Just 90 miles south of Washington, DC, and minutes outside of Richmond, Randolph-Macon College is ideally located in the scenic town of Ashland, Virginia — affectionately known as "the Center of the Universe" by those who live here.

An Ideal Location

It's easy to get here, and once you've arrived, you'll find an inviting campus environment and an active, involved community.


A busy campus community life plus friendly people equal an ideal college environment. Here, students build lifelong friendships with each other and enduring relationships with faculty mentors.

Arts & Culture

The R-MC calendar of events includes theatre, music and film as well as a full schedule of visiting artists, writers, scholars, leaders, and public figures. Nearby offers such attractions as the world-class  and the annual , which welcomes musicians from around the world.  The Town of Ashland has a great deal of .


When it's time for a break from the books, there's always plenty to do around here, on campus and off. Major and local retailers and restaurants and a 20-screen movie theatre can be found in Ashland or just south along Route 1, and Richmond offers many more options, including the popular  shopping district. The athletically inclined can take advantage R-MC's , or the hiking, biking and waterways of the  system in Richmond.


The central Virginia region has seen some of the nation's most important historical moments, from the founding of  to "Give me liberty" speech in St. John's Church to  and  battles. Randolph-Macon itself was founded in 1830, celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2005. Three buildings on the campus are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.