Randolph Macon College

Randolph Macon College

Randolph-Macon College, or R-MC, was founded by the Virginia Methodists in 1830. Named in honor of statesmen John Randolph of Roanoke, and Nathaniel Macon, R-MC was originally situated in Boydton. It moved to its present 110-acre campus in Ashland, Virginia after the Civil War. This coeducational liberal arts college is one of the oldest Methodist-run institutes in the country.

R-MC offers a number of majors and minors. Courses are available in art history, computer science drama, Asian studies, international studies, education, literature, music, women's studies, studio art, and religious studies, among others. The college also provides various internships and study abroad programs.

The sports teams of R-MC are known as the Yellow Jackets. The athletics department of the college is a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III. The teams participate in sports like baseball, basketball, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, field hockey, softball, swimming, and volleyball.

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Randolph-Macon College
204 Henry St
Ashland , VA 23005-5505
General Phone: (804) 752-7200

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Randolph-Macon College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts142women's studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, Ancient Greek language, Latin language, English, economics, ...
Science27biology, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling20psychology
Business and Management14accounting
Fine Arts7fine arts, art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy, religion
Art Studies4arts management
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental studies
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree24230

Randolph-Macon College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Randolph-Macon College had a total enrollment of 1,176 students (1,192 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 9%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 55%
20-21 37%
22-24 5%
25-29 0%
30-34 0%
40-49 0%

Randolph-Macon College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %

Randolph-Macon College Room and Board (2007)

Randolph-Macon College offers campus housing for 1,073 of its 1,192 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Ashland, 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-Macon College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500590
SAT Math490590
SAT Writing490580

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 ACT30%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Randolph-Macon College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 28,355
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,355
Room and board $ 8,610
Room charge $ 4,705
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,905
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Randolph-Macon College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 373300)

Randolph-Macon College Faculty

Randolph-Macon 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 year25$82,26911$72,700
Associate professoracademic year17$62,5657$59,615
Assistant professoracademic year11$50,73917$51,382
Instructoracademic year2*3$40,413
All faculty totalacademic year55$68,50438$58,203

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

Randolph-Macon College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Basketball Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Baseball Old Dominion Athletic Conference

Randolph-Macon College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Arts Management

Business And Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

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

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

Liberal Arts
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Latin Language and Literature
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

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

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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