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U.S. News ranks UR in Top 25

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2019 guide ranked the University of Richmond #25 overall and #22 for “Best Value” among national liberal arts colleges.

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UR ranks #53 on Wall Street Journal's list of top colleges

The University of Richmond is ranked #53 out of nearly 1,000 colleges across the nation in the latest The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. Richmond was the highest-ranked private college and the second-highest-ranked college overall in Virginia.

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Forbes ranks UR among top 15 southern colleges

Richmond is among impressive company in Forbes' latest list.

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Princeton Review ranks UR #3 Best-Run College

In the 2019 edition of The Princeton Review's college guide, Richmond also received high marks for career services, classroom experience, and quality of life.Read Story

UR shines in national guidebook

This year's Fiske Guide selected Richmond in its "Preprofessional" and "Forward-looking Campus" categories.Read Story

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, 96 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 2018, 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

$73 million

in institutional grants and scholarships awarded to 65% of students

$47,970

Average need-based award

25+75

Approximately 25 Richmond Scholars scholarships and 75 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. 25

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

No. 22

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

Students

9%
of undergraduates are international students
92%
of undergraduates live on campus

205

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

29%
of undergraduates are American students of color

4,023

Total university enrollment

2,999

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

20%
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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