University of Richmond, VA
University of Richmond


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Diana
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Beauty of campus. The architecture of the new and old builidings are consistent. The setting and scenery is peaceful. Also k...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Beauty of campus. The architecture of the new and old builidings are consistent. The setting and scenery is peaceful. Also known for rigorous classwork. Our professors expect a lot out of us but equally are there to guide us.

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

I would have paid more attention the specific majors and what courses were actually offered versus just whether what overall majors were offered.

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

In your freshman year of college, it may seem that you have a ton of time until graduation. However, those years will turn into a few days quicker than you think . You'll realize how fast time passed and you'll start to reflect on what you've done, who you've become, where you're headed and everything in between. To find the right college ans make the BEST of your time there, you have to keep/make long-term goals (for post-college) and use them as a guideline for how you act. Keep in mind the goals and aspirations you have for the rest of your life and realize they might change, but after college you still have a lot of living to do: Set that foundation strong. Hone in on skills you'd like to improve. Try clubs and sports you find interesting. Talk to people you ordinarily wouldn't. College is the perfect opportunity to simultaneously do a multitude of diverse activities, learn a lot about yourself and others, get a good education and set the foundation for life without the responsibilities of everyday "real world" living. Find the school that allows you that opportunity,

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

Visit UR first and then try and compare all of the other schools you visit to the same standard that UR has established; I do...

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

Visit UR first and then try and compare all of the other schools you visit to the same standard that UR has established; I doubt you'll be able to find another school that not only meets all of your desires concerning beauty and academics, but also of a great campus community and intermurral sports leagues anywhere else. I know I didn't!

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

take extra blankets because they don't switch the A/C to heater until LATE in the year!

Brennan
What kind of person should not attend this school?

People of color, because there are very few of them. Anyone who doesn't like cliques, or who would prefer to hang out with ad...

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People of color, because there are very few of them. Anyone who doesn't like cliques, or who would prefer to hang out with adults. Anyone who likes having a varied social life or intellectual conversations need not apply.

What's unique about your campus?

The options available if you decide what you want to do. If you actively pursue a field, tutoring, research, internships, grants and scholarships are all available. The abroad program is top notch.

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

Everyone is going to tell you that you have plenty of time to figure out what you want to do, that there is no need to rush and that you will have time to find a field or a college that is the best for you. What people don't tell you is that if you have an idea of what you want and pursue it, then everything will be easier. Even if you are unsure of what school you want, or what career you want to pursue, you should narrow down your interests as soon as possible. Having many options is great, but keeping all of these options alive is not an easy task. Rather than spreading your focus over many subjects it proves much more fruitfull to tackle a fewer number of interests with the same fervor.

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

The professors at this school will DESTROY you. Your papers will generally have more pen ink than printer ink on them. There ...

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

The professors at this school will DESTROY you. Your papers will generally have more pen ink than printer ink on them. There is no skipping class because there are only 20 other students and a professor might call to check if everything is okay. Even the best and brightest pull all nighters getting 20 page papers done for their intro classes. Businessweek rated the b-school twentith in the nation... that does't say enough. We are Division I FCS winners

What kind of person should attend this school?

Goal oriented, outgoing people Must have nerves of steel and thick skin. The school offers no easy A.

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

A student planning to attend college should ponder two questions: how will the school/programs help me reach my ultimate goal, AND open the most doors possible. Nearly every college student changes their major at least once and an undergraduate major does not dictate the rest of one's life as the average American changes careers several times over the course of their working life. It's foolish to go to school as a freshman and have a very clear cut game plan because college is a time of exploration and education. One should also consider what they enjoy studying as there is no sense being an accounting major if you hate numbers, and then analyze school rankings by major. Look at the top schools in your field, determine what is realistic within your GPA/SAT means, and then use other criteria such as size and location to make a decision. One final piece of advice NEVER allow finances to decide where to apply to. Receiving financial aid is much like buying a used car. Aid money is ENTIRELY negotiable, and personally I go to the second most expensive school in the country, and it's cheaper than state school.

Kathryn
What kind of person should not attend this school?

Conservatives! There are too many of them already.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Conservatives! There are too many of them already.

