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Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
3,400
Total Undergrads
Including 291 Part-time
781
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 4 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

55% Women
45% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AA

Atlantic 10 Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

7
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $216,511)
9
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $71,410)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 50 117 Yes -
Baseball 29 - Yes -
Basketball 17 15 Yes Yes
Field Hockey - 23 Yes Yes
Football 87 - - Yes
Golf 8 10 - -
Lacrosse - 26 Yes -
Soccer 26 27 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving - 21 Yes -
Tennis 10 10 Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Equestrian - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Softball - - - Yes
Squash - - Yes -
Synchronized Swimming - - Yes -
Volleyball - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 9.5%
Hispanic 5.8%
Non-resident alien 10.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 10.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 56.7%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 17 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 9
Liquor Law Violation 14
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 35

Notable Alumni

  • David Ho (Class of '77), Founder of MY Airways, Inc.
  • Grant "Ed" Shaud (Class of '83), Television actor, Murphy Brown
  • Jennifer Hyde (Class of '82), Director of development for CNN Productions
  • Johnny Newman (Class of '84 ), Pro basketball player
  • Leland Melvin (Class of '86), Co-manager of NASA's Educator Astronaut Program
  • Linda K. Marrow (Class of '82), Vice President and Editorial Director, Random House books
  • Sean Casey (Class of '96 ), Pro baseball player
  • Shawn Barber (Class of '98 ) , Pro football player
  • Virgil H. Goode (Class of '69), U.S. Senator
  • Lee Reeves Childress (Class of '50), Former president and CEO, Meals on Wheels
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Kylie from Perkasie, PA
  • 4
  • At U of R we call our dorms, resident halls because they are not only a place to sleep but a place to live and build community. The Resident Assistants…

  • May-04-2012 Read More
  • Brooke from Dover, DE
  • 4
  • I went on a tour of Richmond, and the freshman dorms seemed to be a decent size. They looked like typical college dorms, which can be a good thing or…

  • Feb-10-2013 Read More
  • Betty
  • 3
  • The dorms all have personally controlled A/C which is awesome in August. There are single sex and co-ed dorms so you have a choice, and the upper-classmen apartments are sick.…

  • May-13-2012 Read More
  • Clara from Richmond, VA
  • 4
  • The Housing Office has a really great way of matching roommates and suite-mates; they don't match you up based on your first name. They have a housing application where you…

  • Oct-21-2013 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Clara from Richmond, VA
  • Oct-21-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is generally decent, but it's better Tue-Fri than it is on the weekends. UR is very accomodating to vegans and vegetarians, and I think the gluten-free population has an easy time eating in D Hall. I think the vegan and vegetarian station in D Hall is generally higher quality than some of the other stations. Tyler's and the Passport Cafe are great places to go if you need something quick and to-go. The Passport Cafe always has cool international-type cuisine, and the ambience is nice and relaxed. 8:15 is UR's on-campus Starbucks, and I don't know of anyone who doesn't go there. It's a great place to stop by on your way to class, because the library is basically in the middle of campus. They always have pastries and unique, hard to find Clif bars, too.

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  • 5
  • Brooke from Dover, DE
  • Feb-10-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The Dining hall at University of Richmond is very impressive. There are so many options for students, at least from what I saw!

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  • 4
  • Anon
  • Nov-30-2012 I am a current student here

    Food is good, but can get repetitive. Many things are fried. Vegetarian options are always available. Desserts are A+.

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  • 4
  • agsUR
  • Nov-28-2012 I am a current student here

    There are a variety of choices when it comes to dining at the University of Richmond. We have a small grocery store on campus that has all the dorm life essentials. In addition, we have a variety of eateries as well. From a take and go, to a milkshake/smoothie place, to international food and our own version of Panera. We also have The Cellar, which is a restaurant. Last, but not least, we have the dining hall, which has all the options you can imagine, from Thai and Mongolian, to Fast Food options, a pasta, salad and panini bars.

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  • 5
  • Michael from Fairfax, VA
  • Aug-02-2012 I am a current student here

    Dining options range from a fast food joint, a Starbucks franchise, an international cafe, and a buffet-style cafeteria. Dining consistently receives awards in national competitions.

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  • 4
  • Amanda
  • Jul-12-2012 I am a current student here

    Great food, especially the dining hall, although there could be a few more options on campus. Luckily, Richmond is always looking at ways to improve and will be buildings new places to eat on campus soon.

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  • 4
  • Betty
  • May-13-2012 I am a current student here

    The dining hall is consistently nationally ranked as one of the best! The only reason I don't give 5 stars is because there's not many other options on campus (although they are building more) and everything besides the dining hall closes on the weekend.

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  • 5
  • Kylie from Perkasie, PA
  • May-04-2012 I am a current student here

    The food is amazing! Every-time my parents come to visit they want to eat at d-hall (our dinning hall), instead of going out. I don't mind either because we have a French pastry chef and tons of variety. My favorite are the paninis.

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  • 4
  • Michael from Massapequa, NY
  • Apr-16-2012 I am a current student here

    The Dining hall has about five different stations with a bunch of options that change and a bakery. And if/when the food there gets old, the campus is always adding on-campus food locations for food on-the-go, like the international cafe.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Clara from Richmond, VA
  • Oct-21-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a big thing at UR; a lot of students rush in their first or second years. This has caused some drama between sororities/fraternities and specific people. If you drop your pledge, the Greek population will invent a bad reputation for you. If you are really intent on rushing, though, UR is definitely a great place, because there are so many sororities and fraternities available to the student body. The Lodges host parties on the weekends, but there are also apartment parties depending on what your interests are.

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  • 0
  • Janet from Baltimore, MD
  • May-19-2013 I am a past student here

    Richmond's Greek life is a big part of campus life. Greek life has pretty diverse options, there is a group for everyone from service groups to panhellenic organizations and even historic black greek organizations. Campus statistics suggest that students in Greek life have higher GPA possibly because of the social support, balance and grade requirements to remain in greek life organizations each semester.

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  • 0
  • agsUR
  • Nov-28-2012 I am a current student here

    We have 8 fraternities and 7 sororities on campus; however only about 38% of students participate in greek life.

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  • 0
  • Jujubee
  • Aug-08-2012 I am a current student here

    Not my cup of tea, but they're there if you're interested!

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  • 0
  • Betty
  • May-13-2012 I am a current student here

    Kind of dominates campus (40% of people are Greek), but you find a niche either way.

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  • 0
  • Kylie from Perkasie, PA
  • May-04-2012 I am a current student here

    It exists but it does not dominate the campus. Those involves love it and those not involved do not feel excluded in anyway.

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  • 0
  • Michael from Massapequa, NY
  • Apr-16-2012 I am a current student here

    A large percentage of the student population decides to take part in Greek life. A large portion of social activities and parties are run by fraternities. However, you do not need to be in a Greek organization to participate and there are other social events unrelated to Greek organizations that even members of Greek organizations take part in.

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