national recognitions

Randolph recognized as ‘College of Distinction’

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Randolph has once again been named a “College of Distinction” for its educational value, engagement, community, and outcomes. Each year, the Colleges of Distinction organization features colleges and universities like Randolph as part of its mission “to honor and recognize those institutions that are so essential to educating the next generation of young adults.” To... READ MORE >>

Randolph featured in 2018 Fiske Guide to Colleges

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Randolph College was again recognized among the nation’s “best and most interesting” institutions in the 2018 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 United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Schools included in... READ MORE >>

Randolph College’s Master of Arts in Teaching program recognized for national excellence

2017 Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) graduates

Randolph College is one of 16 schools from 10 states and the District of Columbia earning national accreditation for its educator preparation programs this year. The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) recently announced the decision. “These institutions meet high standards so that their students receive an education that prepares them to succeed... READ MORE >>

Student physics organization receives National Outstanding Chapter award

A physics student configures a device that tracks sound levels as part of a Summer Research project.

The Randolph College chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter award for the ninth-straight year. Presented by the national SPS organization, the designation honors the group for its activities during the 2015-2016 academic year. Fewer than 8 percent of chapters are awarded this honor each year. “Being recognized by... READ MORE >>

Forbes names Randolph one of the nation’s top colleges

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Forbes magazine has once again named Randolph as one of America’s top colleges for 2016. In its recently released America’s Top Colleges rankings, Randolph ranked as one of the top 15 colleges in Virginia and as one of the best in the South. Forbes also included Randolph in its rankings of the top private schools and... READ MORE >>

Randolph recognized as one of 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 2017 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 United States, Canada, and... READ MORE >>

Randolph’s Bee Campus designation receives media attention

Sophia Dill '18 extracting honey

Bee Campus USA recently announced that Randolph College was the ninth educational institution in the nation and the first in Virginia to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strengths of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators. The Bee Campus USA designation recognizes educational campuses that... READ MORE >>

Randolph certified as Virginia’s first Bee Campus USA affiliate

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Bee Campus USA has announced that Randolph College is the ninth educational institution in the nation and the first in Virginia to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strengths of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators. The Bee Campus USA designation recognizes educational campuses that... READ MORE >>

Randolph Board of Trustees receives AGB John W. Nason Board Governance Award

Cathy Havener Greer '73 (left), chair of the Randolph College Board of Trustees, accepts the award from Susan Johnston, executive vice president and COO of the AGB.

Randolph College is pleased to announce, in conjunction with the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), that its Board of Trustees has been awarded the AGB John W. Nason Board Governance Award for demonstrating innovation and exemplary leadership. According to AGB, Randolph’s board has served at the pinnacle of excellence and advanced... READ MORE >>

Randolph pledges to join White House in combating climate change

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At a ceremony today in Washington, D.C., White House officials announced a collaboration with Randolph College and more than 600 other higher education institutions across the nation to take action against climate change. The White House American Campuses Act on Climate announcement coincides with a roundtable at the White House that is bringing together several... READ MORE >>