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UR ranks No. 3 in country for internships

Richmond climbed in The Princeton Review's recent rankings -- coming in at No. 3 among the Top 25 Schools for Internships and No. 39 among the Top 50 Colleges That Pay You Back.Read Story

UR named one of Kiplinger's top 20 best values for 2018

Richmond ranks No. 18 out of the 100 best liberal arts colleges in the country.
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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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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.



Average number of students per undergraduate class


In 2018, Richmond tied for first in the bachelor’s institutions category of universities producing the most Fulbright U.S. Scholars


undergraduate majors


Student-faculty ratio (undergraduate)


undergraduate classes taught by teaching assistants



alumni chapters around the world


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


Atlantic 10

Major conference affiliation


varsity sports offered within our Division I athletic program

Financial Aid


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

$73 million

in institutional grants and scholarships awarded to 65% of students


Average need-based award


Approximately 25 Richmond Scholars scholarships and 75 Presidential scholarships are awarded to entering first-year students each year


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



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


No. 23

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. 18

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


of undergraduates are international students
of undergraduates live on campus


student organizations including 30 club sports, 7 honorary societies (including Phi Beta Kappa), 14 religious groups, 16 fraternities and sororities, a student newspaper, and a radio station

of undergraduates are American students of color


Total university enrollment


Undergraduates from 47 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and 71 countries

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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