A Randolph-Macon College liberal arts education develops the mind and character of each student. This mission underlies the college’s ultimate purpose: to prepare undergraduates for successful lives.
RMC’s commitment to students’ futures is tightly woven in nearly every part of the educational experience. The pillars of our mission statement articulate how an RMC education lays the foundation for a successful life.
Founded in 1830, Randolph-Macon College is a residential, undergraduate, liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and devoted to the development of its students as lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and citizens of the world. Randolph-Macon emphasizes character development, ethical responsibility and personal accountability.
Randolph-Macon students become part of a community comprised of peers, faculty, staff, and alumni from various backgrounds, ethnicities, faiths, traditions, and cultures. The College’s historical relationship with the Methodist church laid the foundation for a community that embraces the vibrant exchange of diverse ideas and also celebrates and fosters compassion, cooperation, and understanding.
Guided by a faculty of teacher-scholars, Randolph-Macon students acquire and practice the skills and knowledge necessary to solve problems creatively and analytically, communicate effectively, and understand the historical, cultural, and philosophical complexities of the issues they address. A strong focus on individualized advising and mentoring ensures students’ academic success.
A Randolph-Macon education strongly emphasizes experiential learning through faculty-guided student research opportunities, international study and travel, service learning, and internships. The College’s proximity to Washington, DC and Richmond, Virginia enrich these curricular and co-curricular opportunities to gain practical experience.
A Randolph-Macon education extends beyond the classroom to include participation in athletics, leadership experiences, community service, and diverse student activities and organizations. Mentorship by coaches, staff, and faculty reinforces the College’s values and lessons.
Randolph-Macon prepares students for life after college and professional success by helping them to set career goals, make plans to achieve those goals, and develop the character, leadership, knowledge, and skills necessary to work in diverse settings.