Colleges in Richmond

Colleges in Richmond

Richmond in the Commonwealth of Virginia is one of the oldest major cities in the states and, as such, played a hefty role in the Revolutionary War, including as the place where Founding Father Patrick Henry gave his “Give me liberty, or give me death!” speech. With its early participation in the founding of the US and being home to the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and 1 of 12 Federal Reserve Banks, it’s unsurprising that Richmond’s economy is largely driven by law, finance, and government. The city features 45 historic districts, with many also landing on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s also a hub for advertising companies, several fortune 500s, and an expanding biotechnology sector.

There are several colleges in the city, both public and private. When it comes to public options, Richmond offers J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, a part of the Virginia Community College System, as well as the Virginia Commonwealth University, a public research university that contributes to the city’s biotechnology, public policy, and health care. Private colleges include the Virginia Union University and the Union Presbyterian Seminary. The University of Virginia, while close to Richmond, is technically in unincorporated Ashland, 20 miles outside of the capital.  

Richmond provides extensive intercity public transport, with multiple runs to big-ticket areas like New York City and Washington, DC, however, the primary daily mode of transport is by vehicle. Local transit is limited, however there are two Amtrak stations.

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The University of Richmond is a 4-year liberal arts university located in Virginia’s capital city. Richmond confers bachelor’s degrees in over 60 academic majors and its Jepson School of Leadership is the first school to offer a Leadership and...

“…University of Richmond is a very good school academically, athletically and socially. Whatever your interests are, there will be students who are willing to do the same thing. The atmosphere and the students are wonderful. Go Spiders!!” – agsUR

Formed by the merger of the Medical College of Virginia and the Richmond Professional Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University is a 4-year public institution in Richmond. VCU is home to 20 colleges and is the state’s only university to offer...

“…virginia commonwealth university is a terrific school.i don't recommend this school to someone who isn't use to a big city. also if you don't like big classrooms with 150 plus students, i don't recommend it.” – Christa from Lynchburg, VA

Randolph-Macon College is a 4-year, liberal arts institution located in Ashland, Virginia. The 116-acre campus offers 34 majors and 35 minors, as well as special-interest housing, eleven national Greek houses, and a recreation center that features a...

“…I GIVE THE SCHOOL A TEN OUT OF TEN. I LOVE THE TEACHERS DEDICATION AND INSPIRATION GIVEN TO STUDENTS. THEY REMEMBERED ME EVERY TIME I COME ON CAMPUS!!!” – RAVEN from Hampton, VA

Founded in 1865, Virginia Union University is a private, historically black institution of higher education in Richmond, VA. VUU is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA and the National Baptist Convention. The school offers a theology...

“…You'll definitely fall in love with the campus. full of adventure & activities. I would love to encourage more people to enroll” – student

John Tyler Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses located in both Chester and Midlothian, Virginia, and a Nursing Education Center in Richmond. John Tyler offers over 60 associate degree and certificate programs, the majority...

“…John Tyler Community College is a great school. The staff is wonderful and helpful. The professors really care about the students well-being and learning. ” – Jennalee from Powhatan, VA

J Sargeant Reynolds Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Richmond, Virginia. The college also maintains a second campus in Richmond and a third Goochland. Academics at Reynolds feature a number of special programs, such as...

“…I believe that the staff is very helpful. I also like that they have available activities for the students. The library is state of the art and it has many helpful resources.” – LeKeisha from Henrico, VA

Richard Bland College is a selective, 2-year institution located in Prince George, Virginia. Students attending RBC have the choice between earning an Associate of Arts degree, or an Associate of Science in Behavioral Sciences, Business...

“…Richard Bland College is a two year college for students who want to get a feel for what college is like at a university before you actually get there. It gives you the opportunity to meet new people and make a lot of friends. I have enjoyed my time...” – Diamond from Virginia Beach, VA

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing is a private, medical education institution established in Richmond, Virginia. Students attending Bon Secours Memorial have the option of enrolling in either the Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing...

Founded by the Presbyterian Church, Union Presbyterian Seminary is a Christian graduate school with campuses in Richmond and Charlotte providing an educational foundation for ministry. Union offers master’s degrees in Divinity, Christian Education,...

Established in 1971, Bon Secours St Mary's Hospital School of Medical Imaging is a private, medical education institution located in Richmond, Virginia. The college offers a residential Radiologic Technology program, which lasts 18 months and...