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:
- Princeton Review - Randolph College is one of only 75 private colleges and universities nationwide named a “Best Value” by The Princeton Review's The Best Value Colleges: 2012 Edition. In its profile of Randolph, the editors at The Princeton Review praise the school for its strong academic program and affordability, saying, “An incredible 99 percent of undergrads receive financial aid, putting an educational experience of high caliber accessible to many people who would not be able to come here otherwise.”
- Newsweek - Randolph College was ranked Number One in the nation for accessible professors by Newsweek. Randolph topped the U.S. Military Academy, Pomona College, Bryn Mawr, Washington & Lee University, and Columbia University to name a few.
- U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2012 edition, ranked us 112 out of 280 national liberal arts colleges in the country, placing us in Tier One of their rankings.
- The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) surveys undergraduates at four-year colleges and universities to assess the extent to which they engage in a variety of good educational practices. Randolph scored consistently and substantially higher than both the national average and the majority of liberal arts schools nationwide.
- Colleges of Distinction, which honors a select group of colleges and universities, cited us for excelling in four areas: "Engaged Students," "Great Teaching," "Vibrant Communities," and "Successful Outcomes."
- The Fiske Guide to Colleges, 2012 edition, gave the College high praise for the rigor of its academic programs, naming it one of the nation's "best and most interesting" colleges. Randolph is one of just 12 Virginia colleges and 330 nationwide to be recognized. The Fiske profile touts Randolph’s strong academic programs, faculty/student relationships, close community, and international focus.
- The latest edition of Barron's Best Buys in Education placed us in the top 10% of colleges and universities nationwide, based on faculty attention to students, inspiring programs, and opportunities for personal and professional development.
Randolph College also shines in other ways...
- Randolph is a member of the International 50 , a select group of the top 50 U.S. colleges and universities recognized for international programs and global awareness.
- Randolph College is one of only 276 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the most prestigious academic honor society in the United States.
- NAFSA : Association of International Educators selected Randolph as one of only 16 institutions nationwide to be honored for exemplary work in internationalizing the campus. The selection committee drew particular attention to the pervasiveness of global education on our small campus, calling it "a model for other campuses."
National recognition is nothing new to us...
- Randolph ranks in the top 10 percent of baccalaureate-granting institutions nationwide in the percentage of students who go on to earn a Ph.D. In Virginia, we top all private colleges and all public institutions except the College of William and Mary.
- Over the past eight years, the medical school acceptance rate of our graduates has been nearly 29 percent higher than the national average.
- We have consistently ranked in the top 1 percent nationwide of alumnae percentage of participation in giving, placing the College in the top 30 institutions nationwide.