Randolph College

Randolph College

Randolph College was founded as the Randolph-Macon Woman's College by William Waugh Smith. Established on March 10, 1891, the college became coeducational on July 1, 2007, and was subsequently renamed Randolph College. The campus is spread across 100 acres in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Students of Randolph College can choose from more than 50 majors and minors. The college offers master's degrees in education, and teaching, and pre-professional programs in medicine, education, law, health, business, and physical education. Cooperative career programs, and study abroad opportunities are also provided.

The student body of Randolph College has representatives from over 35 states and more than 30 foreign countries. The athletics department fields teams in basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, riding, lacrosse, softball, and volleyball. The teams are known as the Wildcats, and they are members of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and the NCAA Division III.

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Contacting Randolph College

Randolph College
2500 Rivermont Ave
Lynchburg , VA 24503-1555
General Phone: (434) 947-8000

Randolph College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts67American studies, Russian language, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, ...
Science26biology, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling14psychology
Fine Arts10fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts7dance, drama
Conservation and Resource Management5environmental studies, environmental science
Education and Teaching5special ed, ESL instruction
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy, religion
Media4communication studies
Music3music history and theory, music performance, music theory and composition
Business and Management1business
Medicine1health professions
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical education
Engineering0engineering physics

Number of programs and degrees for Randolph College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree14438
Master's degree52

Randolph College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Randolph College had a total enrollment of 656 students (615 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 34%
Women 66%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 99%
Graduate 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 9%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 12%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 45%
20-21 39%
22-24 5%
25-29 2%
30-34 1%
35-39 2%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)14%
North Carolina6%
New Jersey3%
New York2%
New Hampshire1%
State unknown1%
West Virginia1%
South Carolina1%

Randolph College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %

Randolph College Room and Board (2007)

Randolph College offers campus housing for 670 of its 615 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Lynchburg, Virginia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Virginia Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Randolph College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal510640
SAT Math490610
ACT Composite2129

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT17%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Randolph College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 27,380
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,380
Room and board $ 9,350
Room charge $ 4,675
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,675
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Randolph College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 373400)

Randolph College Faculty

Randolph College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year17$74,5967$68,937
Associate professoracademic year10$57,00618$56,406
Assistant professoracademic year2*7$50,754
Instructoracademic year1*3$42,643
No academic rankacademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year30$65,96736$56,334

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Randolph College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Track Old Dominion Athletic Conference

Randolph College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Engineering Physics

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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