Randolph College

214 reviews
  1. Lynchburg, VA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
Randolph College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
2500 Rivermont Ave
Lynchburg, VA 24503

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Range
950-1200
ACT Range
20-29
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$20,443/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,075/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,828/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,615/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,050/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,548/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
657Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
36%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Unique
    38%
  • Cliquey
    25%
  • Extroverted
    25%
  • Regressive
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.16 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.17 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Small but Close
    44%
  • Small and beautiful
    22%
  • A Trap
    11%
  • Beautiful
    11%
  • Beautiful campus; Needs to improve in other fields
    11%

After Randolph College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
58%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses

Reviews

214 reviews
  • Excellent
    31
  • Very Good
    76
  • Average
    79
  • Poor
    9
  • Terrible
    19
Lots to Do in Lynchburg – There is always something to do at Randolph. RA's make a solid effort to plan regular hall parties. Students also sometimes have parties in their dorms rooms. Because the campus and the school is so small, you will likely meet just about every student. Almost all of the teachers are extremely friendly and will want to get to know you; they even invite students to their houses sometimes! If social activities on campus get boring, downtown is a very short drive away for those with cars. Lynchburg has several interesting museums, restaurants, and other destinations. Also on the weekends, there are regular shuttles that can take students to the nearby mall for various shopping needs.
  • College Freshman
  • Aug 29 2010
Everything they tell you here is false. Don't trust their claims of "good food" or "high speed internet." The food here makes about ~30% of students perpetually sick. I've eaten at a dozen other colleges and this one is by far the worst in terms of dining hall. There are only two other places on campus to get food: the "Skellar" and the "Red Door." Both are INSANELY overpriced. And good luck keeping to dhall food. Even if it doesn't make you sick, they charge you a meal EVERY time you walk into dhall. I hope you don't need to go to the bathroom during a meal, because they'll charge you as if you ate two meals. This leads to many people running out of meals before the end of the week and that might actually be a good thing because at least they don't have to eat the trash they're serving us.

The community here is cult-like. There are ideologies that you aren't allowed to publicly disagree with without being harassed. The worst one of those: having sex after taking a single sip of alcohol is considered rape here--I'm not even exaggerating. One sip of a beer before you have sex and you're considered a rape victim, so long as you aren't male.

The internet here is so bad that it interferes with my ability to get my work done. They insist on installing spyware onto your computer to monitor your activities. If you refuse to let them do that then you can't get online unless you're good at tricking the network's security protocols. They constantly lie to us and say we're going to get high-speed internet, but don't trust them. They've been saying that for four years now and I'm about to graduate without ever seeing this "high-speed" internet they claim we'll get. Oh, and if you're into video games then stay away, because all of my friends who play online find themselves lagging so hard that they might as well not play.

Oh, and the classes here are insane. The professors tend to have an ideology and you damn well better agree with it, or you'll have a bad time.
  • College Senior
  • 9 months ago
Heat doesn't work. AC doesn't work. And if you NEED AC for a medical issue then good luck, because they won't give you one unless your room is facing a very specific direction. They don't like people having AC units that can be seen from outside of the campus or from front campus. So if you're looking out over the front portion of the school and you NEED AC for a medical reason then they relocate you to a tiny broom-closet single tucked away somewhere and tell you to make it work.

Regular rooms are insanely small. Things are cramped with one person. Bigger rooms exist, but good luck getting them here. The lottery system is ineffective at best. Oh, and seniors get put in the worst dorms by default to trick Freshman into thinking the dorms are nicer than they are. There's a dorm that's essentially our ghetto. It's called Webb. It's where they send upperclassmen as a reward for wasting $85,000 on tuition over their first two years. If they try to put you there flat-out refuse. No heat, no AC allowed, no bunking beds, and the rooms are smaller than the closets in my home. I swear I'm being literal about all of this: it isn't a fun time.
  • College Senior
  • 9 months ago