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.

Academics

Richmond integrates a liberal arts core with a top-ranked school of business and the nation's first school of leadership studies, as well as schools of law and professional and continuing studies — a combination you won’t find anywhere else. But it goes deeper than that. When an undergraduate can take a first-year seminar with a law professor, or seamlessly pair an economics major with a minor in art history, that’s when you will know you are at Richmond.

Research & Internships

Every traditional undergraduate student is guaranteed funding of up to $4,000 for one summer research or internship experience before they graduate. Faculty-mentored research experiences allow students to pursue original intellectual discovery while also providing them with the laboratory, field, or archival experience that positions them to compete successfully for admission and fellowships to elite graduate programs.

Internships in fields ranging from healthcare to nonprofits are essential avenues to jobs after graduation, and the search begins with Career Services. In the case of unpaid internships, UR Summer Fellowships enable students to pursue those opportunities that, taken early in their academic career, position them to secure subsequent paid internships and gain traction in the professional world.

Residential Life & Sports

90% of undergraduates live on campus all four years with a variety of housing opportunities including gender flexible options. Dining Services is consistently ranked for "best campus food" with numerous eateries across campus and one central dining hall. With more than 190 student clubs and organizations, there are a wide range of ways Richmond students connect with the campus and local communities.

As the only Spiders in the NCAA, Richmond fields 17 Division I sports and 30 sport club teams, winning 50 conference championships since 2000. The Richmond Rowdies cheer on our athletes year round.

City of Richmond

Richmond, the city, has been named the "Best River Town in America" (Outside Magazine) and "where to travel for food" among 10 international cities (National Geographic). As the Virginia capital and with seven Fortune 500 companies, the opportunities are endless for learning and fun. 

Application Plans and Deadline Information

The University of Richmond offers non-binding Early Action, binding Early Decision I and II, and Regular Decision plans for the fall term for first year applicants. Students interested in transferring may apply for spring or fall admission. To be eligible to transfer, you must complete or be in progress to complete at least 24 credit hours before the intended enrollment term.

First Year Application Deadlines

  • Early Decision I - November 1
  • Early Action - November 1
  • Richmond Scholars consideration - December 1
  • Early Decision II - January 1
  • Regular Decision - January 1

Transfer Application Deadlines

  • Fall Priority - February 15
  • Fall Space Available - April 15
  • Spring - November 1

For more information about application requirements and deadline details, visit http://admissions.richmond.edu/process/index.html.

Scholarships

First year students should apply by December 1 for consideration for the Richmond Scholars program. Richmond Scholar awards range from tuition to tuition, room, and board. All first year applicants are considered for Presidential Scholarships which is one-third tuition for up to four years. To be considered, submit the admission application and supporting application documents by the stated deadline.

Financial Aid

The University of Richmond meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for all admitted students. Richmond is need-blind in admission for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and need-aware when reviewing admission applications from non-U.S. citizens. Also, Richmond reserves the right to be need-aware for transfer applicants. For more information, visit http://financialaid.richmond.edu/prospective/index.html.