This is college reimagined
Randolph College is a private, nationally recognized, liberal arts college in Lynchburg, Virginia, focused on providing students an excellent educational foundation that will prepare them for life after college. Randolph specializes in—and is committed to—providing a unique, individualized experience that supports, challenges, and inspires students to develop their best self. It is our mission, and our business, to prepare students to engage the world critically and creatively, live and work honorably, and experience life abundantly.
With a nationally recognized faculty, small classes, growing athletic program, and TAKE2, its innovative new curricular model, Randolph College is uniquely prepared to meet the needs of today’s students—at an affordable price that’s comparable to many state schools.
With TAKE2, our students take two courses per half-mester, allowing plenty of time focus in and dig deep into coursework, while still having time a full college experience. The new curricular model, which features no classes on Wednesdays, provides the time and balance students need to get the most out of their time in college, while still graduating in four years.
At Randolph, we are dedicated to helping students identify their greatest talents, explore their interests, develop their particular gifts, and live up to the highest standards of personal honor. We believe there are no boundaries on what our students can do, who they can be, or what they can achieve. The possibilities and power lie in their capable hands. And Randolph College will be there to support them every step of the way.
Excellent learning environment
The College offers 29 majors and 44 minors, along with five pre-professional programs, a dual enrollment engineering program, and four graduate programs: a Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Coaching and Sports Leadership, Master of Arts in Creative Writing, and Master of Arts in Theatre. Randolph students have ample opportunities for research, through the Center for Student Research, including the Randolph Innovative Student Experience (RISE) grant program, which provides up to $2,000 to all eligible students for scholarly or artistic endeavors. A Summer Research Program also provides funding for students to pursue research opportunities alongside faculty members. The College’s Maier Museum of Art provides students with exposure to world renowned artwork as well as an internship with the National Gallery, London. The College’s partnership with the National Gallery, London, is the only one of its kind for an educational institution in the United States.
Serious about honor and leadership
In addition to a well-respected, student-run Honor System that dates back to the College’s beginnings, Randolph College is home to 18 academic honor societies, including one of the oldest chapters of Phi Beta Kappa in the nation and the fifth charger granted in the state of Virginia.
With more than 40 student clubs and organizations, Randolph students are provided with ample opportunity for leadership and involvement. The competitive Davenport Leadership Program allows students to learn and build attributes that have long been associated with leaders: self-awareness, communication, critical thinking, self-confidence, initiative, motivation, conflict management, goal setting, teamwork, and problem-solving.
Randolph’s 18 women’s and men’s teams compete in the prestigious Old Dominion Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III. The newly renovated Michels Athletic Center, or the MAC as it’s known, offers a newly upgraded gymnasium, pool facility, locker rooms, weight room, yoga room, and more. WildCat Stadium, with its stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, overlooks the newly resurfaced tennis courts and more.
Randolph’s graduates enter the workforce or graduate school prepared for success. Alumni have made names for themselves in a variety of fields, including law, medicine, journalism, education, engineering, and science. Randolph’s graduates are accepted to top graduate and professional programs, such as Stanford University, Cornell University, Yale University, Johns Hopkins University, Vanderbilt University, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Oxford, to name a few. Randolph’s Career Development Center works closely with students to provide assistance in graduate school applications, internships, résumé writing, and more.
#9 in the Nation for Top Green Colleges | Princeton Review
Named one of Virginia's Best Colleges | intelligent.com
#124 Best Colleges in the Nation | U.S. News & World Report
#144 Top Performers on Social Mobility | U.S. News & World Report
Located in the heart of Virginia, Randolph’s picturesque 100-acre campus in a historic residential area of Lynchburg features the best of traditional brick buildings and pathways and exciting modern facilities such as WildCat Stadium the Student Center, and the newly renovated Michels Athletic Center. With five local colleges, the growing city of Lynchburg provides shopping, entertainment, and recreational and cultural opportunities. The College is within easy driving distance of major cities such as Richmond, Virginia Beach, and Washington, DC, and easy access to public transportation is available, including an Amtrak station and a regional airport.