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

The decision is one that is at the same time momentous and trivial. It is momentous because often it is the first time that a young adult gets the chance to stretch his or her legs in the adult world; it is trivial because it is never the end of the world if the student doesn't end up at his or her first choice school. The important part is to allow the student to make a well informed decision.

What's unique about your campus?

Great faculty, good social life, a lot of resources

Ryan
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The business school is within the top twenty-five. It is known for being a conservative school lacking diversity. Rigouro...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The business school is within the top twenty-five. It is known for being a conservative school lacking diversity. Rigourous academics

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

As long as you find a place that you are comfortable, one can do well at a school.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who is willing to give up much of their time to the library.

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

Choosing the right college is a wholly personal experience. Individual, mysterious, and complex. You can never know from a ...

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

Choosing the right college is a wholly personal experience. Individual, mysterious, and complex. You can never know from a single visit or an application packet what the years to follow will entail. The best thing to do is let your intention guide you. Be aware of your goals, your dreams, your strengths and weaknesses, and your drive. All of these are necessary components to college life--both academically and socially. You are dedicating yourself and your life to one institution for two or four years; it is better to know now where or how you intend it to lead you. Do some serious soul searching and then pick your way through the mindfield that is growing up. Choosing a university will only be the first step on the journey to the next phase of your life. If you enter into that phase with an open mind, open heart, and with a little insight into yourself, you will not be lead astray.

What's unique about your campus?

The positive atmosphere is great for learning.

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

The illusion that college life is all-important and that competition is all important. It isn't. There is something to be said for experience, creativity, joy, and exploration.

Megan
What are the most popular student activities/groups?

The Living and Learning programs in the brand-new residential dorm Lakeview provide students the opportunity to actually expe...

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

The Living and Learning programs in the brand-new residential dorm Lakeview provide students the opportunity to actually experience what they are learning in the classroom.

What's unique about your campus?

The bell tower of the Boatwright Library rings daily at 12:30pm and 5:00pm.

What's unique about your campus?

The Stuart L. Wheeler Gallery of the Ancient World is home to an Egyptian mummy Ti Ameny Net (689-663 BCE).

What's unique about your campus?

Stories are told about the gazebo on the bridge that crosses the lake. Be careful who you kiss on it!

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

A sophomore explains that places to buy food close early in UR. Also, the social scene is centralized around Greek life.

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

A sophomore suggests considering a potential major when registering for classes for freshman year.

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

A sophomore shares that she enjoyed getting involved in only one activity in order to avoid overcommitting herself.

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

A senior advises to get involved on campus during freshman year but be sure to not overcommit your time.

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

A senior wishes he knew that the UR campus is farther away from the city than he would like.

Describe a day on campus you'll never forget.

A senior reflects about her experiences at the homecoming wing night, formal, tailgate, and football game.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

A junior speaks about the dining hall specials and how the students unite in dressing up for the football games.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

A sophomore enjoys the special dining hall food for homecoming but expresses that there needs to be more school spirit.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

A sophomore describes how homecoming is a good chance for current students to meet alumni, especially in her sorority.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

A sophomore shares her excitement about the return of the alumni for homecoming weekend.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

More of the UR students socializing at the rainy homecoming tailgate.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

UR students and alumni came out to the homecoming tailgate, despite the rainy weather.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

The UR ROTC sponsored a rock climbing wall during the homecoming tailgate.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

UR students had the opportunity to show their school spirit by spray painting signs before the big game.

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

A place of acceptance and somewhere where you can expect to get a great education.

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

A place of acceptance and somewhere where you can expect to get a great education.

Describe the students at your school.

Great people. Always friendly and helpful.

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

It's never too early to begin looking for the right school. Go to as many info sessions and college tours that you can afford to go too. You'll get that feeling when you step on the right campus that this is the school for you, and I can tell you that once you arrive as a student that it will all work out for the best. Too often prospective students misjudge that gut feeling or regret decisions they make in the application process. Finding the right college is more of a natural feeling and process rather than a quanitatively based decison. So yes, do your research on the right schools for you, but then get on that campus and enjoy the process instead of stressing over it.

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