Richmond is on a 350-acre campus in the suburban setting of University of Richmond, Virginia.
There are many activities and organizations for Richmond students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Richmond has fraternities and sororities.
Richmond has the Greek Life. In fact, more students participate in the Greek Life than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Richmond include Student Governments (WC/RC), Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity and GreenUR.
Richmond students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming Concert, Welcome Week Programming and SpiderFest.
This table offers information on housing at Richmond.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||85%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||2,858|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||2,680|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||15%|
Richmond offers on-campus housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Richmond students live on campus. In 2022, 85% of undergrads at Richmond lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 15% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Richmond. There are 2,858 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,164 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 2,680 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 93.1% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Richmond offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Richmond there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Richmond:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
University of Richmond is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Richmond campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Richmond offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Richmond, take Interstates 64 and 95 to University of Richmond, VA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Richmond International airport.
While you're planning, check out other schools in Virginia you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.
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