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Randolph Macon College

Ashland, Virginia, United States
Randolph-Macon has a longstanding reputation for giving our students an “edge.”  R-MC integrates an outstanding liberal arts education and success strategies taught by extraordinary faculty mentors with a four year career preparation program called The Edge.

Bachelor's programmes



Founded in 1830 by the Methodist Church, Virginia statesman John Randolph and North Carolina statesman Nathaniel Macon gave their names to the college. Though neither gentleman was a Methodist, their names were adopted to send a message that students of all denominations were welcome. 


Randolph-Macon’s curriculum provides you with:

  • Exposure to broad perspectives and specific concepts.
  • A background in the arts, the humanities and the natural and social sciences.

  • Guidance from teacher-scholars who are active in their disciplines and eager to advise students in choosing majors and pursuing opportunities. 


Our courses are designed to cultivate the skills to assess problems, interpret information, and reach solutions confidently and independently. These skills help you: 

  • Communicate effectively

  • Think analytically and critically

  • Experience and appreciate the creative process

  • Develop qualities of leadership

  • Synthesize your knowledge


A Randolph-Macon education begins with your future in mind. The Edge provides a personalized, comprehensive four-year career preparation program that's integrated with your academic experience. 

With help from dedicated staff at The Edge Career Center and our extraordinary faculty, you will acquire a competitive advantage in reaching your career or graduate school goals. By the time you graduate, you will have what it takes to find your first destination job or graduate program in your chosen field.   

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Student services

The Office of Student Life is committed to creating and facilitating experiences that encourage an inclusive community and total student development. We are also committed to fostering an environment conducive to personal, ethical, cultural, spiritual, and organizational development through co-curricular involvement and exploration.

Housing services

The mission of the Office of Residence Life at Randolph-Macon College is to provide a safe living environment, which is conducive to learning, while providing relevant opportunities for individual growth outside of the classroom.

Library services

Not only do we provide the materials you need for you research (and help finding them), but we also offer inviting spaces for both individual and collaborative study!

On the 1st floor of the library is the Higgins Academic Center(HAC), where you can get assistance with subject tutoring, classroom technology, writing and speaking, peer-mentoring, and disability support services.

ICT services

Randolph-Macon provides wifi for all students in residential and academic areas.  There is no need to bring routers or wireless access points for students on-campus.  The use of unauthorized wireless access points degrades the performance of campus wifi and students may be fined for installing a wifi device that negatively impacts other students.

Medical services

The Student Health Center is open for clinical purposes during the school year only. 

Student Life

Campus life

Randolph-Macon's close-knit, residential environment enhances your college experience in countless ways. The strong sense of community, frequent opportunities to cultivate leadership skills and serve others, and an abundance of social and recreational activities to choose from will make it easy for you to play a significant role in the life of our campus.

Sports facilities

Built in 1964, Crenshaw Gym is home to the highly successful Men's and Women's Basketball and volleyball programs at R-MC. Home to the eighth winningest men's basketball program in small college history.

Student clubs

Randolph-Macon College has over 80 student organizations. These groups support the overall mission of the college and are involved in numerous activities, which promote student growth and development by enriching the academic experiences and providing opportunities to explore community interests, publications and other avenues for involvement.


Randolph-Macon College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees.

Ashland, Virginia, United States