Randolph College

2500 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, United States
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Overview of Randolph College

About this school

Randolph College is a selective, liberal arts college. Formerly known as Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Randolph currently enrolls men and women from 30 states and 36 countries and prides itself on attracting a diverse student body. The college offers a wide range of majors and pre-professional programs, competes in Division III athletics, and has a nationally recognized equestrian program. Its 100-acre campus is located in a residential section of Lynchburg, 55 miles northeast of Roanoke and 150 miles southwest of Washington, D.C.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:663
    • Men:242 (36.5%)
    • Women:421 (63.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Randolph College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
1
3

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
Not reported
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2500 Rivermont Avenue
City, State, Zip
Lynchburg, VA  24503
Phone
(434) 947-8100
Fax
(434) 947-8996
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
86% of 1,696 applicants were admitted
Women
89% of 1,078 applicants were admitted
Men
82% of 618 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
231 (16%) of 1,466 admitted students enrolled
Women
133 (14%) of 957 admitted students enrolled
Men
98 (19%) of 509 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.42
375 And Above
32%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
460-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
16%
• Score 500 - 600
44%
• Score 400 - 500
33%
• Score 300 - 400
5%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
490-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
34%
• Score 500 - 600
37%
• Score 400 - 500
27%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
7%
• Score 24 - 29
23%
• Score 18 - 23
55%
• Score 12 - 17
14%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $39,695 (69.36653560506771%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,580 (23.730886850152906%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,230 (2.1494102228047183%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,720 (4.7531673219746615%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Randolph College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning October 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003734
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
192 (95.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
174 (90.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
174 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
34 (19.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$34,868
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 89 (51.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,826
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 171 (98.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,599
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 22 (12.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
34 (16.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,718

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
556 (86.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
510 (91.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
510 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
93 (18.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$32,962
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 509 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,380
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 506 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,341
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 59 (11.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
129 (20.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,376

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
69%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$33,830
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Education, English, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Twins

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not reported

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not reported

Computer


Not reported

Foreign Language


Not reported

Math/Science


Not reported

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


71

Part-Time Faculty


12

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


81%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 52% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 33% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 11% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Sophomore Standing


Not reported

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not reported

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Randolph College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


67.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


53.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


58.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


59.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (37)


  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Museology/Museum Studies
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Not reported

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


None

Study Abroad


Biological/life sciences, Social sciences, Physical sciences, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study (3)


  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


77,113

Nearest Metropolitan Area


100 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
24.7 average low in January, 82.6 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
8 mile(s) from campus in Lynchburg
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Lynchburg
Nearest Train Station
Lynchburg

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


76% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


24%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not reported

Personal Counseling


Not offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Wildcat
School Colors
Black and yellow

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Randolph College offers not Reported

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


645

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
663
Women
421
Men
242

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 2.9% Asian
  • 16.0% Black/African-American
  • 6.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 6.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 68.0% White
  • 0.3% Unknown

International Students


3.9%

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


21

Student Resources

Study resources