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Your chances of getting into Randolph Macon College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Randolph Macon College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Randolph-Macon is 83.8%.  Its admission rate is the 24th lowest in Virginia.

Admission Selectivity

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

Randolph Macon 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, 1,886 out of the 2,250 who applied were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 49 percent on standardized admission tests. Randolph Macon College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.7. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Randolph-Macon?

84% 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.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

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

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.7 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1120 on the SAT
  • Score 24 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Randolph-Macon GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Randolph Macon College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Randolph-Macon are to have around a 3.7 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.7 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Randolph-Macon accepts 84% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Randolph-Macon is 3.7 on the 4.0 scale. 35% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #11 in Virginia for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Randolph-Macon 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 3.7 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 Macon College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 35.2% Good
3.75 to 3.99 17.2% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 16.6% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 11.9% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 10.5% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 8.4% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.2% 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-Macon SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Randolph Macon College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Randolph Macon College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 520
Math 25th Percentile 510
Composite 25th Percentile 1030
SAT Scores for Randolph Macon College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 620
Math 75th Percentile 598
Composite 75th Percentile 1218
Average SAT Score 1120

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Randolph-Macon is 1120 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1030-1218. Students who get into Randolph Macon College score in the top 55 percent of all SAT test takers..  Randolph-Macon ranks #20 in the state of Virginia for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1120 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Randolph-Macon regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1030, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 940, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Randolph Macon 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 "recommended".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1120 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 1124, you have around a 84% chance of being admitted. A 1218 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 91% chance of getting in.

Randolph Macon College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1218 and Above Good >91%
1124 to 1218 Avg + 84%-91%
1030 to 1124 Avg - 73%-84%
936 to 1030 Reach 59%-73%
Less than 936 Low <59%
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Randolph-Macon ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Randolph Macon College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 20
Math 25th Percentile 19
Composite 25th Percentile 21
ACT Scores for Randolph Macon College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 29
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 28
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Randolph-Macon is 24, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 21 and 28.  The school ranks #18 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 21 and score in the score in the top 43 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 18.

25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Randolph Macon College.

Score Submission Requirements

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

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-Macon for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 24 score has around 84% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 92% with a 28 ACT score.

Randolph Macon College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >92%
24 to 28 Avg + 84%-92%
21 to 24 Avg - 75%-84%
18 to 21 Reach 64%-75%
Less than 18 Low <64%
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High School Class Rank

81% of Randolph Macon College freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 45% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Randolph Macon College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 21%
Top 25% of class 45%
Top 50% of class 81%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

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

Randolph Macon College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,190 1,060 2,250
Accepted 1,019 867 1,886
Acceptance Rate 86% 82% 84%
Enrolled 188 157 345
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 18% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Mar 1, 2024

Days left to Apply


Applicants have 7 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2024.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Randolph Macon College Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Randolph Macon College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Randolph Macon 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 3.7 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1120 and ACT of 24 will almost guarantee your admission.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=233295 IPEDS survey data for Randolph Macon College.


Does Randolph Macon College prefer SAT or ACT?

91% of students submit their SAT scores to Randolph-Macon. 25% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Randolph Macon College?

84% of those who apply are granted admission to Randolph-Macon. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Randolph Macon College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1218. The average SAT score is 1124. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Randolph Macon College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 28. The average ACT score is 24. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.