University of Richmond

Richmond, Virginia, United States
The University of Richmond provides a collaborative learning and research environment unlike any other in higher education, offering students an extraordinary combination of the liberal arts with law, business, leadership studies, and continuing education.

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The University of Richmond provides a collaborative learning and research 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 welcoming spirit that prizes diversity of experience and thought. It is rooted in a determination to engage as a meaningful part of our community and our world. It is committed to ensuring its opportunities are accessible to talented students of all backgrounds.

It is characterized by a distinctly integrated student experience - a rich and innovative life for students inside and outside the classroom - and a welcoming spirit that prizes diversity of experience and thought. It is rooted in a determination to engage as a meaningful part of our community and our world. It is committed to ensuring its opportunities are accessible to talented students of all backgrounds.

University
  • 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, University of Richmond School of Law, School of Professional and Continuing Studies
Academics
  • More than 60 undergraduate majors
  • 323 full-time undergraduate 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. In 2015, Richmond tied for first in the bachelor’s institutions category of universities producing the most Fulbright U.S. Scholars.

Undergraduate Research

With the Universitys resources and generous grant funding, students who want to do research can find support and a faculty mentor to guide them. Students collaborate with faculty on research as early as the first year, sharing findings at regional and national conferences, through papers published in scholarly journals, and at the School of Arts & Sciences annual student research symposium.

Internships

Internships are critical to the education experience. Students can apply their knowledge and gain traction in the professional world (nationally, more than two-thirds of large employers made full-time job offers to their interns in 2012). The search begins in SpiderConnect, where recruiting organizations post job and internship openings.

The Richmond Guarantee

Every traditional undergraduate student is guaranteed funding of up to $4,000 for one summer research or internship experience before they graduate.

Research

Undergraduate Research

With the Universitys resources and generous grant funding, students who want to do research can find support and a faculty mentor to guide them. Students collaborate with faculty on research as early as the first year, sharing findings at regional and national conferences, through papers published in scholarly journals, and at the School of Arts & Sciences annual student research symposium.

Internships

Internships are critical to the education experience. Students can apply their knowledge and gain traction in the professional world (nationally, more than two-thirds of large employers made full-time job offers to their interns in 2012). The search begins in SpiderConnect, where recruiting organizations post job and internship openings.

The Richmond Guarantee

Every traditional undergraduate student is guaranteed funding of up to $4,000 for one summer research or internship experience before they graduate.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (2)
Humanities (1)

Services

  • Student Organizations
Explore your interests through more than 175 student organizations — including groups based on academic interest, art and music, religion and faith, honor societies, special interest and service groups, Greek life, sports and recreation clubs — or even create your own. There’s no shortage of student government opportunities, either.
  • Students & Citizens
One in seven Richmond students devotes time to engaging with the local community through the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, which partners with area organizations for social change. Through courses, research projects, volunteerism, fellowships, discussion series, and reflection, the CCE explores community-identified needs.
  • Natural High
Beyond the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness, students can participate in outdoor Natural High programming, equipment rentals, bike sharing and recycling programs, and the on-campus high ropes course. With its URWell services, Richmond takes a holistic approach to student health and wellness by combining the expertise of the health center, counseling and psychological services, and health and wellness education.

Student Life

Worship Opportunities

The Office of the Chaplaincy can help students stay connected with their faith tradition. Richmond is home to a number of campus ministries representing a variety of world religious traditions. We also coordinate on-campus worship opportunities ranging from Catholic Mass and Shabbat services to Muslim prayer and Zen meditation and help students find off-campus congregations and organizations.

Transforming Student Learning

We connect students to opportunities to enhance their education outside the classroom, while addressing community-identified needs and building their understanding of the larger social contexts that shape their off-campus experiences.

Deepening Faculty Engagement

Our University faculty is the bridge between community needs and student exploration. We help faculty partner with local organizations to bring an experiential lens to classroom concepts or access living laboratories to put research into practice and contribute to meaningful change.

Partnering with the Community

Sustained, reciprocal relationships with local organizations that meet community-identified needs are the foundation of the CCE's work. Our partners look to us for assistance in identifying opportunities and the best paths for meeting their goals, whether it's a team of student volunteers, or an extended partnership with a faculty member.

Accreditation

In addition to assessment and planning review, Institutional Effectiveness oversees the University's accreditation. Accreditation of individual schools or programs is handled within those areas.

SACSCOC Reaffirmation of Accreditation

The University of Richmond's accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) was reaffirmed in December 2008.

Richmond, Virginia, United States

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