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Fast Facts

Our Students and Faculty

Randolph College’s total enrollment is about 700, with about 95% being full-time students. Sixty percent are women and 40% are men, mirroring the national average. Randolph’s enrollment includes 20 graduate students, a number that will increase as Randolph inaugurates its new MFA program in Creative Writing in summer 2018.

Randolph’s students come from 34 states and 13 countries; about 70% are Virginia residents. The student body includes 4% international students and 32% domestic non-white students. (If international students are included, 35% are students of color.)

Randolph students are high achievers, with GPAs averaging about 3.5. Thirty-eight percent of Randolph students were in the top 25% of their high school classes, and 75% were in the top 50%.

A remarkable 94% of Randolph’s 71 full-time faculty members hold the highest possible degree in their fields. Randolph offers a rigorous liberal arts curriculum in small classes taught by engaged, caring professors, never graduate students. The average class size is 12, and the student:faculty ratio is 9:1.

Our Classes

A Randolph education is rigorous, individualized, and career-oriented, and includes:

  • Twenty-nine majors and 43 minors, as well the option of an independently designed major tailored to your interests.
  • Co-curricular experiences bring real world focus to every major and requires significant independent research.
  • Five pre-professional programs, including law, medicine, veterinary medicine, education, physical therapy, athletic training, and engineering.
  • A cooperative career program in engineering, which allows students to earn a degree at Randolph and a second degree from another institution (Vanderbilt University, Washington University in St. Louis, or the University of Virginia) in a compressed time frame.
  • Unique opportunities like the American Culture Program, the Symposium of Artists & Scholars, and the Summer Research Program.
  • Graduate coursework toward a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

Our Campus Life

Schedule a visit and explore our beautiful, 100-acre campus at the foot of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Life on the Randolph College campus includes:

  • Eighteen buildings, including stately Main Hall, recognized by the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Eight men’s sports teams and ten women’s sports teams, plus one co-ed equestrian team.
  • Spacious, mixed-year residence halls that The Princeton Review called “palaces”; 76% of undergraduate students live on campus.
  • About 40 student organizations.

Our Town

Lynchburg, Virginia, is many things at once:

  • A mid-sized city with a small-town feel.
  • Part of a larger metropolitan area, with a population of over 254,000.
  • A buzzing college town, being home to five colleges and more than 20,000 students.
  • A recreational hub, with a biking and hiking trail system running throughout the city, the Blue Ridge Parkway just minutes away, and the James River flowing through the heart of town.
  • An entertainment center, with theater and live music venues, shopping, restaurants, and coffee shops galore.
  • An “ex-urb” to even larger metropolitan centers, being a short drive to Washington D.C., Virginia Beach, Raleigh-Durham, and Richmond.
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