Academics

Changing health care as we know it.

Katarina Acosta is using computational chemistry to refine how we treat cancer — and she’s using her fluency in Italian to partner with a leading research university in Sardenia, Italy. She plans to use her skills in three other languages to expand healthcare offerings to underserved populations.

Spiders don’t have to limit which passions they pursue or which skills they develop. Richmond helps them be everything they are.

It starts within you. See how Richmond helps bring it together.

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Majors & Minors

“Rigorous.” That’s the number-one word that students use to describe the Richmond curriculum. Explore our programs and consider where your talents, combined with the Richmond experience, can take you. You’ll see why the second most frequent response is “rewarding.”

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"Most Innovative Schools"
U.S. News & World Report
(2022)

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The Richmond Approach

Life is dynamic. Messy. Complex. There’s never just one right answer to a problem. A Richmond education will prepare you to approach challenges with a critical eye and use your talents to find a solution. As you do, you’ll gain experience to bring a richer understanding to the world around you.

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"Best Classroom Experience"
The Princeton Review
(2021)

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"Most Accessible Professors"
The Princeton Review
(2021)

Schools

Intellectual partners.

At Richmond, you won’t just learn from your professor. And you won’t just help your professor with a project or with their research. You will be an integral partner in making it all happen. Your teachers become your mentors, your supporters, and your confidants. And when you graduate, don’t be surprised when you have two, three, or more favorite professors who keep in touch with you long after graduation.

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Your Passport to the World

More than two-thirds of our students study abroad. Explore our many travel options and see why it’s no surprise that our Spiders are an international species.

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"Most Popular Study Abroad Program"
The Princeton Review
(2021)

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Outcomes

As soon as you get here, we help you draw connections to the things that build future success: mentorship, internships, research, and job opportunities. Our professional web stretches far and wide — and the Richmond Guarantee introduces you to endeavors that give your studies new meaning.