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Randolph-Macon College

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

Randolph-Macon College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Randolph-Macon College, the regular decision application deadline is March 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Randolph-Macon College for the fall semester should hear back from Randolph-Macon College by April 1.

Randolph-Macon College Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Randolph-Macon College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 21%
Mean SAT Score 1130
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 47%
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 Info Not Available ––
Early Decision II Yes November 1 November 15
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.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision II applications are due November 1. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before November 15.

πŸ—“οΈ 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 93%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 84%. Last year, Randolph-Macon College admitted 957 of the 1034 students who applied early decision.

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

➑️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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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's Most Important for Getting Into Randolph-Macon College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding 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 prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Randolph-Macon College

Curious about the factors that are considered by Randolph-Macon College 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
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work 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. Double check with Randolph-Macon College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Interview √
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, 72% submitted a class rank. At Randolph-Macon College 21% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 45% were in the top 25% and 81% 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 35.2%
3.75 and 3.99 17.2%
3.50 and 3.74 16.6%
3.25 and 3.49 11.9%
3.00 and 3.24 10.5%
2.50 and 2.9 8.4%
2.00 and 2.49 0.2%

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 considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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, 47% 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 earn between 1020 and 1225 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Randolph-Macon College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1225 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 1130.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Randolph-Macon College students scored 615 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Randolph-Macon College students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

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

To be most competitive at Randolph-Macon College, you should strive to earn between 22 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Randolph-Macon College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

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

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

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:

β€’ Fall Term

β€’ Spring Term

Randolph-Macon College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Randolph-Macon College?

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

Does Randolph-Macon College accept transfer credits?

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

β€’ CLEP subject tests

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

βœ… Randolph-Macon College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

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

❌ No, Randolph-Macon College is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to include your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Randolph-Macon College's acceptance rate?

βœ… Randolph-Macon College has an acceptance rate of 84%.

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

βœ… Randolph-Macon College's early decision acceptance rate was 93% 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 84%. This means that the institution accepts 83 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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above


22 to 31


22 and Less


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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 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 Β© 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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