high-impact learning experiences

Up close, hands-on learning sets RMC grads apart.

our distinguished history

Nearly 200 years (and counting)

Wash Frank building framed by blooming trees

meet the leadership team

Always planning for RMC’s bright future

Eight adults in graduation robes

we are all yellowjackets

Enriched by our diversity, we’re committed to inclusion.

a picture-perfect setting

They call Ashland “the Center of the Universe.”

A photo of the ashland train station with a Love sign on a wagon

up close
future ready
Our commitment to graduate success endures.

For nearly 200 years, Randolph-Macon College has been held in high regard for preparing students to build lives of personal meaning and professional value.

Our mission? To develop the mind and character of students. 

Today, the college continues to draw national recognition for its success
assembling hands-on experiences tailored to students’ individual goals and career aspirations.

RMC computer science faculty member working with students on robotics project

putting learning into action

Our connected curriculum lets undergraduates explore ideas across the sciences, humanities and arts, in more than 55 fields. We connect the great tradition of the liberal arts with emerging fields – and a graduate-level Physician Assistant (PA) studies program as well. In the classroom and beyond, students engage with their studies in a hands-on way, through internships, faculty-mentored research, and travel abroad. 

“I felt at home during my first year at Randolph-Macon. As a freshman, I was terrified to start college, but quickly made extremely close relationships with not only my peers, but with the faculty and staff at RMC. I felt extremely supported by the professors throughout my first year, as they encouraged me to learn without boundaries, share my ideas, and gain experience without fear of being wrong.”

Rhegan Murray ’25

a network of college-wide support

Student success is a community value. Professors, staff, career-planning advisers, coaches and even alums welcome students to our community just 15 minutes from Richmond. And then, they all work closely with students to help them achieve. 94% of students report having a professor who cares about them as a person – that’s a personal difference that pays dividends for life.

Personalized Pathways to Careers and Graduate School

We’re thinking ahead, just like you. In class and all across campus, students sharpen their interests and discover new passions. Their studies and the ways they lead, serve, and solve problems outside the classroom are directly connected to what they do next. It’s no surprise then that, as graduates, they are known for their problem-solving, social acumen, professionalism, character, and civility.

Team under confetti

a legacy of athletic excellence

The college’s renown extends to a pre-eminent athletics program, with 18 DIII sports including the 2022 NCAA Division III men’s basketball national champions and 10 Old Dominion Athletic Conference titles over the past few years. Exceptional for student athletes. Exceptionally fun for fans! 

  • 1,500
    undergraduate students
  • 125
    beautiful campus acres (located 15 minutes from Richmond)
  • 55+
    areas of study
  • 100%
    classes led by faculty
  • 16
    average class size
  • #15
    “Best Career Services in the U.S.” (Princeton Review)
  • 1,000+
    organizations where students have interned
  • 18
    NCAA DIII teams
  • Top 20
    alumni network in the U.S., based on participation in giving
  • #1
    undergraduate producer of female Ph.D.s in Virginia (and #10 nationwide)