I am certain that you have already discovered that selecting a college is as much about the feel and the "heart" of the place as it is about programs of study, faculty, residence halls, and facilities. We express our core beliefs -- our heart -- through our mission statement, which influences everything we do on our beautiful and historic campus. Our mission: Randolph College prepares students to engage the world critically and creatively, live and work honorably, and experience life abundantly.
The Randolph College faculty, recognized nationally for its quality and accessibility, will teach, mentor, and guide you toward whatever path you decide to follow, whether starting a fulfilling career or continuing on to professional or graduate school. You will learn to apply critical thinking and creativity in every aspect of your life and will find them to be the intangible qualities that future employers will find invaluable.
The student experience at Randolph is grounded in its Honor Code, which stimulates the Randolph College community to live and work honorably while here on campus and then to carry those ideals forward in their personal and professional lives. Whether you choose to work in business, law, medicine, social work, education or research, you and the rest of Randolph College's alumni will distinguish themselves with their ethical standards and strong sense of honor.
Experiencing life abundantly is a quality that makes studying, living, and working at Randolph College a joy. Participating in the classroom, on the playing field, in a myriad of student activities, or in a casual conversation on a tree-lined brick walkway, the spirit of our motto, vita abundantior (the life more abundant), is palpable. Our alumnae and alumni share stories with us that provide ample evidence that living the life more abundant is not only a motto, but a way of life for years beyond graduation.
Perhaps this is why the vast majority of our enrolled students tell us that they were convinced that Randolph College was the right choice when they visited the campus. No publication, letter, e-mail, or post can convey the wonderful feel of this College. I invite you to experience Randolph College first-hand by visiting our campus. I am confident that we will welcome you into our community soon after that.
John E. Klein
Whether you’re applying as a first-year, transfer, international, adult or home-schooled student, there’s a place for you here. Our online application makes things easier than ever. Just keep your eyes on the important dates and deadlines, especially if you’re considering applying Early Action. Contact our friendly admissions counselors with any questions about your application.
Each Open House event includes campus tours, opportunities to meet professors and current students, and special activities designed to give you a better feel for what it means to be an "Original" at Randolph.
Randolph College is committed to helping you to be able to base your college decision on the quality of the education and the richness of the experience rather than the cost. We offer a full range of scholarships, grants, loans, employment, and payment plans. The advisors in our Student Financial Services Office are easily accessible and will help you and your family choose the most appropriate options.