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UR earns highest ranking ever from U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Colleges 2018" guide ranked the University of Richmond 23rd on the National Liberal Arts College ranking. Richmond moved up from 27th last year. The school also ranked as the 20th "Best Value" among national liberal arts colleges, moving up from 26th last year.

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Princeton Review names UR among best colleges in the country

The Princeton Review ranked Richmond as the No. 1 Best-Run College in the country and named UR among the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education.

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Spiders exceed the national average for studying abroad

The national average of total undergraduate students who study abroad is around 15 percent. At Richmond, that number is around 67 percent.

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Richmond shines in latest Fiske Guide

The latest Fiske Guide selected UR for its 2018 edition of more than 300 “best and most interesting schools” in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain, highlighting several of our innovative programs that equip students for ambitious lives after college.

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

Richmond earned the #17 spot on the magazine’s list of 100 best values in private liberal arts colleges. UR ranked #31 in the overall category.

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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.

The University of Richmond is for the intellectually ambitious.

Here, you’ll find all of the features and opportunities you expect from a top-ranked national university. But the power of a Richmond education comes in everything else we do — the countless endeavors that go beyond the expected, that heighten every aspect of our students’ educational experience.

Our interdisciplinary approach integrates arts and sciences with business, leadership studies, and law. We bring together confident students and expert faculty in an environment of both intellectual and personal engagement.

Industry-leading financial aid ensures that talented students of all backgrounds can come together to form a transformative educational environment. And we guarantee every student up to $4,000 for a summer research or internship experience.

Within one year of graduation, 20 percent of students are enrolled in graduate school. And of those looking for employment, 99 percent landed a job.

Richmond is the only university with a spider mascot, and we find that fitting. Because there’s only one place like Richmond.

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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