9/1/2001LYNCHBURG, Va. — In a ceremony in the newly renovated Smith Hall Theatre, R-MWC President Kathleen Gill Bowman welcomed the 190 members of the Class of 2005 and congratulated them for having made the decision to attend a women’s college.
"By choosing a woman’s college, you have demonstrated that you are ready to live and work and play in an environment with a clear and unwavering focus on the achievement of women," the President noted. "You have made a bold statement about your desire to continue exploring your potential as a leader, and your eagerness to work and learn alongside other women leaders."
The 190 new first-time, first-year students hail from 29 states and 24 foreign countries and have an average SAT score of 1175. In addition to the first-years, the College is also the new academic home of 20 transfer students, 22 Prime Time students, 10 international exchange students, and 12 students from the Lynchburg community.
"What’s most exciting is that the quality of our student population continues to rise," said Vice President for Enrollment Connie Gores. "This is an extraordinary group of women in many, many ways, and the College will undoubtedly be a richer place because they are here."
Founded in 1891, Randolph-Macon Woman's College is one of the premier women's colleges in the country, ranking among the top ten percent of all colleges and universities nationwide in the percentage of its graduates who go on to earn Ph.D's. Study at R-MWC combines coursework, internships, study abroad, and co-curricular activities in a rigorous and coherent educational program for women.
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