I absolutely love the University of Richmond! I couldn't imagine attending any other university!
The campus looks great, too bad that people don't care about things larger than themselves. Too bad people are not generous, very nice, or involved in things like art, politics, or the community.
Too bad most majors are not that great, and our reputation is based on the BSchool. Aside from academics, there really are not as many opportunities here compared to what you can get elsewhere. You wont really be able to take part in extracurricular or grow as a person outside of the classroom.
The facilities, food, and resources are great. The only problems are that the students are very close-minded to change or differences and that people don't tend to leave campus much and explore all of the awesome things that the city of Richmond has to offer.
Seems like an excellent place to go to school with a wonderful quality of life. The location is prime with Washington DC and other hotspots in driving distance. Also, it is ideally located where the city of Richmond is nearby and readily accessible but the university is not actually in the city so you get the beauty and peace of nature.
Academically, the University of Richmond is an amazing place to go to school. The professors are amazing and are very accessible with flexible office hours. As long as you schedule an appointment, they will be willing to meet with you to help you succeed in their class. Class sizes are small, even intro-level business classes are no larger than 30 students.
Socially, Richmond is very Greek-life focused. Females do not need to be in sororities if they want to go to parties, but for males, it is much harder to party without being a member of a fraternity.
Food on campus is good. The dining hall offers a variety of options, and there is a system of dining dollars for the 3 restaurants on campus as well. However, late night dining is not great, and there are no 24-hour dining options on campus (which is a bigger problem than one might think).
Overall, I like U of R a lot, having finished my freshman year. I think it is a great environment to succeed both academically and socially, and people have the ability to make the most of an abundance of resources on campus.
Once upon the time during the golden era of vampires, University of Richmond was invaded by this evil vampire who demanded a massive sacrifice of any student who has a GPA higher than 2.5. Because of how prestigious and academic driven the college had been, Dean Bennor and Dean Genoka realized that this event would definitely wipe out more than half of the student population and would push the fate of good ol' University of Richmond to dust. How horrible it would have been without the University of Richmond? There would have been no sorority girls bragging about their most recent hookups and their newly-bought Lululemon leggings in the quiet section of the library holding a steamy pumpkin spice latte. There would have been no drunk frat guy running naked in the hall screaming at 3 AMs on a Saturday because his blood is probably filled with alcohol for his brain to function properly. But the worst of it, there would have been no dining hall with the best dessert section, the sizzling salad bar, or the nut zone.
Right when everyone was desperate and scared for their doomed fate, a Spider God appeared and offered to help in exchange for a permanent conservation zone of his own species. Despite being surprised by the odd demand, Dean Genoka and Dean Bennor had no other choice than to accept his help and hope for the best. On a night with no moon and no star, when the vampire is watching Netflix with his girlfriend, the Spider God turned into an unimaginably scary orange spider with blonde hair and crawled underneath both of them. Upon spotting his appearance, the vampire screamed and ran out of the room naked leaving his girlfriend in the room extremely perplexed. Then she saw the spider and started figuring things out. Disgusted by how coward her boyfriend is, she decided to break-up with him, via text (no phone call because that would induce future attachment) and only responded with his texts with "seen" . "You left me for your life because of a spider. Imagine how you see the newest bill regarding tax deduction gets passed. Hah, that would have been much more scarier. So no, you aren't getting any more of this *****". The vampire, heart-broken by his girlfriend's action, decided to abandon his mission, left town and the University of Richmond in order to start a new life life. Rumors said that he was last seen in UVA minding his own business with the UVA students.
In order to commemorate the mighty act of our Spider God, Dean Bennor had decided to change our mascot to a spider and turned University of Richmond into a conservation zone for all spiders. Spiders' lives matter here at University of Richmond. Under no circumstance should a spider be killed. Nowadays, you can spot spiders roaming peacefully everywhere on campus.
Lol I'm just kidding..... I hope you enjoyed the story.
University of Richmond is a good school. Most professors are willing to make themselves available for students and genuinely care about the students' success both inside and outside of their classrooms.
The cafeteria is awesome. I should have included a section just talking about its dessert area in the story above. To be honest, I wouldn't have been here writing this if I didn't like the school though.
Oh I do not like more than half of the students here because like any private schools, a majority of these people are rich and a lot of them act preppy. But it is fun to watch them doing their rich people thing or maybe it is my way to cope with my poor people life (?) I once saw a perfectly fine printer, a Macbook, and a camera at the trash bin on the move-out day so it has definitely been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
As cliche as it sounds, enrolling at UR was one of the best decisions I've made. I was looking at small(ish) liberal arts schools in the Virginia/North Carolina area and Richmond was more than I could ask for. Carytown is an area nearby that has great shops and restaurants and Short Pump Mall isn't but a twenty-minute drive. The University provides transportation every hour so it's easy to get off campus without your own car.
