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Randolph College

Lynchburg, VA

At A Glance

Main Address

2500 Rivermont Ave

Lynchburg, VA 24503-1555

https://www.randolphcollege.edu/

Admission Office

2500 Rivermont Avenue

Lynchburg, VA 24503-1555

(434) 947-8100

Fax : (434) 947-8996

admissions@randolphcollege.edu

Contact : Travis Carter

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Small

Private

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

United Methodist Church

College Board Code: 5567

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 51.0%

Total undergraduates : 565

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 143

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 82.0%

Average financial aid package : $37,381.00

In-State Tuition : $25,610.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $25,610.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Sep 1

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 2 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : May 1

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : Nov 15

College will notify student of early action admission by : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Mar 1

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : Jul 1

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : May 1

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 8 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 51.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 68.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Biology : 13.0%
Social Sciences : 11.0%
Education : 10.0%
Parks And Recreation : 9.0%
Business/Marketing : 8.0%
Physical Sciences : 8.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 8.0%
Communications/Journalism : 6.0%
Mathematics : 6.0%
Psychology : 6.0%
English : 5.0%
Interdisciplinary Studies : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Business/Commerce, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Education
Education, General M

Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics B

English Language, Literature & Letters
Creative Writing B
English Language and Literature, General B
English Literature (British and Commonwealth) B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature B
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B
French Language and Literature B
Latin Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General B

History
History, General B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Globalization Studies B
Museology/Museum Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Social Sciences
Economics, General B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B
Dance, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Fine/Studio Arts, General B
Music History, Literature, and Theory B
Music Performance, General B
Music Theory and Composition B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Washington Semester

Computer Services

155 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : observatory, 3 nature preserves, botanical garden, 100-acre equestrian center, museum of American art, science and mathematics resource center, learning resources center, writing lab, artificial turf field and track facility, organic garden

Geographic Location : 60 miles from Roanoke and Charlottesville.

Small City

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 565

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 143

Degree-seeking undergrads : 547

Graduate enrollment : 52

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 79.0%

Out of state students : 21.0%

Part Time students : <1%

Percentage of males : 39.0%

Percentage of females : 61.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 7.0%

Black African American : 16.0%

Asian : 3.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 8.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 1.0%

White : 60.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 3.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Honor code is fundamental to the conduct and governance of the College.

Student Newspaper : Sundial

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 90.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 77.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $300.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Wildcats

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

NCAA Division III

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Reduced course load

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Lacrosse

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division III

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division III

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 1,177

Admitted : 1,054

Enrolled : 143

Less selective 90.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Important

Alumni Relation

Extracurricular Activities

Level of Applicant's Interest

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Considered

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

First generation college student

Interview

Recommendations

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Considered if submitted: ACT

Considered if submitted: SAT

Considered if submitted: SAT Subject Tests

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

SAT Subject Tests

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Rigor of high school curriculum and achievement are most important, followed by teacher and counselor recommendations, test scores, activities, and personal achievement.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 15.0%

Top Quarter : 49.0%

Top Half : 80.0%

Bottom Half : 20.0%

Bottom Quarter : 2.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 22.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 10.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 14.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 13.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 3.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 4.0%

600 - 699 : 24.0%

500 - 599 : 47.0%

400 - 499 : 24.0%

300 - 399 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 2.0%

600 - 699 : 17.0%

500 - 599 : 50.0%

400 - 499 : 25.0%

300 - 399 : 6.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

24 - 29 : 32.0%

18 - 23 : 50.0%

12 - 17 : 18.0%

ACT Math

24 - 29 : 18.0%

18 - 23 : 53.0%

12 - 17 : 29.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 4.0%

24 - 29 : 29.0%

18 - 23 : 39.0%

12 - 17 : 25.0%

6 - 11 : 3.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Randolph participates in the AP Program by awarding advanced standing (course exemption and academic credits) or advanced placement (course exemption without credits) to entering students who have made specified scores on AP Examinations taken prior to matriculation at the College. Faculty members of the appropriate academic departments establish policies for advanced standing and advanced placement in each discipline. Entering students who have earned scores of "3" or better on AP Examinations may be considered for advanced placement in college courses and for credit toward graduation at the discretion of the department chairs involved. Most departments require a minimum score of "4" before credit will be granted.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

