LYNCHBURG, Va. — Randolph College is welcoming its largest class in five years.
210 freshman, transfers, and exchange students are going through orientation at the Lynchburg school.
That number represents a 30-percent increase in new student enrollment.
School officials say the uptick is thanks to expanded recruitment efforts.
Admissions is putting a greater emphasis on attracting students from the northeastern U.S.
The school has also spent money on a new campaign called "Be an Original."
With the transition to co-education now behind them, Randolph president John Klein believes students are focusing on growing and giving the school a new identity.
"We feel that we're now on the way up and that our name is now becoming synonymous with a wonderful liberal arts college here in Lynchburg," says Klein.
Randolph went co-ed in 2007 and changed its name from Randolph-Macon Woman's College.
This is the first year all four classes are fully co-ed.