Why Randolph-Macon

Why R-MC

What’s the R-MC difference? Here you’ll find: 

A Roadmap for Your Future

Randolph-Macon’s The Edge Career Center makes your future a priority from your first day on campus. Our career preparation program, The Edge, provides a wealth of services and support to give you a competitive advantage—whether your goal is a career or graduate studies. 

An Extraordinary Education

As a nationally-ranked college of the liberal arts and sciences, Randolph-Macon prepares you for your 21st century future. 

An R-MC education:

  • commits significant resources to readying you for a career or graduate school
  • develops your skills of critical thinking, communication and problem solving
  • provides opportunities for leadership
  • encourages a global perspective
  • helps you make connections among areas of study
  • equips you with the flexibility to change careers

Professors Focused on Teaching

At Randolph-Macon you’ll find small classes. Professors who place students and teaching above their research. And there are no graduate teaching assistants (TAs) standing between you and your professors.

Our accomplished faculty members are committed to your education. An average class size of 16 means that your professors get to know you and have the time to mentor and support you—directly.

A Clear Path to Graduation

At Randolph-Macon, we’re committed to your success. The Terms of our Four-Year Degree Guarantee ensures that you won’t have to delay graduation just because you can’t get a class you need. That’s our promise. 

A Supportive Community 

At Randolph-Macon, you’ll feel welcome from your first campus visit onward. Along with our friendly students and caring faculty, our R-MC community includes a global alumni network available to support you while you’re a student and help you explore career options after graduation. 

Hands-On Learning Experiences

Randolph-Macon provides opportunities to put your learning in practice—and to learn even more in the process, as you see how the real world works. 

Our internship program allows you to gain experience in the workplace, and our active alumni network makes it easy to find opportunities. January (J-term) trips and study abroad can expose you to new worlds. The Schapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program enables graduate-level research. The opportunities are extensive, and we’ll help you identify the ones that are right for you.   

Pre-Professional Programs 

Randolph-Macon’s pre-professional programs provide the opportunities and support you need to prepare for further study. The R-MC advantage includes pre-med, pre-nursing, and physician-assistant partnerships with major medical schools, as well as pre-law and pre-engineering programs. 

A Spirited Campus 

Participation, trying new things and contributing to a community where you can make a difference can all be an important part of your college experience. And you can find so many ways to participate in campus life at Randolph-Macon. Intramural and varsity sports, campus events, student organizations, community service — they’re all here and it's all part of Yellow Jacket pride.

An Ideal Location 

At Randolph-Macon, you’re minutes from the history, culture and internship opportunities in Richmond. Within 90 miles, you have access to all the resources of Washington, D.C., to the north. And whenever you want, you can step off campus into the town of Ashland — a welcoming college town with lots of character to call your own.

Alumni Success

When you choose R-MC, you choose a college whose graduates have distinguished themselves in every field from law, medicine and engineering to education and business to politics and the arts. So whether your next step is graduate school or a career, you know you can get your start here.