshmen entering after fall 2011, who meet all necessary requirements, will
graduate within four calendar years. If not, Randolph-Macon will waive tuition costs
for R-MC courses needed to complete the degree. Lindgren and Provost William Franz
met with each family and student during New Student Orientation to discuss and jointly
sign the Four-Year Degree Guarantee.
R-MC is known for its exceptional faculty, national and international internships,
study abroad and undergraduate research opportunities and unique First-Year Experience
and January Term programs. The college also offers students a wealth of organizations
and athletic programs. Randolph-Macon, the oldest United Methodist Church-affiliated
college in the nation, received recognition from the Phi Beta Kappa Society for
having the most outstanding chapter at a liberal arts college in the United States.