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Rankings & Distinctions

How does Randolph College measure up?

Randolph is consistently recognized as one of the best institutions in the United States. Recent rankings include #18 “Most Accessible Professors” (The Princeton Review), #23 among “Top 25 Green Colleges” (Best College Reviews), and #22 “Best Liberal Arts College in the South” and top college for “Return on Investment (Best Value Schools).

2018 National Rankings and Recognitions:

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2016 National Rankings and Recognitions:

Other Distinctions:

  • Randolph is routinely ranked as a College of Distinction
  • US News & World Report consistently ranks Randolph in the top tier of liberal arts colleges in the United States
  • Forbes magazine has named Randolph one of America’s top colleges
  • Niche: One of the “Best Small Colleges in Virginia”
  • Randolph was ranked #11 in the nation and #1 in Virginia for “Best Colleges for the Money” (2015) by College Factual
  • Randolph was ranked #7 on Best College Values’ list of the “Most Amazing” student centers in the nation (2015)
  • Randolph was ranked #20  in the nation for “Professors get High Marks” by the Princeton Review (2015 edition)
  • Randolph ranked #3 in the nation for “Best Colleges for Clubs and Activities” by Cappex (2014)
  • Washington Monthly recognized Randolph as one of the top liberal arts schools in the nation in its Public Good Rankings (2014)
  • Randolph was ranked #13 in the nation for “Best Professors” by CBSnews.com (2013)
  • Randolph was ranked #1 in the nation for “Most Accessible Professors” by Newsweek (2011)
  • 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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