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Reviews 648 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: If you're a business or leadership student, this school is among the best in the country. The size is perfect for still having a relationship with teachers and small classes yet also seeing new faces here and there. You will have a good time if you come to Richmond, and if you work hard, employers will fight over you. I had 5 internship offers this summer - career services was a huge part of that. If you are on the fence of joining greek life, do it, it will make your experience that much better.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: For people who are familiar with Richmond, when you tell them you are a student / have a degree, it holds a lot of weight. The school has a great reputation AMONG THOSE WHO HAVE HEARD OF IT. That being said, there are, unfortunately, may people who have no idea what a Richmond Education is about. For that reason, some employers love us while others just won't hire from here because they have never heard of it - thats the downside of going to a smaller school with a smaller alumni pool.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: For some reason there are far more sexual assaults on campus than I thought there would be. The Health center is great if you ever have an issue with your personal health.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Because its lottery based, you can get really lucky and get an awesome dorm, or be f&cked over. Some building are beautiful, others are far from it.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: If your in it, you will love it. I am in an academic fraternity and we have tons of fun too. If you want to get the most out of your Richmond experience, I would say join.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Nobody really cares about our sports teams - basketball gets some hype at best. The gym on campus is awesome, if thats important to you.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Really happy I came to UR, the academic quality of the institution speaks for itself. Great teachers, amazing campus, and a work hard / play hard mentality. School is dominated by Greek Life so either join or have friends involved if you want to be a social butterfly.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: You get the whole college experience, ya know, cockroaches and all.

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Students don't support the football team, which is the best team won campus and it's annoying.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: People party and drink; I don't party and drink. I got good grades though.

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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is as cliquey as it gets. Girls in top sororities even exclude eachother. Rush is dirty and without connections you have little chance.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: As a club sport athlete I love the athletics department. Facilities are great and there is a lot of funding. However school spirit for varsity sports is extremely lacking.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The entire social scene revolves around Greek life. This is great if you find your perfect match but creates for a very negative experience if you don't. Rush is dirty and competitive. If you are preppy, upperclass, and from a well connected boarding school in the Northeast you will thrive. Good luck to everyone else.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We are always aware if there was a sexual assault, break in, or any violation that took place on campus through email. They remain on top of their game.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Career center/service is always helpful with getting students involve with jobs and other things.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are a variety of unique courses to take on campus. One course I took this semester was science fiction, it was one of the best courses that I found out that I enjoyed. I highly recommend it!!!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing is pretty clean and spacious. Some of the housing buildings look unique.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Everything is surrounded by Greek Life.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: They are fun to watch and are good at what they do.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I made new friends in the spider community. My professors were eager to help me when I needed it and they gave me advice on how to succeed at U of R. Everyone makes you feel as if your voice is important.

2 College Junior

Athletics: The facilities are good, and the teams experience modest amounts of success. However, from the view of a fan/student, it can be very disappointing. First off, not many people show up to events and games. Second, there is almost no student tailgating before most games. Third, there is very little school spirit. From the lack of a pep band at football games to the low attendance to people not wearing colors to support their team, there is just not much atmosphere.

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2 College Junior

Health & Safety: The police are fine, but the students often get so drunk that they damage property and make fools of themselves. I am fine with lax enforcement of alcohol policies, but they are so unenforced that people get really drunk and run around the dorms breaking things, often with little punishment! It is known that sexual assaults/harassment are not taken all that seriously.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is fine. There is air conditioning everywhere and the facilities are fine. You can't expect much from college dorms or apartments. Juniors and seniors generally have on-campus apartments. Gateway apartments - generally for seniors - are new and the best (4 single rooms, 2 bathrooms, common room).

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is huge and hierarchal. It feels like high school. It's not a very pure recruitment system. Your sorority/fraternity is a big part of your label, but at least a lot of people hang out across different sororities/fraternities (especially girls). Parties are inclusive to all girls anyway though. Guys, well it still pretty much is but not preferred if GDI's attend greek parties, so a lot of times GDIs will find their own groups to spend their weekends with. There is a fair amount of philanthropy done. I know fraternities help brothers get internships and jobs.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: People don't come to Richmond expecting a huge sports school. For a small school though, there's good athletics. Games are almost always free for students, and the school pushes spirit and attendance. I know the athletes feel gypped about not getting enough worship and cred as they wish. But it's an elite school, students are more focused on their academics, and behind that, partying.

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Students really seem to enjoy UR and its retention rate, 92 percent, seems to reflect that. Those people who just don't feel like they fit in transfer out after freshman year, so by the time senior year comes around, everyone in your class likes the school and knows one another, for the most part. There is also an influx of students who transfer into the school at the beginning of sophomore year. The best part about UR is the intimate atmosphere that it has, being a somewhat small, private university. It is a comfortable atmosphere that allows them to study in peace and relax when they need to. You get to know a lot of people and develop close friendships with many of them. The campus is gorgeous and so are the people.

Students at UR rarely have much to complain about and few could see themselves at any other school. They realize how lucky they are to be here and try to make the most of their opportunity by taking advantage of the great education, strong alumni network, and career preparation activities that the school provides. There are students who don't particularly like the school when they first arrive, but by the end of their time at UR, they don't regret their original choice to attend.

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