University of Richmond, VA
University of Richmond


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Jennifer
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In order to find the right college, visit as many colleges as you can and gather as much information as you can. After that, ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In order to find the right college, visit as many colleges as you can and gather as much information as you can. After that, close your eyes, and go with what your gut tells you. Don't think about what anyone else tells you or wants you to do. It's not them who will be living and existing there for four years, it's you - so do what makes you happy! While you're in college, make the most of every opportunity and experience - college may be the last chance you have to take that class on Roman architecture (even if you're a English major) or to drive to the beach with friends and watch the sun rise. You want to be able to look back at college and say you lived it to its fullest potential.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

That more people across the U.S. don't know about it and appreciate it's rigorous academics enough.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

How much I would appreciate it after graduating!

Fran
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

They have a really good business school and really good science/ pre-med department.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

They have a really good business school and really good science/ pre-med department.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is interested in academics, yet wants to have fun as well.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It is important to look at what kind of learning environment is best for the you. I learned more at this small school with small class sizes and lots of individual attention. I got to know my professors, and was not just a social security number like I would have been if I had gone to a big state school. Also when looking at schools, I feel it is important to look at the type of people that attend that school. This can say a lot about what it will be like socially.

Rebecca
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would recommend spending a long weekend there, sans parents. It is the best way to determine if it is a place where you wi...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would recommend spending a long weekend there, sans parents. It is the best way to determine if it is a place where you will be happy. If you're not happy, then no matter the academic qualifications of the school you will not be at your optimum potential. While you're there attend a class in the field(s) you want to study, does it feel right? Are you challenged? Are you comfortable? If so, then this university may just be the place for you!

Eric
What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

It is small and private and offers a lot of focus and attention for the students.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

It is small and private and offers a lot of focus and attention for the students.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The lack of racial and georgraphical diversity, as well as the immense difficulty it takes to get an A in the hard sciences.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

DO not let yourself get behind academically your first year. You do not want to spend the rest of your college experience playing catch up!

Jonathan
Describe the students at your school.

Students at the University of Richmond are motivated, active, and hail from affluent areas.

Describe the students at your school.

Students at the University of Richmond are motivated, active, and hail from affluent areas.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best way to explore different college possibilities and to make the most of your college experience is to visit the campuses of the universities that interest you. Watching students interact on campus can indicated to what degree you will feel comfortable at each respective university. Eat at the dining hall, sit in on a class, and arrange an overnight stay with a student to explore campus life. Talk with students and admissions representatives to discover extracurricular opportunities. When making a final decision on which school to attend, do not choose based on academic reputation or the perpetual success of the vasity athletes; choose the school that feels the most natural and comfortable.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Students who are too liberal will have a hard time fitting in and should therefore not attend.

Jill
Describe the students at your school.

Richmond kids are social people, who love to make new friends and hang out. They work hard and play hard, maybe even playing...

Describe the students at your school.

Richmond kids are social people, who love to make new friends and hang out. They work hard and play hard, maybe even playing harder than they work. They like to be physically active, which contributes to our reputation as a "pretty school," but also adds to the upbeat nature of the campus.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you are an extremely introverted person who doesn't enjoy social interaction, you may find Richmond overwhelming. If you consider yourself socially awkward, it will not ruin your Richmond experience - the school could even help you become more comfortable in social situations.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You won't know what the right place is until you get there. Don't let yourself freak out over not getting into a particular school. You'll end up somewhere, and either it will be right or it won't. If it turns out to not be the right place for you, look around to other options. Examine what you do and don't like about your situation, and use that to find something that's a better fit. Don't ever let yourself think that there is just one place that could be the right fit for you.

Nicole
What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who likes a more intimate education.- looking for small classes and relationships with your professors. Someone who ...

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who likes a more intimate education.- looking for small classes and relationships with your professors. Someone who is okay at a smaller school with students with diverse interests.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

There is cultural and ethnic diversity but the students tend to only hang out w/ like. Needs to be more mingling (which they are working on!).

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents and students should definitely explore many colleges adn visit when possible. As relatives and friends what universities they attended, look in the US World and News Report- branch out! There are so many great schools beyond the border of your home state! As for making the most of the college experience- it is a personal responsibility- don't expect your school to have your life and activities planned out for you. If you don't find an activity or group you'd like to join- start one. Explore the city your school is in- visit parks, go to cultural events. Take advantage of any and all opportunities and branch out and meet diverse people. ALWAYS meet at least once with each of your professors. Avoid procrastination. Remember that college is 3 things: study, sleep, play and you can only do two at a time. Get work done early so you don't have to put your social life aside and be a hermit. Have fun!

Zachary
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

University of Richmond is in a bubble outside the city of Richmond, where conservative ideals take over and are often enstill...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

University of Richmond is in a bubble outside the city of Richmond, where conservative ideals take over and are often enstilled in the students that show up throughout socialization among the typically upper-class nurtured student.

What's unique about your campus?

The quality of education and alumni are the best things. Professors are always focused on getting you ready to get a job after graduation, always giving you advice on life and "things to remember".

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Size of school is VERY important. I thought that the size and social life did not matter, but in fact it does. To share a little background, my high school had about 2,000 students. University of Richmond has a little more then 3,000 undergraduates. People told me that it would seem like high school but I ignored, and it turns out they were right. I wish I had gone to a larger school, although for me, academic reputation took priority over size, hence my choice at the time. School is not only about learning in the classroom though, learning through socialization is also a big part, and when you go to a school about the same as your high school you get bored with it. Boredom can carry back over into the classroom and can even influence your attitude toward others. My advice, prioritize what you want out of college, not just college education, but college as an entirety.

Rosalyn
What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The student population is quite homogeneous.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The student population is quite homogeneous.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Most everyone is the same. Rich and preppy. There is some diversity but not much.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Try to talk to students outside of the admissions people. Once in college, don't be afraid to join things.

Michael
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

This school fosters an education that is grounded in lived experiences. Academic freedom is given to students who wish to cre...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

This school fosters an education that is grounded in lived experiences. Academic freedom is given to students who wish to create majors, minors and concentrations. Professors are the best resource for any student. The community of students lives close together and the social atmosphere is relaxed and includes non-drinkers, light-drinkers, and heavy drinkers.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If you are given the opportunity to visit a college before attending then definitely take that opportunity. I would have never been able to make the college decision had I never visited my top two college choises. Apply to a few normal schools and a few outrageous schools - you never know which will suit you best until you legitimately consider each option.

What's unique about your campus?

The professors are by far the most impressive aspect of the Richmond education. They care about their student's academic integrity and they work to ensure every student who seeks help will get help. There is also a healthy relationship between students of different ages and very little seniority or condescending attitude. The campus is beautiful and there is a high emphasis on athletic activity.

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  • Enrollment
  • 3,326
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $49,420
  • Acceptance rate
  • 32%

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