Randolph College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Randolph College
Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia. Allen Grove

Randolph College Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 84%, Randolph College admits the large majority of applicants each year. Those interested in applying will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or ACT. Randolph College accepts the Common Application, which can save applicants time and energy. If you have any questions about applying, be sure to contact someone from the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

Randolph College Description:

Founded in 1891, Randolph College is a small private liberal arts college located in Lynchburg, Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Liberty University is a twenty-minute drive away from Randolph's attractive 100-acre campus. Now co-educational, the college had been Randolph-Macon Woman's College until 2007. Students get a lot of personal attention at Randolph—the college has an impressive 9 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 12. Not surprisingly, the college ranks well in the National Survey of Student Engagement, and the school takes pride in the close relationships that develop between faculty, staff, and students. Randolph College also does well in national rankings for value, and nearly all students receive significant grant aid. Randolph has had a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for nearly a century, a testimony to its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, and the school is home to a total of 18 academic honor societies. Students can choose from 29 majors and 43 minors, and Randolph also offers several pre-professional programs in areas such as law, medicine, nursing, and veterinary studies. Student life is active on this residential campus with a wide range of clubs and organizations including WWRM Student Radio, Food and Justice Club, and numerous performing arts groups. On the athletic front, the Randolph Wildcats compete in the NCAA Division III Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). The university fields seven men's and nine women's intercollegiate sports. 

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 679 (663 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 34% Male / 66% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $36,770
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,580
  • Other Expenses: $1,900
  • Total Cost: $52,350

Randolph College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 74%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,141
    • Loans: $7,504

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Art History, Biology, Business, Creative Writing, History, Psychology, Social Sciences

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 17%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 53%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 60%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball

If You Like Randolph College, You May Also Like These Schools:

If you're looking for a small college with a liberal arts focus in Virginia, be sure to look at Roanoke College, Hollins University (women only), Ferrum College, and Emory and Henry College. You should also check out Washington and Lee University, but keep in mind that the admissions standards are quite a bit higher than Randolph College. 

If your search isn't restricted to small colleges, there are many larger universities that are popular with Randolph College applicants. Take a look at Old Dominion University, the University of Richmond, and, of course, the state's flagship public university, the University of Virginia.

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