liberal arts

Great Value Colleges names Randolph among ‘30 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the South’

Two female students taking notes at their desks during class

Randolph has been recognized as one of the “30 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the South,” according to Great Value Colleges. Randolph is one of eight Virginia institutions to earn the distinction and is touted as “a top liberal arts school that prides itself on its ability to produce alumni well prepared for success in... READ MORE >>

Randolph alumnus using history, political science degrees to make a difference in healthcare industry

Will Dede

As a student at Randolph, Will Dede ’14 never felt a strong desire for a career in healthcare policy. However, he has always been interested in and cared about public policy, contemporary affairs, and, most importantly, helping people. Now in his job with Special Needs Plan (SNP) Alliance, he gets to do all of those... READ MORE >>

Laugh Out Loud: Lianna Carrera ’07 takes on a career in comedy

Lianna Carrera '07 in a black and white photo

When Lianna Carrera ’07 first moved to Los Angeles in 2011, she had this unlikely vision in her head that someone wearing a 1950s fedora with a cigar hanging out of his mouth would pluck her out of a line-up and shout, “Hey, now here’s a kid with talent! Let’s give her a chance.” She... READ MORE >>

Major Growth: Sport and exercise studies major with liberal arts approach sees marked growth

Professor Carolyn Sarson’s Kinesiology class

Kinesiology is one of sport and exercise studies professor Carolyn Sarson’s favorite classes to teach. She’s even been known to spontaneously break into song and dance, like in a class last fall when she performed The Supremes’s “Stop in the Name of Love” to demonstrate movement using the shoulder girdle and scapula. The class is... READ MORE >>

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

Virginia Living Top High Schools & Colleges 2016 badge

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 >>