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Academics

At Randolph-Macon College, “everyone from the professors, to the other students, to the staff, … care about each student.” Those lucky enough to attend have the privilege of “creating the education experience [they] want.” As one student explains, “If you want to be an athlete, a triple major, and study abroad three times, you can do that!” A hallmark of a Randolph-Macon education? Small class sizes. As one undergrad notes, “The student-faculty ratio is roughly 11:1, and last year there were barely any classes over 30.” That makes it rather easy to “get to know professors and … build relationships with them.” Of course, it doesn’t hurt that professors at RMC “genuinely care about your success.” As one student concludes, “They are willing to help me in any topic. I am not just a number in a lecture hall, and they know my name. My questions in class have never been dismissed for the sake of proceeding with new material. I am very lucky to be where I am.”

Student Body

Undergrads at Randolph-Macon admit that their school isn’t the most diverse institution, making claims that they are a “predominantly white” student body with a mostly “middle-class status” that also tends to skew conservative. However, one undergrad insists that while many wouldn’t “view Randolph-Macon as diverse, … that is something they are working to broaden.” But regardless of background, nearly everyone describes their peers as “very welcoming and kind.” Another student underscores this point by sharing, “We are a tight community that works to support each other no matter if you are an athlete, a member of theater, or a part of any other organization on campus.” A classmate agrees adding, “I never leave my dorm without seeing someone I know, and I can always find a friendly face in a crowd.” Additionally, students report that most people are “extremely involved” and “genuinely care about the school and community.” As another satisfied undergrad sums up, “I have met some of the best people here, and have definitely found lifelong friends.”

Campus Life

Academics certainly take priority at Randolph-Macon, and many students report that “Sunday through Wednesday most people can be found in the library.” Nevertheless, they just as quickly assert that “Thursday through Saturday are for getting together and letting loose,” and say there are “so many options” from which to choose when you want to kick back. For starters, “athletic events … are very popular.” In fact, these undergrads—whether they’re part of the team or not— are so dedicated to their sports teams that “students will carpool to support their friends” in off-campus games. In case you think all these undergrads care about is athletics, know that “Greek life philanthropy events are widely supported too.” Of course, students here don’t just rely on school organized activities—they also make their own fun, which ranges from “random dance parties and movie nights” to days when they just “hang with … friends, take walks together, and bake.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Betty Ann Pierce
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
P. O. Box 5005
Ashland, VA 23005

Phone
8047527305

Email
epierce@rmc.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Center at Brock Commons
Birdsong Residence Hall
Andrews Residence Hall
The Brock Sports and Recreation Center
Randolph-Macon Performing Arts Center
Campus is located on 125 acres in the suburban community of Ashland, Virginia. R-MC has six historic landmarks, including three academic buildings listed on the National Historic Register.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Paramount's Kings Dominion
Short Pump Town Center
Downtown Richmond
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Riverwalk and Brown's Island
Randolph-Macon is 15 miles north of downtown Richmond, VA; 90 miles south of Washington, DC; 60 miles east of the Blue Ridge Mountains; and 100 miles west of Virginia Beach. Randolph-Macon is conveniently located on the Amtrak line and a few miles off I-95.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8:30-5:00
8047527305

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: morning, afternoon, and some evening visit options
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Information sessions and tours are offered Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and most Saturday mornings beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@rmc.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Accepted students only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Amtrak station (on main north-south track) located at southwest corner of campus - northbound and southbound trains each stop twice a day. Richmond International Airport located about 25 minutes away. Taxi and limousine service to campus available.

Driving Instructions to Campus
I-95 to Exit 92 (Rt. 54 West-Ashland). Continue on Rt. 54 across Rt. 1 (third stoplight). About 1/2 mile after Rt. 1, turn right onto Henry Street. R-MC Welcome Center is on the corner. Admissions Office is located three blocks down on East Patrick Street.

Local Accommodations
Lodging within Ashland, VA: Ashland Inn, Budget Inn, Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Hampton Inn, Henry Clay Inn (bed and breakfast), Holiday Inn Express, Microtel Inn, Quality Inn and Suites, Sleep Inn, Super 8, Travelodge

Admissions

Applicants: 2,907
Acceptance Rate: 67%
Average HS GPA: 3.57







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