in 1830 by the Methodists and located in historic Ashland, Va., Randolph-Macon College
is a selective, co-educational, national liberal arts and sciences college with
a mission of “developing the minds and character of its students.” R-MC 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 11:1, an
average class size of 15 students and an overall enrollment of approximately 1,300
Located just 15 miles north of Richmond and 90 miles south of Washington, D.C.,
Randolph-Macon offers students a broad academic foundation and provides them numerous
opportunities for individualizing their education. Students participate in groundbreaking
programs such as the Schapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program;
regional, national and international internship opportunities; R-MC’s numerous study
abroad opportunities; and the college’s innovative First Year Experience (FYE) program.
The College also features the new Randolph-Macon EDGE
program, a comprehensive, four-year career development program that is designed
to give students a "competitive advantage" in the job market or in securing acceptance
to graduate or professional schools. These exceptional programs prepare students
for successful careers and for the rigors of postgraduate education, and have positioned
R-MC graduates for success when they enter the real world.
Randolph-Macon graduates have used their educations to carve out successful careers
in politics, medicine, law, business, religion and the arts. They can be found in
leadership positions across the United States and throughout the world.
A Phi Beta Kappa college, Randolph-Macon is rated as a top national liberal arts
college by U.S. News & World Report's annual college guide.
In 2005, the college celebrated the 175th anniversary of its founding, and the commemorative
175th anniversary website is still accessible as an archive.