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U.S. News & World Report ranks Randolph as one of the nation’s best liberal arts colleges, top performers on social mobility

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Randolph College was once again ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges by one of the nation’s most recognizable college guidebooks. Randolph was ranked #132 among national liberal arts colleges in the 2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges. In addition, the College received a new ranking this year of #113 in... READ MORE >>

Forbes names Randolph among ‘America’s Top Colleges’

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Forbes has named Randolph one of “America’s Top Colleges” for 2019. According to Forbes, “Whether a school is in the Top 10 or near the bottom of the list, these 650 count as the best in the country. We include just 15 percent of the 4,300 degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the U.S., so appearing here... READ MORE >>

The Princeton Review ranks Randolph 18th in the nation for ‘Most Accessible Professors’

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Randolph College’s faculty have once again been recognized among the best in the nation. The Princeton Review ranked the College 18th for most accessible professors in the 2020 edition of its flagship college guide, The Best 385 Colleges. Randolph has now been ranked in the top 20 for most accessible professors for three consecutive years. In The... READ MORE >>

Fiske Guide to Colleges touts Randolph as one of the nation’s “Best and Most Interesting” institutions

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Randolph College was again recognized as one of the nation’s “best and most interesting” institutions in the 2020 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. The Fiske Guide to Colleges does not rank universities and colleges numerically, but assesses the strengths and weaknesses of what it considers the top institutions in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and... READ MORE >>

Randolph receives national recognition for first-year financial aid

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Randolph was recently ranked #178 in the nation by LendEDU for providing need-based financial aid to incoming students. To compile its rankings, LendEDU analyzed over 1,000 colleges to uncover which schools provided the most need-based grants and scholarships for incoming first-years. On average, Randolph provided $34,868 to each incoming first-year who needed financial aid. Read... READ MORE >>

Randolph ranked #9 in the nation for top green colleges

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Randolph College is one of the top 10 most “green” colleges in the nation, according to rankings released Tuesday by The Princeton Review. Randolph ranked #9 in the nation and is the only school in Virginia to be included in the top 50. The ranking was part of the 2018 edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide... READ MORE >>

Forbes ranks Randolph in top 100 for ‘Colleges with the Happiest, Most Successful Alumni’

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Randolph College is included in Forbes’ recently released ranking for “Colleges with the Happiest, Most Successful Alumni.” Randolph ranked 72nd out of the 200 institutions on the list. To compile its rankings, Forbes used its Grateful Graduates Index to measure return on investment. Forbes examined private, not-for-profit colleges with more than 500 students using two... READ MORE >>

U.S. News & World Report ranks Randolph among nation’s best liberal arts colleges

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Randolph College was ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges by one of the nation’s most recognizable college guidebooks. Randolph was ranked among the top national liberal arts colleges in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges. Randolph also received high marks from high school counselors in a separate ranking for... READ MORE >>

Randolph faculty ranked 18th nationally by The Princeton Review

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Randolph College’s faculty have once again been recognized as some of the best in the nation. The Princeton Review ranked the College 18th for most accessible professors in the 2019 edition of its flagship college guide, The Best 384 Colleges. Randolph ranked 19th in the same category in the 2018 edition. In The Best 384 Colleges, The Princeton... READ MORE >>

Randolph featured in 2019 Fiske Guide to Colleges

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Randolph College was again recognized as one of the nation’s “best and most interesting” institutions in the 2019 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. The Fiske Guide to Colleges does not rank universities and colleges numerically, but assesses the strengths and weaknesses of what it considers the top institutions in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and... READ MORE >>