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About the University

The Princeton Review ranks Richmond in Top 50 "Colleges That Pay You Back" and Top 25 "Best Schools for Internships"

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance names UR a 2017 'Best College Value'

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Richmond earns high marks from Institute of International Education for study abroad and international enrollment

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Explore the city that the Huffington Post named as one of "America's Top 5 Cities to Keep on Your Radar"

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MONEY and ESSENCE selects UR as one of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans

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There's Only One

Richmond is the only university with a Spider mascot,
but that’s not all that sets us apart.

We’re a liberal arts school at our core, seamlessly integrating arts and sciences, business, leadership studies, and even law, into the undergraduate curriculum. We breed critical thinkers and smart workers with the skills demanded by today’s employers and graduate schools. Within six months of graduation, 94 percent are employed.

We offer the resources of a large research university, but the intimacy of a small college. Millions in faculty research grants, and plenty of chances for students to work alongside. An 8:1 student-faculty ratio and mentors for life. Summer internship or research funding for every undergraduate — guaranteed.

We’re private, but also affordable. Financial need isn’t a factor in admissions decisions. And then we pay 100% of what the family cannot.

Our students come from — and go to — every part of the world, but they’ll always have a home on our beautiful suburban campus. We’re just six miles from, and deeply connected to, the dynamic capital city we call home — Richmond, Virginia.

Academics

16

Average number of students per undergraduate class

1st

In 2015, Richmond tied for first in the bachelor’s institutions category of universities producing the most Fulbright U.S. Scholars

60+

undergraduate majors

8:1

Student-faculty ratio (undergraduate)

Zero

undergraduate classes taught by teaching assistants

Alumni

45

alumni chapters around the world

50,995

alumni residing in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and more than 60 countries

Athletics

Atlantic 10

Major conference affiliation

17

varsity sports offered within our Division I athletic program

Financial Aid

100%

Richmond is need-blind in admission and meets 100% of demonstrated need

$69 million

in institutional grants and scholarships awarded to 65% of students

$45,780

Average need-based award

45+36

Approximately 45 Richmond Scholars scholarships and 36 Presidential scholarships are awarded to entering first-year students each year

$60,000

Virginians with parental income of $60,000 or less receive full scholarships

Location

350-acre

suburban campus

90 miles

from Washington, D.C.

6 miles

from downtown Richmond — Virginia’s capital city — with free shuttle service running to locations throughout the city

2 hours

from both the Atlantic Ocean and the Blue Ridge Mountains

Rankings

No. 27

among the nation's "Best Liberal Arts Colleges” — U.S. News & World Report

No. 26

for "Best Value" among national liberal arts colleges — U.S. News & World Report

No. 17

of 100 best value private liberal arts colleges — Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Students

9%
of undergraduates are international students
90%
of undergraduates live on campus

187

student organizations including 27 club sports, 6 honorary societies (including Phi Beta Kappa), 14 religious groups, 14 fraternities and sororities, a student newspaper, and a radio station

26%
of undergraduates are American students of color

4,181

Total university enrollment

2,990

Undergraduates from 46 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and 69 countries

18%
of undergraduates come from Virginia

The Richmond Guarantee

Every undergraduate student is eligible to receive a fellowship of up to $4,000 for a summer internship or faculty-mentored research project.

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