Randolph-Macon College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 5005
Ashland, VA 23005-5505
Tel: (804)752-7200
Free: 800-888-1762
Admissions: (804)752-7305
Fax: (804)752-4707
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rmc.edu/


Independent United Methodist, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1830. Setting: 110-acre suburban campus with easy access to Richmond. Endowment: $95.3 million. Research spending 2003-04: $245,333. Educational spending 2003-04: $8581 per student. Total enrollment: 1,127. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 1,720 applied, 77% were admitted. 22% from top 10% of their high school class, 48% from top quarter, 81% from top half. 7 class presidents, 1 valedictorian, 57 student government officers. Full-time: 1,103 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 24 students, 63% women, 38% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 17 other countries, 33% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 0% 25 or older, 84% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; business/marketing; English. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at members of the Seven-College Exchange Program. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, SAT Subject Tests, SAT II: Writing Test. Placement: SAT Subject Tests recommended. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: 4/1, 12/1 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $29,135 includes full-time tuition ($21,990), mandatory fees ($635), and college room and board ($6510). College room only: $3380. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $250 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 76 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 40% of eligible men and 40% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Macon Outdoors Club, Campus Activities Board/Student Government Association, Drama Guild, intramural sports, Student Honors Association. Major annual events: Dance Marathon, football game against Hampden-Sydney College, Springfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 950 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. McGraw-Page Library with 182,368 books, 209,300 microform titles, 1,455 serials, 5,116 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $733,347. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Ashland is a suburban area 15 miles from Richmond, and 90 miles south of Washington DC. Community facilities include a public library, six churches, 2 medical centers, and a number of civic and service organizations.

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