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About the University

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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U.S. News & World Report ranks University of Richmond 27th on the national liberal arts college ranking

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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.



Student-faculty ratio (undergraduate)


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


Average number of students per undergraduate class


undergraduate classes taught by teaching assistants


undergraduate majors



alumni chapters around the world


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



varsity sports offered within our Division I athletic program

Atlantic 10

Major conference affiliation



suburban campus

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

90 miles

from Washington, D.C.


No. 17

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

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


of undergraduates come from Virginia
of undergraduates are international students


Total university enrollment

of undergraduates are American students of color
of undergraduates live on campus


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


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

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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