Randolph-Macon College


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Four-one-four

State: Virginia


Randolph-Macon College is a selective liberal arts college located in Ashland, Virginia, about 15 miles from Richmond. Founded in 1830, Randolph-Macon is the oldest Methodist college in the country. The college features attractive brick buildings, small class size (average of 15 students), and an 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio. All first-year students take an interdisciplinary year-long seminar taught by two faculty members, and the college prides itself on the meaningful relationships that develop between students and their teachers. For its academic strengths, R-MC was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Economics, English, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1201
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 1201
Faculty: 91

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Percent Male: 47%
Percent Female: 53%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

P.O. Box 5005
Ashland Virginia 23005

Website: http://www.rmc.edu

Main Email: admissions@rmc.edu

Main Phone: 804-752-7305

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Annie Keith
Senior Associate Director of Admissions/Transfer Admissons, Admissions Office

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Jojo McDuffie
Admissions Counselor, Admissions Office
804 752 7305

Athletics Contact:
Jeff Burns
Athletic Director, Athletics
804 752 7223

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
2.0 combined GPA from all colleges attended (most successful applicants have higher GPA)

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Courses are accepted in subjects generally recognized as appropriate for liberal arts colleges and are either comparable to courses offered at RMC or are applicable to a degree program at RMC. Only courses with a C- or higher will be accepted.

Credits (Min/Max):
No more than 75 credits can be transfered. A course by course evaluation will be completed by our Registrar's Office after a student is accepted. A copy of this evaluation will be mailed to the student.

Test Scores for Applying:
Required in some cases. Not required if applicant will have achieved A.A. or A.S. degree by the time they enroll at R-MC, or if applicant graduated from high school more than five years ago.

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:
Yes (as part of the application)

Application Fee:
No fee if a student applies online; $30 fee for a paper application.

Other Requirements:
Must be eligible to return to your previous institution.

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 22 27
English 21 28
Math 19 25
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 500 600
Math 490 590
Writing 480 580

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 181

Transfers Accepted: 66

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 36%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 56%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -20%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 1500

Room and Board: 9933

Tuition and Fees: 32265

Total Cost: 44698

Note on Costs:
Total tuition, room, board, and required fees is about $42, (for 211-12).

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Over 95% of students receive some form of financial aid. Students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships through the admission process. Students must submit the FAFSA to be considered for need-based aid.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6452

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 83%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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