Our Students and Faculty
Randolph College’s total enrollment is 617, with 96% being full-time students.
Sixty-two percent are women and 38% are men, mirroring the national average. Randolph’s enrollment includes 52 graduate students, a number that includes Master of Arts in Teaching students as well as members of the inaugural class for the new M.F.A. in Creative Writing.
Randolph’s students come from 31 states and 11 countries and about 77% are Virginia residents. The student body includes 3% international students and 37% domestic non-white students. (If international students are included, 39% are students of color.)
Members of Randolph’s first-year class are high achievers, with GPAs averaging about 3.56. Forty-nine percent of Randolph students were in the top 25% of their high school classes, and 81% were in the top 50%.
A remarkable 96% of Randolph’s 69 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 11, and the student:faculty ratio is 8:1.
A Randolph education is rigorous, individualized, and career-oriented, and includes:
- Thirty-three 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, teacher licensure, engineering,and other health-related studies.
- A cooperative, dual degree career program in engineering allows students to earn a degree at Randolph and a second degree from another institution (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.
- Spacious, mixed-year residence halls that The Princeton Review called “palaces”; 78% of undergraduate students live on campus.
- About 40 student organizations.
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 and a revitalized downtown.
- A buzzing college town home to five colleges and more than 20,000 students.
- A recreational hub, with an extensive 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.