2

0

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

3

0

Science Lab

2

0

Foreign Language

0

3

Academic Electives

1

3

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 91.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 20.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

480 - 580

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

490 - 600

ACT Composite

19 - 25


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

4

3

ARTS 103R

All

3-D Art and Design

4

3

ARTS 103R

All

Art History

4

6

ARTH 101 & 102

All

Biology

4

4

BIOL 103/100L

All

Calculus AB

4

3

MATH 149R

All

Calculus BC

4

6

MATH 149R & 150R

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

4

3

MATH 149R

All

Chemistry

4

4

CHEM 105/105L

All

5

8

CHEM 105/105L and CHEM 106/106L

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

--

POL 101

All

4

3

POL 105

All

Computer Science A

4

3

CSCI 151

All

Drawing

4

3

ARTS 103R

All

English Language and Composition

3

--

ENGL 103

All

4

3

ENGL 103

All

English Literature and Composition

3

--

ENGL 103

All

4

3

ENGL 103

All

Environmental Science

4

3

EVST 101

All

European History

4

6

Introductory European history survey

All

French Language and Culture

3

--

FREN 201, 202

All

4

6

FREN 213 & 216

All

Human Geography

4

3

GEO 203

All

Latin

4

6

LATN 201 & 202

All

Macroeconomics

4

3

ECON 101R

All

Microeconomics

4

3

ECON 102R

All

Music Theory

3

3

MUSC 103

All

5

3

MUSC 107

All

Physics 1

3

4

PHYS 105/105L

All

Physics 2

3

4

PHYS 106/106L

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

4

PHYS 116/116L

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

4

PHYS 115/115L

All

Psychology

4

3

PSYC 105R

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

--

SPAN 202

All

4

3

SPAN 301

All

5

6

SPAN 301 and 302

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

--

SPAN 202

All

4

3

SPAN 301

All

5

6

SPAN 301 and 302

All

Statistics

4

3

MATH 227

All

United States Government and Politics

3

--

POL 101

All

4

3

POL 101

All

United States History

4

6

Introductory U.S. history survey

All

World History: Modern

4

6

Introductory world history survey

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

99

--

American Literature

99

--

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

99

--

Biology

99

--

Calculus with Elementary Functions

99

--

Chemistry

99

--

College Algebra

99

--

English Literature

99

--

French I

99

--

French II

99

--

German I

99

--

German II

99

--

History of United States I

99

--

History of United States II

99

--

Human Growth and Development

99

--

Information Systems and Computer Applications

99

--

Introduction to Educational Psychology

99

--

Introductory Business Law

99

--

Introductory Psychology

99

--

Introductory Sociology

99

--

Principles of Macroeconomics

99

--

Principles of Management

99

--

Principles of Marketing

99

--

Principles of Microeconomics

99

--

Spanish I

99

--

Spanish II

99

--

Western Civilization I

99

--

Western Civilization II

99

--

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 80.0%

% of loans / jobs : 20.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 89.0%

% Judged to have need : 93.0%

% that were offered aid : 93.0%

% that had need fully met : 22.0%

% of need met : 82.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $37,381.00

Avg non need-based aid : $29,844.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $33,484.00

Avg need-based loan : $5,190.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $42,569.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 1

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Denise Rindler

Financial aid office phone : (434) 947-8128

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,688.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

Gottwald Scholarship: full tuition plus travel stipend; based on academic profile; approximately 3 awarded in each class. Presidential Scholars: $17,500; renewable annually; based on academic profile.

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Music/Drama

Religious Affiliation

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Deferred payment

External finance company

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$25,610.00

$25,610.00

$25,610.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$25,610.00

$25,610.00

$25,610.00

Room and board:

$11,000.00

--

--

Books and supplies:

$1,280.00

$1,280.00

$1,280.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,130.00

$1,130.00

$1,130.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,952.00

--

--

Estimated Total In-state:

$40,972.00

$28,020.00

$28,020.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$40,972.00

$28,020.00

$28,020.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.75

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 62

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 62

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 56

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 82

Transfers admitted percentage: 84.0%

Transfers admitted: 69

Transfers enrolled percentage: 24.0%

Transfers enrolled: 20

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 35.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 65.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

Special Requirements

Previous academic record most important factor.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $25,610.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $11,000.00

Room & Board(off-campus): --

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,688.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 86

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 79

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser