Randolph-Macon is an undergraduate, coeducational college of the liberal arts. The
purpose of a Randolph-Macon education is to develop the mind and the character of
its students. They are challenged to communicate effectively, to think analytically
and critically, to experience and appreciate the creative process, to develop qualities
of leadership, and to synthesize what they know with who they are.
At Randolph-Macon College the liberal arts constitute a comprehensive educational
opportunity. The curriculum includes exposure both to broad perspectives and specific
concepts. Students explore the natural and social sciences, the arts, and the humanities,
while they also achieve a deeper understanding of the single discipline in which
they major. They are guided in this endeavor by a faculty of teacher-scholars who
are dedicated to the liberal arts and active in their professional disciplines and
in the extra-curricular life of the campus.
At Randolph-Macon the maturation and testing of the skills, values, and character
required for a lifetime of challenges extends beyond the classroom. Students are
encouraged to meet with faculty both socially and intellectually, and they have
the opportunity to participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities. Interaction
within the college community is assured by residential environment and an enrollment
of approximately 1,250. Located in Ashland,
Virginia Randolph-Macon College offers a curriculum and a cultural life enriched
by the close proximity of Metropolitan Richmond and Washington, D.C.
A Randolph-Macon education conveys a sense of life defined by
historical continuity and ethical responsibility. Founded by Methodists
in 1830, Randolph-Macon is an independent college that retains a relationship with
the United Methodist Church. Through this living tie the College draws strength
from a religious tradition that nurtures creative social change and personal accountability.
Randolph-Macon believes that a liberal arts education challenges the intellect,
imagination, and character. Graduates of the College have the capacity to realize
their potential as professionals, leaders, and lifelong learners. The comprehensive
nature of a liberal arts education at Randolph-Macon
College prepares students to respond to the changing career opportunities and to
meet life's challenges with confidence, enthusiasm, and ethical awareness.