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.
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.
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.