Univeristy of Richmond is an incredible opportunity for students to excel academically, socially and personally. From the beautiful campus and facilities, small class sizes that cater to personal learning styles, and surrounding town and city there are no downsides to Richmond.
preppy bitches who cry while driving
If you're not from a place of financial privilege, you will be miserable all four years and feel lucky if you do not have some sort of nervous breakdown. There are plenty of groups, but most people are more focused on gaining social standing by being fake and hobnobbing with the snobs.
Richmond isn't exactly what it appears to be on paper. Yes, studies are taken seriously however the social scene is very hit or miss. Greek life dominates campus and if you do not participate you are an outsider. You can find friends in your classes but most of these friendships do not really exist beyond that, people normally form friend groups within the first few days and during orientation. It's pretty much like high school. That said, as a rising senior I have found a few great professors with whom I would not trade my experiences in the class for anything as they have proven to be so valuable. Some teachers, however, are quite frustrating. There are conversations about politics, race, etc. all over campus (if you know where to look) however it is a fairly stereotypical school.
It is undeniable that the University of Richmond is exceptional for its small class sizes, beautiful campus, higher academics, and financial aid for those who are eligible (shamefully not DACA students). However, while the university has resources for all students to excel, an inclusive atmosphere is undeveloped and underrepresented students may feel unwelcome and reluctant to use such resources.
Diversity wise, the University of Richmond is on par with or above other elite institutions of similar academic caliber such as Bucknell University, Kenyon College, and Washington and Lee University. But this is not adequate for justifying the status quo of the university, and the institution must continue to strive for progress. Thirty-percent of the incoming class of 2021 identifies as students of color, which is good for a small southern PWI and is a sign of a more progressive future.
Though relative diversity is present on campus, the size of the university encourages division between ethnoracial groups. Where a student body of 40,000 may be proportionally diverse to UR’s 3,500 students, division will inevitably be more visible and consequential for students in the smaller campus, because the numerically few members of a group will form a tight-knit community. Within a larger student body, there is opportunity to create more socially unique groups, even within racial minority populations, and thus an underrepresented student is likely to find welcoming groups. For this reason, UR must work harder to integrate its student body. Diversity is necessary, but not sufficient for thriving student bodies.
In order for change, the university must forgo nostalgic policies that implement institutional racism and division. The policies must be adapted to the ever-changing student bodies and what fits them best. Policies such as including DACA students in the need-blind domestic pool rather than the international student pool must be changed. Because of this, students that have lived in the US for their entire lives can effectively and have been denied admission. Policies surrounding Greek Life must also be changed. Thirty-percent of the student body participates in Greek Life and it clearly controls the social scene, despite “numerous other activities”. But if UR is to progress and be a more inclusive student body, implementation of mandatory guest lists to school sponsored fraternity parties only drives exclusivity and is counterproductive. There is a litany of other problems to be solved on campus, but I am hopeful for the future of the university and policy changes that encourage student body integration.
The school is very consistent with stereotypes. A bunch of rich, preppy kids, that party every night of the week. On paper, it fits such a prestigious look, but in reality, it seems like you could pay to get in. The people are obsessed with greek life, and if you don't participate, youre an outsider. It is very cliquey, just like high school. If you are in a relationship, I'm warning you. The girls do not care about getting boys with girlfriends to cheat, and the boys forget about their girlfriends back home. They all fit the sleep around stereotype very nicely. Athletes are treated like gods, and every girl is willing to sleep with a football player, even if he doesn't play or is ugly. Good luck finding genuine people here because they are all extremely fake. I transferred out the second I could, and it was the best decision I've ever made.
Richmond is an absolute fraud. They seem super helpful and claim to do anything for a student yet when you get in they play favorites and don't care at all. The teachers are great, the administration is an absolute joke. If they were professional at all it would be a different story. The amount of spots they offer for each class and the amount of each class is ridiculous compared to the amount of students that must take REQUIRED classes. The whole thing is a front of nice people and professionals yet they are absolutely unprofessional and lack any kind of logic in their planning of the school.
As a freshman at the University of Richmond, I have really enjoyed my first semester here! My professors have all been very eager to help ensure their student's success in class, and there are lots of opportunities to get involved on campus, which I believe is very valuable in a college experience.
It's a great school. At first I was a little intimidated because it is a generally academically driven school, but once I got here I felt welcomed. The campus is absolutely gorgeous, there is no doubt about it. That's the first thing people say when they arrive here. The class sizes are great, you get to really know the people in your class and you're not surrounded by hundreds of people in lectures. This also allows the professors to get to know you on a personal level. The professors are so caring and they genuinely care about you as a person and are very willing to help.
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