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Randolph-Macon College

Ashland, VA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate85%

Randolph-Macon College Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Randolph-Macon College. Randolph-Macon College admitted 85% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 2,446 students applied to Randolph-Macon College and 2,090 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to Randolph-Macon College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 3/1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Randolph-Macon College for fall should anticipate a decision by April 1.

Randolph-Macon College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Randolph-Macon College's admissions stats.

Randolph-Macon College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 11%
Mean SAT Score 1118
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 45%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 6%
Waitlist Yes

Randolph-Macon College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Randolph-Macon College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 November 15
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 15 January 1
Regular Decision Yes 3 1 April 1

Want to Apply Early to Randolph-Macon College?

Randolph-Macon College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by November 15.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Randolph-Macon College will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 1.

The early decision acceptance rate at Randolph-Macon College is 95%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 85%. Last year, Randolph-Macon College admitted 39 of the 41 students who applied early decision.

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

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

More on Randolph-Macon College Admissions

Is Randolph-Macon College Difficult To Get Into?

Randolph-Macon College is a moderately difficult school to get into. Randolph-Macon College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2022, Randolph-Macon College accepted 85% of students, around 2,090 from 2,446 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Randolph-Macon College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Randolph-Macon College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Randolph-Macon College

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

What Does Randolph-Macon College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Randolph-Macon College

What does Randolph-Macon 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
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

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

Randolph-Macon College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Randolph-Macon College?

Students admitted to Randolph-Macon College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 63% submitted a class rank. At Randolph-Macon College 11% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 40% were in the top 25% and 75% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 28.4%
3.75 and 3.99 18.8%
3.50 and 3.74 19.3%
3.25 and 3.49 12.1%
3.00 and 3.24 9.9%
2.50 and 2.9 10.1%
2.00 and 2.49 1.5%

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-Macon College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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-Macon College is 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, 45% of Randolph-Macon College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 6% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Randolph-Macon College?

To be competitive with other Randolph-Macon College applicants, you should aim to score between 1020 and 1210 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Randolph-Macon College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1210 and 25% of scored lower than 1020, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Randolph-Macon College student is 1118.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Randolph-Macon College students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Randolph-Macon College students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

To be most competitive at Randolph-Macon College, you should strive to earn between 23 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Randolph-Macon 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 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Randolph-Macon College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

More Information on Transferring to Randolph-Macon College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Randolph-Macon College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1. Applicants should hear back by May 1.

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

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Randolph-Macon College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Randolph-Macon College?

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

Does Randolph-Macon College accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Randolph-Macon College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Randolph-Macon College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Randolph-Macon College?

❌ No, Randolph-Macon College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Randolph-Macon College's acceptance rate?

✅ Randolph-Macon College has an acceptance rate of 85%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Randolph-Macon College?

✅ Randolph-Macon College's early decision acceptance rate was 95% in 2021.

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Randolph-Macon College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Randolph-Macon College? Randolph-Macon College is a somewhat selective institution. The Randolph-Macon College acceptance rate is 85%. This means that the institution accepts 85 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1020 - 1210


Math SAT Range

500 - 590


Reading SAT Range

520 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1210 and Above


1020 to 1210


1020 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Randolph-Macon College students is 1118. Applicants with SAT scores of 1210 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Randolph-Macon College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1020 to 1210 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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Randolph-Macon College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.7. 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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