Randolph-Macon’s central Virginia location provides easy access to nearby city and town settings, as well as the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside.
As a college town, is integral to the R-MC student experience. The town and surrounding offers:
- A mix of national chains and and restaurants
- A culturally active , including street parties and arts fairs
- A history-rich region
- A regional park system with forests, streams, and challenging trails for hiking and mountain biking
- The Ashland Amtrak station, providing daily connections to major Northeast Corridor and southern destinations
- Two of the nation's largest bike routes — #1 and #76.
- Easy access to I-95, less than a mile away
, a 15-minute drive from campus, is an important hub of culture, commerce, history and government, featuring a number of benefits for R-MC students, including:
- Fortune 500 companies
- A significant number of R-MC internship opportunities in a state-capital city
- R-MC's Richmond alumni chapter, providing a mentoring and professional resource for R-MC students
- 33,000 works of art at the internationally acclaimed
- 250 shops, restaurants and offices in
Outside magazine named Richmond the “best river town in America.” Here, nature lovers can enjoy hiking, biking and water excursions in Richmond’s system — including whitewater paddling and rafting trips through the middle of downtown.
The College provides access to special rates at nearby hotels and B&B's for R-MC visitors and friends.