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National Rankings

How does Randolph College measure up?

To get an unbiased opinion and see how Randolph compares to other colleges and universities, take a look at some of our recent national rankings:

  • Randolph was ranked #20  in the nation for “Professors get High Marks” by the Princeton Review (2015 edition).
  • Randolph was ranked #13 in the nation for “Best Professors” by (2013)
  • Randolph was ranked #1 in the nation for “Most Accessible Professors” by Newsweek (2011)
  • Randolph was ranked #11 in the nation and #1 in Virginia for “Best Colleges for the Money” (2015) by College Factual.
  • Randolph ranked #3 in the nation for “Best Colleges for Clubs and Activities” by Cappex.
  • Randolph was ranked #7 on Best College Values’ list of the “Most Amazing” student centers in the nation.
  • Randolph was ranked #10 on EdSmart’s list of the “51 Most Phenomenal Student Unions”
  • Randolph College has once again been ranked as one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education by the Princeton Review in the new 2017 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 381 Colleges.
  • Randolph was named one of the Top 50 “Green” colleges in the nation by Princeton Review in it’s 2015 Guide to Green Schools.
  • Randolph was named a “Cool School” by Sierra magazine for its outstanding sustainability practices.
  • The Princeton Review also named Randolph one of the best colleges in the southeast.
  • Fiske_randolphThe Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017 included Randolph as one of the top schools in the nation.
  • US News & World Report ranks Randolph in the top tier of liberal arts colleges in the United States.
  • Forbes Top Colleges 2014 EditionForbes has named Randolph College as one of America’s Top Colleges. Read the Forbes profile of Randolph.
  • Washington Monthly recognized Randolph as one of the top liberal arts schools in the nation in its Public Good Rankings. (2014) The publication rates schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories:
    • Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students),
    • Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and
    • Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country.
  • Colleges of Distinction 2014 EditionRandolph College has been named a 2014-2015 College of Distinction, one of only 10 colleges and universities in Virginia to be granted that honor.
  • Randolph College is one of only 283 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the most prestigious academic honor society in the United States.
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