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Randolph Admission Requirements

Lynchburg, Virginia

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Your chances of getting into Randolph College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Randolph College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Randolph is 93.8%.  Its admission rate is the 33rd lowest in Virginia.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Randolph and can you get accepted?

Randolph College is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 1,089 out of the 1,161 who applied were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 56 percent on standardized admission tests. Randolph College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.35. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Randolph?

94% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Randolph College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.35 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1030 on the SAT
  • Score 24 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class

Randolph GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Randolph College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Randolph are to have around a 3.35 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.35 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Randolph accepts 94% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Randolph is 3.35 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #28 in Virginia for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Randolph is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.4 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Randolph College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 19.57% Good
3.75 to 3.99 13.04% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 15.94% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 14.49% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 13.77% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 15.94% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 7.25% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Randolph SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Randolph College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 25% of students submitted SAT scores and 9% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Randolph College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 470
Math 25th Percentile 440
Composite 25th Percentile 910
SAT Scores for Randolph College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 590
Math 75th Percentile 550
Composite 75th Percentile 1140
Average SAT Score 1030

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Randolph College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Randolph is 1030 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 910-1140. Students who get into Randolph College score in the top 76 percent of all SAT test takers..  Randolph ranks #33 in the state of Virginia for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1030 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Randolph regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 910 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 910, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 790, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Randolph College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1030 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1025, you have around a 94% chance of being admitted. A 1140 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 97% chance of getting in.

Randolph College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1140 and Above Good >97%
1025 to 1140 Avg + 94%-97%
910 to 1025 Avg - 89%-94%
795 to 910 Reach 81%-89%
Less than 795 Low <81%
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Randolph ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Randolph College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 21
Math 25th Percentile 20
Composite 25th Percentile 22
ACT Scores for Randolph College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 28
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Randolph?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Randolph is 24, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 22 and 27.  The school ranks #19 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 24. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 22 and score in the score in the top 37 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 20.

9 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Randolph College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Randolph College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Randolph for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 24 score has around 94% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 97% with a 27 ACT score.

Randolph College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >97%
24 to 27 Avg + 94%-97%
22 to 24 Avg - 90%-94%
20 to 22 Reach 85%-90%
Less than 20 Low <85%
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High School Class Rank

52% of Randolph College freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 20% are in the top ten percent.

High School Class Rank for admitted Randolph College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 20%
Top 25% of class 52%
Top 50% of class 80%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Randolph College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 730 428 1,161
Accepted 695 391 1,089
Acceptance Rate 95% 91% 94%
Enrolled 87 51 138
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 13% 13%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Randolph College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Randolph College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Randolph College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Randolph College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Randolph College is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.35 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1030 and ACT of 24 will almost guarantee your admission.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=233301 IPEDS survey data for Randolph College.


Does Randolph College prefer SAT or ACT?

25% of students submit their SAT scores to Randolph. 9% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Randolph College?

94% of those who apply are granted admission to Randolph. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Randolph College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 910 and 1140. The average SAT score is 1025. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Randolph College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 27. The average ACT score is 24. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.