University of Richmond Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
(11 Reviews)
  • Richmond (VA)
  • Annual Tuition: $52,610
100% of 11 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 11 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Susan Metzger - 8/3/2019
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 1984
"The University of Richmond maintains a highly academic atmosphere. Students are given opportunities to glean from well-rounded and deeply committed professors. While this type of experience is not unique to U of R, the student-to-teacher ratio increases the appeal of the school. It is not unusual to see professors at sporting events and other non-academic settings. During my undergraduate years, I knew that any challenges that I had understanding the material presented in lecture would be explained in detail if I took advantage of the professors office hours. Small class sizes allow the professors and students to learn each others strengths and weaknesses, creating a more symbiotic relationship. Professors have the opportunity to recognize propensities in their students and can encourage them toward or away from life-long pursuits. The specialty programs (such as the leadership school) add to the character of the university. Even though the school is small, its leaders have a vision of excellence for its graduates. The science laboratory materials were and still are top notch. Fine arts programs such as the orchestra and school dramas are open to any students whether they are pursuing an art degree or not. It is not unusual to see a B-school student in the school choir or practicing on one of the many pianos in the fine arts building. Opportunities for international studies are plentiful, encouraged, and not limited to modern language students. Athletic programs are well supported, but the school places a great emphasis on the proper balance of developing mind and body. A degree from the University of Richmond represents more than the completion of a specific number of credit hours. It reflects the opportunity to explore a multitude of academic, social, and athletic experience available to all of its students."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Gisele Adanlete-Engram - 6/13/2018
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2014
"The University of Richmond was a wonderful school! I am proud to call it my alma mater. It was a bit challenging but it prepared me for the world, and taught me some skills that many of my peers were not privy to. Although the tuition is cheap because it is a private institution, I received some grants that covered MOST of the tuition. Be sure to look into financial options if you do not want to rack up a lot of debt upon graduation."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Alex Marie - 3/31/2017
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2013
"University of Richmond has a lot to offer. The gorgeous campus with lush flora and gothic architecture makes for a wonderful living experience; the West End of Richmond is pricey so most choose to live on campus. As a graduate of a small, elite, private school, you will have access to a wonderful network of successful alumni. As a liberal arts school, the education is top-notch. The business school is especially prestigious. Professors are demanding and the university fosters academic rigor. Diversity continues to increase each year. Greek life is big on campus. It seemed like the majority of students were participating in Greek life. Downtown Richmond is fairly accessible so there is a lot to do off campus."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Rayna Mohrmann - 3/23/2017
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016
"The University of Richmond is a great school for a certain type of student. The campus is beautiful, the professors are top notch, and the substantial endowment allows for a myriad of opportunities for funding from fellowships to study abroad and beyond. However, there is a very clear typical Richmond student: white, wealthy, preppy "B-school" students. While there are certainly academic opportunities outside the business school, the overall culture and reputation of UR falls into the former category. As someone who aspires to a career in the "the arts", the Richmond bubble was at times oppressive. However, I would encourage students of all stripes to apply - change the culture from within and take advantage of the fantastic faculty who are somewhat starved for creative and passionate students and eager to help you succeed. Also, the dining hall desserts are really good."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Alexis Witt - 3/16/2017
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2014
"The University of Richmond is a small liberal arts college with the resources of larger schools. The class sizes (max 25 per class in most classes) are small and facilitate learning and discussion. I even had a few classes with fewer than 10 students, which encourage students to be engaged and active participants in class. The faculty are excellent and take an interest in their students' education. Being a primarily undergraduate institution, most classes are taught by professors themselves (rather than TAs). UR offers 100% financial aid through grants and federal loans (based on the need-based aid from the FAFSA), so I graduated from UR with relatively minimal debt."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Silvia - 3/1/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017
"University of Richmond is a great school. Even though, the school is expensive, it is very helpful financially. It provides students with different financial programs to cover expenses. The teachers are great and very helpful. Every difficulty students have the teacher are always looking for alternatives to help. Best School!"
4.2 out of 5 stars
Leigh - 9/23/2015
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2007
"Great education, beautiful campus, tons of fun."
4.7 out of 5 stars
50 Szajda's of Gray - 9/1/2015
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2014
"Good opportunities at a school that is trying very hard to be Ivy-league level. Definitely clique-y and the administration's attempt at bringing diversity is (sadly) just polarizing everyone. The teaching quality was usually top-notch as they care more about teaching than research (after tenure) so I can definitely recommend it."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Babs - 8/10/2015
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2011
"The University of Richmond is an incredible school academically. The size enables you to create personal relationships with teachers and classmates. I chose Richmond particularly for the language and study abroad options which are diverse and encouraged - I studied in Spain, Argentina, and Kenya. The most important thing is to make your college experience your own, so I created my own major in an area I became passionate about, and I stumbled upon an incredible group of friends through playing ultimate frisbee. The Greek life is predominant, so those who are not looking for that presence may want to reconsider or pursue other opportunities on campus."
4.0 out of 5 stars
RoyalSpiderKnight - 7/27/2015
Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2014
"Picturesque campus with all the amenities I could ask for and many connections to community opportunities while a short distance from downtown. Award-winning dining hall, diversifying small student body with hundreds of clubs and activities, generous financial aid, top-notch recreational facilities, improved residence halls and apartments. Instructors go to great lengths to get students where they want to be. Curricula are challenging and diverse, with requirements for a well-rounded education. Best four years of my life!"