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Randolph Macon College Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Randolph Macon College, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is March 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Randolph Macon College by April 1.

Randolph Macon College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Randolph Macon College 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 21%
Mean SAT Score 1122
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 90%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 24%
Waitlist Yes

Considering Applying Early to Randolph Macon College?

Randolph-Macon College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast! Randolph Macon College will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 1.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

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

Is Randolph Macon College Hard To Get Into?

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

In 2021, Randolph Macon College accepted 71% of all applicants, around 1,914 of the 2,684 students who applied.

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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

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

What's Most Important to Get In to Randolph Macon College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider 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 apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Randolph Macon College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Randolph Macon College 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Randolph Macon College 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)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

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, 69% submitted a class rank. At Randolph Macon College 21% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 48% were in the top 25% and 82% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Randolph-Macon College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 69%
3.75 and 3.99 19.1%
3.50 and 3.74 16.3%
3.25 and 3.49 17%
3.00 and 3.24 9.1%
2.50 and 2.9 7.7%
2.00 and 2.49 0.2%

Randolph Macon College does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of 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 2021, 90% of Randolph Macon College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 24% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Randolph Macon College?

To be competitive with other Randolph Macon College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1040 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Randolph Macon College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 1040, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Randolph Macon College student is 1122.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Randolph Macon College students scored 598 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 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Randolph Macon College?

To be most competitive at Randolph Macon College, you should strive to earn between 21 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Randolph Macon College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Randolph Macon College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

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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 - Spring 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

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

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 whether to include your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send 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's acceptance rate is 71%.

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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 71%. This means that the institution accepts 71 out of every 100 applicants.



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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

21 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


21 to 28


21 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 24. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Randolph Macon College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Randolph Macon College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1200


Math SAT Range

510 - 598


Reading SAT Range

520 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1200 and Above


1040 to 1200


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Randolph Macon College students is 1122. Applicants with SAT scores of 1200 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Randolph Macon College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1040 to 1200 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1040 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.

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