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Randolph-Macon College

Ashland, VA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate84%
Acceptance Rate84%

About Randolph Macon College

Founded in 1830, Randolph-Macon College is a selective, co-educational liberal arts college ideally located in Ashland, Virginia, just minutes north of Richmond and 90 miles south of Washington D.C. The college has an enrollment of approximately 1500 students and achieves its mission of developing the minds and character of its students by maintaining a student-faculty ration of 11:1 and an average class size of 15. Randolph-Macon participates in NCAA Division III and has an outstanding reputation for its exceptional faculty, national and international internships, study abroad, undergraduate research and its unique First-Year Experience programs.

Randolph-Macon College Overview

Randolph-Macon College is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Ashland, Virginia. Randolph Macon College was founded in 1830 and now enrolls around 1,501 students a year, which includes 1,501 undergraduates. Randolph Macon College provides housing for up to 1,256 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 80% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! March 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by April 1.

Student Involvement at Randolph Macon College

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Randolph Macon College's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Randolph Macon College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Randolph Macon College has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Randolph Macon College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Randolph Macon College on the Student Life page.

2022 Randolph Macon College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 84%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 93%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 47%
Tuition $44,930
Percent of Need Met 83.3%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $33,714

Is Randolph Macon College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better sense of what Randolph Macon College offers and if the college seems like the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Randolph-Macon College

It is moderately difficult to get into Randolph Macon College. Around 84% of applicants get into Randolph Macon College each year. Last year, 2,250 students applied to Randolph Macon College and 1,886 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Randolph Macon College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Randolph Macon College, around 81% return for the next year. Randolph Macon College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 72%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Randolph Macon College Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Randolph Macon College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Randolph Macon College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Randolph Macon College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Randolph Macon College's endowment was valued at $224.4 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Randolph Macon College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Randolph Macon College meets 83.3% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Randolph Macon College full-time are awarded $33,714 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $32,070 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Randolph Macon College.

Based on this information, is Randolph Macon College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Randolph Macon College a good school for you?

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Where is Randolph Macon College?

Randolph Macon College is located in the suburban setting of Ashland, Virginia, in the suburbs of Richmond.

If you want to see Randolph Macon College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Ashland, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Richmond International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Randolph Macon College and Ashland are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Randolph Macon College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Randolph Macon College is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Randolph Macon College is Aug 1.

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

Randolph Macon College ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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31 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Randolph Macon College is 27. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into Randolph Macon College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Randolph Macon College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1020 - 1225


Math SAT Range

500 - 615


Reading SAT Range

510 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1225 and Above


1020 to 1225


1020 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Randolph Macon College students is 1130. Applicants with SAT scores of 1225 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Randolph Macon College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1020 to 1225 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1020 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Randolph Macon College.

Randolph Macon College Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Randolph Macon College is like? There are approximately 1,501 students enrolled at Randolph Macon College. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 79% percent are from VA and 21% percent of students are from other states.


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