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Academics

Rest assured, at Randolph College, “You’re not just a number; you matter as an individual.” Indeed, this “small, tight-knit community” instantly “makes you feel welcome.” Additionally, students at Randolph are grateful they attend a college that “promotes selfdiscovery, personal growth, and individuality.” Further, “small class sizes” allow for an “emphasis on student-professor relationships,” a hallmark of a Randolph education. One undergrad happily confirms, “My academic experience has been challenging, there’s no doubt, but the professor support has made that challenge enjoyable and exciting.” A fellow student agrees, sharing, “My professors are excellent. Everyone I have had here has been supremely knowledgeable, understanding and helpful to students. The number one goal is always to make students better thinkers.” Finally, as this student gushes, “My professors are amazing! Their passion for the subject matter and course content is infectious. I look forward to each class each day and feel confident in my education. Learning is interesting and fun here, and professors are eager to answer questions and provide resources to supplement lectures and experiments. Often professors list their home phone numbers on syllabi to allow students to contact them outside of office hours. Every professor replies to e-mail quickly, and professors are all very easy to communicate with in the classroom and one-on-one.”

Student Body

Undergrads at Randolph emphatically state that there’s no typical student to be found wandering around campus. As one knowing undergrad shares, “Students vary widely in background and personality, preferences, [and] habits.” Additionally, a “considerable percentage of the student body is comprised of international students,” which certainly adds to the diversity of the school. Of course, if pressed to throw out some adjectives, Randolph undergrads will likely say that their peers are “hardworking, artistic, and caring.” They are also “intelligent,” “unafraid to speak their minds,” and “committed to doing excellent work.” Fortunately, “being such a small campus, it is hard not [to] develop lots of friends from several different social groups,” and certainly, “campus traditions help form a very strong sense of community here.” Or, as one content undergrad simply states, “Everyone gets along fairly well and it’s not too hard to fit in when there aren’t really any labels for people.”

Campus Life

According to many undergrads, “life at Randolph is always busy and exciting.” As one ecstatic student quickly asserts, “I don’t think I have [been] bored [since] the day I stepped foot on this campus.” And why would you be? Indeed, there are “a wide variety of clubs and organizations [in which] to become involved.” Moreover, there are “many sports teams and exciting competitions to watch” as well as intramurals, which “offer a chance for nonathletes to” participate. In addition, there are a myriad of “parties and dances…sponsored by various organizations.” These events are typically well-attended by students, as “they never disappoint.” And for those undergrads looking for an activity a little more out of the box, there’s “even a game called Humans vs Zombies where students dress up and try to ‘turn people into zombies’ with Nerf guns. It’s a lot of fun.” Randolph is also home to many proud traditions and students love to partake. An insider reveals, “The even-odd class rivalry is definitely one popular school tradition. Skeller Sings are one of the events where the even spirit society (ETAs) and odd spirit society (Gammas) will sing (read: shout) songs at each other and try to create distractions while the other group sings.” Finally, when students want to look beyond the campus for fun, they can “go hiking, swimming, and boating at all the lakes, rivers, and trails. [Indeed] there is a lot of nature and history surrounding the Lynchburg area.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Joy McGrath
Director of Events and Visits

Address
Admissions Office
2500 Rivermont Ave.
Lynchburg, VA 24503

Phone
800-745-7692

Email
admissions@randolphcollege.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Maier Museum of Art
Randolph College Riding Center
The Greek Amphitheater
Organic Garden
New Student Center
New field and track The Skeller (coffee bar) Houston Chapel

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Appalachian Trail
Blue Ridge Parkway
Wintergreen Ski Resort
Poplar Forest (Thomas Jefferson's summer home)
Blackwater Creek Trail System
Rafting and biking also available in the area http://www.lynchburgva.gov/

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; Saturday
M-F 9am-4pm; Sat by appt.
800-745-7692

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, other times by appt.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Upon request

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@randolphcollege.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Not available during exam period

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Lynchburg Municipal Airport is a 20-minute drive from campus. Call the Admissions Office for special arranged pickup. Taxi and limousine service are available at the airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
The major north-south highway to Lynchburg is U.S. Rte. 29. The major east-west highway is U.S. Rte. 460. Both of these roads have clear signs to the College. In Lynchburg, Main St. (which is one-way) becomes Rivermont Ave. Continue on Rivermont Ave. about 2 miles to entrance of Randolph, on the right.

Local Accommodations
Holiday Inn Select (601 Main St.; 800-465-4329), Craddock Terry Hotel (1312 Commerce Street; 434.455.1500), Kirkley Hotel(2900 Candlers Mountain Rd; 866-510-6333), Hampton Inn (5604 Seminole Ave; 800-426-7866), Marriott Courtyard (4640 Murray Place; 800-321-2211). Bed and breakfasts: The Residence (2460 Rivermont Ave.; 888-835-0387), The Federal Crest Inn (1101 Federal St.; 800-818-6155), Ivy Creek Farm (2812 Link Road; 800-689-7404)

Admissions

Applicants: 1,177
Acceptance Rate: 90%
Average HS GPA: 3.56







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