Randolph-Macon College

Ashland, VA

Randolph-Macon College

Ashland, VA

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Give yourself the R-MC edge

Since our founding in 1830, Randolph-Macon College has had one core focus: to develop the minds and characters of our students. We achieve this by offering a broad-based curriculum that features career-driven preparation through our Edge Career Center. With nationally recognized programs and numerous opportunities for individualizing your education, Randolph-Macon will provide you with the skills you need to succeed in your academic pursuits, in your career, and in your life.

Education for the real world
Today’s workplace requires adaptive minds capable of critical thinking, problem-solving, and the ability to find, synthesize, and apply information in complex settings. These are the essential tools for success.

Our curriculum prepares students to meet these needs. Randolph-Macon challenges you to think analytically, communicate effectively, question critically, and innovate constantly. With an average class size of 16 students, our courses are focused on guided exploration with professors who are committed to your education. Discussions and labs encourage collaboration with peers. An array of research and other hands-on projects provide experience that can help you develop marketable skills. 

The Randolph-Macon Edge
For success after college, Randolph-Macon’s Edge Career Center provides a customized four-year pathway to postgraduate achievement that begins during freshman orientation. Preparation includes but is not limited to partnerships with faculty, alumni, parents, and the professional community. Through career exploration, planning, and a foundation in academic excellence, students graduate with the skills and the confidence needed for whatever their futures may hold. Our graduates excel in their chosen career fields, from business to science, law to medicine, education to journalism, and beyond. 

Location matters
Randolph-Macon College is ideally located in Ashland, Virginia—affectionately known as the “Center of the Universe.” Nearby Richmond offers impressive internship opportunities, including several with Fortune 500 companies. Students also arrange internships in New York City or Washington, DC, while others travel or work abroad. Tapping into our active global alumni network increases these remarkable opportunities.

Leadership opportunities abound
Randolph-Macon offers more than 100 clubs and organizations, including 18 intercollegiate varsity sports, 12 national Greek letter organizations, and an active intramural program. Because of our size, students are able to take advantage of every opportunity they are interested in, gaining genuine leadership experience inside and outside the classroom.

Pre-professional programs
Since 1920, Randolph-Macon graduates have earned more PhDs than graduates of any other private liberal arts college in Virginia. We have cooperative agreements in many fields with other institutions and multiple pre-professional programs. Our Pre-med partnerships allow qualified students to earn early acceptance to medical programs such as VCU School of Medicine, VCU School of Nursing, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Eastern Virginia Physician Assistant Program, and The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Other pre-professional programs offered include Environmental Management, Pre-engineering, Pre-law, and Pre-ministry as well as our partnerships with Duke University and the University of Virginia.

Four-Year Degree Guarantee
Our Four-Year Degree Guarantee is an example of our commitment to personal attention and affordability. At many institutions, students often find themselves competing for space in classes and struggling to complete graduation requirements on time. An extra year means extra tuition costs and delayed graduation.  At Randolph-Macon, if a student meets our guarantee requirements and cannot graduate within four calendar years, R-MC will waive the tuition cost for courses needed to complete their degree. 

R-MC At A Glance 

Majors, Minors, and Other Programs

• Accounting
• Anthropology
• Archaeology
• Art History
• Arts Management
• Asian Studies
• Astrophysics
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Black Studies
• Business
• Chemistry
• Chinese
• Classical Studies
• Communication Studies
• Computer Science
• Criminology
• Cybersecurity
• Drama
• Economics
• Education
• Engineering Physics
• English
• Environmental Studies
• Ethics
• Film Studies
• Forensic Science
• Forestry
• French
• German
• Greek
• History
• International Relations
• International Studies
• Japanese
• Japanese Studies
• Journalism
• Latin
• Mathematics
• Music
• Neuroscience (Behavioral)
• Nursing (BSN)
• Philosophy
• Physics
• Political Science
• Pre-law
• Pre-medical
   - Dentistry
   - Pharmacy
   - Nursing
   - Physician Assistant
   - Veterinary
• Pre-ministry
• Psychology
• Religious Studies
• ROTC (Army)
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Studio Art
• Women’s Studies
• Writing

• 1,500+ students
• 46% male, 54% female
• 30 states and 20 nations represented

• Full-time faculty: 100+ (99% with PhDs)
• Student-faculty ratio: 11:1
• Average class size: 16 students

• Apply: R-MC application or the Common Application
• Materials needed: SAT or ACT scores, official transcripts, letter of recommendation
• Deadlines:
   - Early Action: November 15
   - Regular Decision: March 1
• Decision deadline: May 1

Financial Aid:
• Scholarship range: $16,000 to full tuition
• Over 95% of students receive scholarships or grants.
• Over 60% receive need-based aid.
• Average net price: $25,000
• Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant or VTAG (Virginia residents only): Up to $3,400

• Ashland, Virginia—15 miles north of Richmond
• Within a two-hour drive to/from Washington, DC
• Ashland Amtrak Station conveniently located adjacent to campus

Recent Campus Improvements:
• State-of-the-art science building, Macon F. Brock, Jr. Hall
• New apartment-style senior residence hall and suite-style first-year residence hall overlooking the athletic field
• New multifunctional student center
• 24/7 library study space and café

An Inside Look