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R-MWC Excels in Rankings

Guidebooks recognize R-MWC for internationalism, diversity

8/30/2004 1:18:07 PM


Randolph-Macon Woman’s College continues to garner impressive rankings in national guidebooks and college ranking publications. The 2005 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges ranked R-MWC 83rd out of 217 national liberal arts colleges in the country and 8th among those colleges in the percentage of international students on campus. In addition, R-MWC ranked 48th in campus diversity and 33rd for small classes.

“These rankings reflect the College’s intentional focus as an international community with a global outlook ,” said President Kathleen Gill Bowman. “It’s not simply about having a lot of foreign students; internationalism permeates everything we do. Our faculty teach and prepare Randolph-Macon women to be citizens of the world. From the humanities to the sciences, nearly every academic experience has an international component, perspective or application.”

Rankings in other guidebooks affirm this.

R-MWC is also included in the new guidebook Colleges of Distinction, which honors a select group of colleges and universities that excel in four areas of distinction: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Communities and Successful Outcomes.

The 2005 Fiske Guide to Colleges gave R-MWC high praise for the rigor of our academic programs, as well as kudos for the supportiveness of the College community.

The 2005 edition of the Princeton Review’s Best 357 Colleges lauded R-MWC for campus diversity as well as great computer and laboratory facilities. The College also received high ratings (on a 1-100 scale) for Academics (95) and Quality of Life (92). The residence halls were ranked 14th in the nation on the list of “Dorms Like Palaces.”

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