liberal arts

Best Value Schools names Randolph among top 30 liberal arts colleges in the South

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Randolph was recently ranked 22nd in Best Value Schools’ list of the top 30 liberal arts colleges in the South. In its scoring, Best Value Schools considered national rankings, first-year retention rates, unique curriculum, membership in a college consortium, and historical significance of southern liberal arts colleges. The rankings only included colleges in Alabama, Arkansas,... READ MORE >>

Randolph president discusses freedom and the liberal arts in Convocation remarks

Class banners at Convocation

President Bradley W. Bateman delivered a message about the strong need for liberal arts graduates in a free society to the College community Wednesday as Randolph College officially marked the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year with Convocation. SEE MORE PHOTOS ON THE RANDOLPH COLLEGE FACEBOOK PAGE The ceremony began with the traditional procession of... READ MORE >>

‘This is What I Was Meant to Do’

Coulton Watson '15

Coulton Watson ’15 uses his Randolph education to make his dream career a reality As a young boy, Coulton Watson ’15 used to run after firetrucks that passed his house, thinking he would be able to help them answer calls. These days, he has a seat on the actual firetruck with his fellow firefighters from... READ MORE >>

Virginia Living names Randolph among the Commonwealth’s Top High Schools and Colleges

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Randolph has once again been named one of the Commonwealth’s Top High Schools & Colleges for 2016 in Virginia by Virginia Living. In its special State of Education bound-in supplement to the October 2016 issue, Virginia Living lists Randolph among its top public and private high schools and four- and two-year colleges leading the way... READ MORE >>

Sheldon wins Academic Smack Down for the sciences

Physics professor Peter Sheldon (center, left) shows off his championship belt.

As the crowd erupted in deafening cheers and chants of his name, physics professor Peter Sheldon accepted the championship belt as winner of Randolph’s first-ever Academic Smack Down Wednesday night. Sporting a lab coat and bringing his own robot, Sheldon represented the sciences in the playful debate between disciplines, which was designed to help students... READ MORE >>

Randolph receives high marks from College Factual, Washington Monthly

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Randolph College was recently named one of College Factual’s “Best for the Money” institutions and was ranked as one of the top 200 liberal arts colleges in the nation by Washington Monthly. College Factual rated Randolph among the top 15 percent of colleges in the nation in its “Best for the Money” rankings for 2017.... READ MORE >>

Maffey’s career takes another turn as she returns to Board of Trustees

Elizabeth Maffey

A double major in English and religious studies, Elizabeth A. Maffey ’83 had hoped to return after graduation to her alma mater as a resident director and pursue a career in higher education. No jobs were available at the time, so she moved to Washington, D.C. with three classmates. There, she was hired by Freddie... READ MORE >>

The Liberal Arts Will Never Become Obsolete

Randolph College Commencement Ceremony, May 17, 2015.

Graduates of Randolph and other schools often credit their education for preparing them for both graduate school and the workforce. They single out attributes like individualized attention, a focus on writing and communication skills, the development of critical thinking skills, as well as a broad educational foundation for their success. ... READ MORE >>

National advocate for the liberal arts provides keynote for Randolph’s Heick Symposium on College Admissions

Georgia Nugent, former president of Kenyon College and a senior fellow for the Council of Independent Colleges, addresses the 2015 Heick Symposium on College Admissions.

Before launching into her keynote address, Georgia Nugent surveyed the room of high school guidance counselors and independent consultants to see who had attended a liberal arts school or completed a liberal arts major. The majority of those in the room raised their hands. “This really is preaching to the choir,” said Nugent, former president... READ MORE >>

WildCats spend spring break with wild cats

tiger feeding

While most college students seek out sun and fun on the beach, a group of adventurous Randolph students spent their spring break hacking through the brush under the watchful eyes of 700 pound tigers. Eleven students volunteered with Carolina Tiger Rescue, a non-profit rescue sanctuary for wildcats in Pittsboro, NC.   The facility is home to... READ MORE >>