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Reviews 595 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors are knowledgeable and approachable. Registration is nerve-racking. There are a lot of interesting courses if you look out for it.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Faces are diverse. A lot of people are rich. There are poor people as well.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: You can drink. There will be places for you. But you don't have to.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: UR has a lot of different resources and training for students to prevent crimes and work with victims.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Pretty good housing I would say.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks are party people. Some none greeks are as well.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not everybody attends but a lot of people still attend the events.

The gym is great and engaging.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Medium sized but has good business school , liberal arts, and other schools that you might be interested in.

Very beautiful campus with lots of resource. Very good career services.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: People leave their laptops and phones in the library while they get dinner, that is how safe this campus is. There are few reports of sexual assault, but they usually happen in the presence of alcohol.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Classes are tough, this is a great school and the professors expect a lot about you. However, I did not even know I could learn so much. I've had a couple bad professors, as there are at any school, but the majority of professors are incredible and clear.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: People get awesome jobs after graduation. Many go on to work at Deloitte, some even make over 100k for their starting salaries. Jepson Leadership and the Business schools have the highest rates of employment. High rates of people getting into graduate schools for other majors, including medical, dental, and veterinary schools.

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5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Everyone who lives off campus regrets it, because campus housing is great. They just renovated a bunch of dorms and built new apartments for seniors. I've made some of my best friends thanks to dorms, especially my freshman year. Very high quality dorms, which I didn't realize until I visited William & Mary.

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5 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is big here- most parties are thrown by the fraternities but anybody can go. There is no housing, which really helps the inter-Greek friendships and friendships between Greek and non-Greeks. Some people think the Greek system is bad, but those people usually don't know anyone in Greek life. There are 6 sororities on campus, and 6 fraternities. Sororities don't throw parties, but fraternities host parties at the "lodges" every weekend. Again, anyone and everyone is welcome. 99% of Greek life is also involved in other clubs and sports teams.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Club teams are awesome, an amazing way to meet friends and get some exercise. They throw parties or pregames, I play on a club team and it was the best decision ever. People don't go to any club games, and few go to varsity games, because there is usually a day party or students are working, sleeping, or spending the day tanning at the James River. Basketball is definitely the most popular sport.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: University of Richmond is the best, the students are generally nice and teachers are amazing. The stereotype is rich white kids, which there are a lot of, but these students know they need to earn their own place in the world. Lots of New Jersey and Pennsylvania kids, and people generally dress nicely for class, but it is pretty much a judgment free environment. I wear Nike shorts to class every day, and nobody cares. People love Richmond, it is the perfect combination of great academics, fun, and campus/city school.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus is an extremely safe place. I never feel scared walking across campus alone, even at night. When people have stuff stolen, it's usually because they left their room unlocked.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: As an RA on campus, I have had a very positive housing experience because I don't have to go through the normal housing selection process. The decision to switch to the StarRez system has made housing extremely difficult for some people, and the school is at absolute maximum capacity in terms of space. The best dorms are generally regarded as Lakeview, Westhampton, and Gateway. The worst dorms are generally regarded as Moore, Marsh, and South.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Basketball games are highly attended, especially when we play VCU, but football games are poorly attended and all other sports are basically not attended. The gym for students is fantastic.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I absolutely love the University of Richmond. The classes are interesting, my major program is full of diverse course offerings, and my professors are always engaging and really do want me to succeed. The school has also connected me to tons of opportunities in the city of Richmond and beyond that I know will help me in my career.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: FYS's are annoying, but everyone has to take them. Registration is very stressful and competitive. The workload is relatively heavy, but manageable if you manage your time well. Most people go to the various libraries on campus to study.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I'm not going to lie. There are sexual assaults that happen on campus. But unfortunately, there is not a single school that there aren't. I feel as though Richmond cares about the safety of its students and will provide support for any that are affected by sexual assault, or any crime.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Although I've only taken one FYS, it was a terrible class. I haven't heard that many people say that they enjoyed theirs. But, they are classes for first years and are taken before you can really take any classes that will count toward your major.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As a freshman that has only completed one semester, I don't have any experience with the career center at all.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My dorm is very nice for it being a freshman dorm. The rooms are a fairly adequate size and are pretty nice. One of my only complaints is that it is separated from all the other freshman dorms (it's on the opposite side of campus). I know that the different sections and floors of my dorm have very different experiences socially. My section (one wing of one floor) is not the closest, but everyone is very friendly to each other and many of the girls are very good friends with each other. Two of my very best friends live just a few doors down from me. As for the housing process, it was very easy as a freshman. I know that for upperclassmen, it goes by a lottery system, but I don't know too much about it.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: While it is definitely possible that Richmond would not be a good fit for some people, I think it is a very good match for me. I've only been there for a semester, but I have had almost nothing but good experiences there.

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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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