About the University

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 schools of law, business, leadership studies, and continuing education.

  • Private, highly selective, liberal arts university founded in 1830
  • 3,147 undergraduates from 47 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and 62 countries. 4,002 total university enrollment.
  • 8:1 student-faculty ratio (undergraduate)
  • Average undergraduate class size of 16 students
  • Zero classes taught by teaching assistants
  • 350-acre suburban campus located six miles from downtown Richmond, Virginia
  • Division I athletic program offering 17 varsity sports
  • Approximately 52,000 alumni residing in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and more than 60 countries
  • School mascot: Spiders