Randolph-Macon Woman's College
2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, Virginia 24503
Tel 434-947-8100 or

731 women
33 women

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The American Culture Program provides an inclusive study of American society that recognizes women and people of color. Study is concentrated, interdisciplinary, and often on-site at key locations in and near Virginia. Recently, American Culture students recreated the Lewis and Clark expedition from Missouri to Oregon.

The Macon Plan, the Career Development Center (CDC) and faculty work with each student throughout her four years to assess strengths and explore possibilities for her future. Part of this process is the internship program, a wide-reaching network of opportunities available to students of almost every area of interest. The College has an extensive alumnae network, which provides mentoring and career opportunities to students.

The Prime Time Program serves the degree-seeking adult woman (24 or older) who wishes to return to college to pursue her education at the undergraduate level. Assistance and support are available from faculty and an experienced staff who are sensitive to the issues facing these students.

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Randolph-Macon Woman's College
2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, Virginia 24503

Smith Memorial Building is the centerpiece of RMWC's Campus

College Description
Randolph-Macon Woman's College has been committed to excellence in the education of women since its founding in 1891. Our dedication to educating each individual student is made possible by the small size of the College, support of the student's growth through an integrated four-year plan, and an emphasis on personal integrity and ethical and social responsibility — essential components of our Honor System. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the College enrolls 760 students from 43 states, the District of Columbia, and 47 foreign countries. More than 90% of full-time students reside on campus, which comprises 100 beautiful wooded acres near the James River in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Lynchburg, Virginia, a city of 80,000.

Academic Life
The academic program offers 25 major programs, emphases within majors, and 41 departmental and 11 interdisciplinary concentrations. B.A.'s are offered in all majors; a B.S. is offered in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. A broad liberal arts and sciences curriculum offers a wide range of knowledge and skills to prepare students for a successful future. The primary goal is to train students to think critically and independently and to be able to communicate their conclusions effectively in both written and oral forms. Each student works with her advisor to meet the requirements of a general education program and her chosen program of study. Students have access to joint academic programs with other colleges and universities, extensive junior-year-abroad options, and study-travel trips that take them to countries surrounding the globe from England, the Czech Republic, and Russia to Australia, Japan, and Mexico. A visiting professor program brings an international scholar to campus each year. Pre-professional preparation includes teacher licensure/certification in elementary and secondary education, pre-law, pre-med, pre-vet, and other health-related study.

Campus Life
R-MWC provides many opportunities for students to participate or lead in organizations and activities. A sampling includes: BIONIC (Believe It Or Not, I Care — volunteer service), Black Woman's Alliance, Hail, Muse, etc.! (literary magazine), Helianthus (yearbook), Macon Activities Council, Pan World Club, Randy Mac Pac (outdoor activities), Sock & Buskin (theatre group), Student Government, and The Sundial (campus newspaper). The Writing Lab is an excellent resource that offers support or assistance with writing. The College's across-the-curriculum writing program evaluates student writing skills in nearly every course each semester. Traditional-age students live on campus in spacious residence hall rooms that receive rave reviews from students. A counseling and health center serves all students.

Facilities and Resources
R-MWC is home to the Maier Museum of Art, which houses a nationally recognized collection of American paintings and works on papers, including works by George Bellows, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe, and James McNeill Whistler. The Ethyl Science and Mathematics Resource Center provides innovative scientific software and a resource library. The entire campus is fully networked and has access to the Internet. State-of-the-art Macintosh and PC-compatible equipment is located in laboratories throughout campus, which are open 24 hours a day. A new multimedia psychology lab with 15 Pentium computers is available to psychology students. R-MWC students use scientific equipment often available only to graduate students at larger institutions, including a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer and a 14-inch pier-mounted Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. Thoresen Theatre, a 250-seat, high-tech theatre, has computerized lighting and sound and a fully equipped scene shop, and offers excellent training to students in these areas.

Randolph-Macon Woman's College, classified NCAA Division III, is a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Intercollegiate sports teams include riding, soccer, volleyball, field hockey, tennis, softball, lacrosse, basketball, and swimming. A new playing field and training room have recently been completed. A physical education and recreation complex includes a gymnasium, swimming pool, new fitness center, and dance studio. Outdoor athletic facilities include eight tennis courts, a field for hockey, soccer, and lacrosse, and an exceptional 100-acre riding facility located 15 minutes from campus with a jumping amphitheater and modern covered arena.

Financial Aid / Scholarships
The staff of the Center for Financial Planning and Assistance works closely with families to answer questions and provide guidance regarding financial options available. More than 95% of all R-MWC students receive some type of financial assistance through scholarships, loans, grants, and campus jobs. Approximately $10 million in assistance is awarded annually. The deadline for the application for financial assistance is before November 15 for Early Decision candidates and prior to March 1 for Regular Decision candidates. Only the FAFSA is required for consideration for any type of funds. The College maintains a long-standing tradition of need-blind admissions. Students are automatically considered for competitive, merit-based scholarships upon application for admission. Top candidates who apply by December 1 may also be considered for the Presidential Scholars Competition program in February. Honor scholarships range in value from $4,000 to full tuition and are renewable provided minimum QPR (quality point ratio) is maintained.

Admission Requirements / Application
Early Decision applicants should apply by November 15. Regular Decision candidates should submit their applications and supportive credentials by March 1. SAT I or ACT scores, two recommendations, and a $35 application fee are required in addition to the high school transcript. Campus visits are strongly encouraged. During the visit, students can attend a class, speak with current students and faculty, tour campus with a student tour guide, and ask lots of questions. During the academic year, tours and interviews can be scheduled anytime from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m weekdays and 10:00 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Tours may also be scheduled on Saturday and Sunday afternoons upon request. From May 15 to August 31, the Admissions Office schedules appointments on weekdays only. Please contact the Admissions Office at 434-947-8100 or 800-745-7692 to schedule a visit.

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