Packed with parks, culture, nightlife and outdoor recreation Packed with parks, culture, nightlife and outdoor recreation

Why choose Richmond?

  1. The university has a picturesque campus with gothic architecture set amid a landscape of pines, rolling hills, and Westhampton Lake.
  2. The campus is located six miles from downtown Richmond and 90 miles from Washington, D.C.
  3. The University of Richmond was named one of Business Insider's "50 Best Colleges in America," highlighted for The Richmond Guarantee, which provides internship and research opportunities.


Quick Facts:

Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA

City Population: 208,833

University Population: 4,361

Climate: Humid subtropical climate.

Nearest Airport: Richmond International Airport


The University of Richmond is a private institution that was founded in 1830. It has a total undergraduate enrolment of 3,074.

University of Richmond's learning environment is unlike any other in higher education, combining the traditional liberal arts with law, business, leadership studies and continuing education. Richmond's undergraduate experience takes place inside and outside of the classroom, encouraging students to engage as a meaningful part of the community, nation and world.

Virginia's capital city of Richmond is a historic one, packed with parks, culture, nightlife and opportunities for outdoor recreation. University of Richmond students can go white water rafting on the nearby James River, or can stop by some of the city's many events throughout the year, such as the Richmond Folk Festival and the Richmond Greek Festival. There are a handful of popular music venues downtown, as well as scores of restaurants, bars and clubs. 

On the University of Richmond campus, one-third of the student body is involved in the Greek system, comprising about 15 fraternities and sororities. If Greek life isn't your thing, there are more than 170 other student clubs and organisations to check out, too.