The University of Richmond provides a learning environment unlike any other in higher education, offering students an extraordinary combination of the liberal arts with law, business, leadership studies, and continuing education. It is characterized by a distinctly integrated student experience—a rich and innovative life for students inside and outside the classroom—and a determination to engage as a meaningful part of the Richmond community, the nation, and the world.

    * Private, highly selective, liberal arts university founded in 1830
    * 350-acre suburban campus located six miles from downtown Richmond and 90 miles from Washington, D.C.
    * Five schools offering undergraduate, master’s, and law degrees: School of Arts and Sciences, Robins School of Business, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, Richmond School of Law, School of Continuing Studies
    * Ranked No. 15 nationally among undergraduate business programs by BusinessWeek and No. 30 on the list of best liberal arts colleges in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
    * Named a “Best Value” college by U.S. News & World Report, SmartMoney, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and USA Today-Princeton Review
    * Latest rankings and accolades


    * Nearly 60 undergraduate majors
    * 379 full-time faculty
    * 8:1 student-faculty ratio (undergraduate)
    * Average undergraduate class size of 16 students
    * Zero classes taught by teaching assistants
    * Since 2005, Richmond students have been recipients of the Rhodes, Marshall, Goldwater, Clarendon, Truman, and Fulbright scholarships, among many others

International Education

    * Recognized by Newsweek in 2007 as the “Hottest School in America” for international studies
    * Offering 75 study-abroad programs in more than 30 countries
    * 58% of the Class of 2008 studied abroad
    * Carole Weinstein International Center to open in fall 2010

Community Engagement

    * Named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
    * University of Richmond Downtown houses major community engagement programs in the heart of the city
    * Bonner Center for Civic Engagement on campus provides coordinated access to community-based volunteer internship and coursework opportunities

Undergraduate Admission Profile

    * 7,880 applications, 39% acceptance rate
    * Top 5 admissions competitors: University of Virginia, William & Mary, Boston College, Wake Forest, and Georgetown
    * 918 freshmen: 59% from public high schools; 21% first-generation college students; 23% U.S. students of color; and 83% ranked in top 20% of high school class.


    * 4,344 total university enrollment
    * 2,826 undergraduates from 47 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and 68 countries
    * 20% of undergraduates come from Virginia
    * 17% of undergraduates are American students of color
    * 5% of undergraduates are international students
    * 91% of undergraduates live on campus
    * 247 student organizations including 39 club sports, 28 honorary societies (including Phi Beta Kappa), 17 religious groups, 16 fraternities and sororities, a student newspaper, and a radio station


    * 2008 NCAA Division I National Football Champions
    * Men’s Basketball earned a bid to the 2010 NCAA Tournament and finished the 2009-10 season ranked No. 24 in the nation
    * New on-campus stadium scheduled to open in fall 2010
    * Division I athletic program offering 20 varsity sports
    * Major conference affiliation is the Atlantic 10 in most sports; Colonial Athletic Association in football and women’s golf
    * School mascot: the Spiders

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