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Randolph College

Lynchburg, VA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate94%

Lynchburg Randolph Admissions

Around 94% of applicants get into Randolph College each year. Last year, 1,158 students applied to Randolph College and 1,086 were admitted.

Consult with Randolph College's admissions department for more information on applying.

Students who submit their applications to Randolph College for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

Randolph College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Randolph College's admissions stats.

Randolph College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 20%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 24%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 8%
Waitlist No

Randolph College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Randolph College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 15

Want to Apply Early to Randolph College?

Randolph College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Randolph College directly for more information about early applications.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15.

Some students apply early to college to help their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Randolph College Admissions

Transferring to Randolph College

For more information on transferring to Randolph College, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Randolph College

Randolph College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Randolph College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Randolph College

What does Randolph College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Randolph College for more information on admission factors.

Randolph College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Randolph College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Randolph College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Randolph College?

Students admitted to Randolph College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 18% submitted a class rank. At Randolph College 20% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 52% were in the top 25% and 80% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Randolph College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 19.57%
3.75 and 3.99 13.04%
3.50 and 3.74 15.94%
3.25 and 3.49 14.49%
3.00 and 3.24 13.77%
2.50 and 2.9 15.94%
2.00 and 2.49 7.25%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Randolph College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Randolph College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 24% of Randolph College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 8% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Randolph College?

To be competitive with other Randolph College applicants, you should strive to earn between 910 and 1150 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Randolph College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1150 and 25% of scored lower than 910, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Randolph College students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Randolph College students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.

To be most competitive at Randolph College, you should strive to earn between 22 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Randolph College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Randolph College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

More Information on Transferring to Randolph College

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Randolph College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Randolph College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Randolph College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Randolph College.

Does Randolph College accept transfer credits?

✅ Randolph College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Randolph College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Do I have to submit test scores to Randolph College?

✅ Randolph College is not test optional.

What is Randolph College's acceptance rate?

✅ Randolph College has an acceptance rate of 94%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Randolph College?

🟨 Randolph College may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Lynchburg Randolph Admissions Requirements

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Lynchburg Randolph Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lynchburg Randolph is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Lynchburg Randolph SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

910 - 1150


Math SAT Range

440 - 550


Reading SAT Range

470 - 590

Lynchburg Randolph GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Lynchburg Randolph, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.35. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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