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Randolph College Increases Ranking in U.S. News & World Report

College ranking goes up for second year

9/14/2011 12:15:17 PM


LYNCHBURG – Randolph College once again moved up in the rankings of one of the nation’s most recognizable college guidebooks. Randolph was ranked 112th for national liberal arts colleges in the 2012 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges.

This is the second consecutive year the College has improved its ranking, and is the latest in a growing number of accomplishments for Randolph College. In addition to yet another year of increased enrollment, the College is undergoing one of the largest renovations in decades—a $6 million renovation of its Student Center. That project was completely funded by five alumnae and their families.

The College was also recognized recently by the Fiske Guide to College, The Princeton Review, Forbes , and Newsweek .

The 2012 rankings of the U.S. News & World Report include data on more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools, comparing them by a set of 16 indicators of excellence including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving, graduation rate performance, and high school counselor ratings.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations