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Reviews 748 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't heard of many people living off campus, except when coming back from abroad in the Spring. It is not ideal.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of close and convenient places to dine off campus, especially in Carytown.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Most parties are at the lodges, so if you aren't into the whole fraternity/hook-up scene, there isn't much to do.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: At Richmond, the policy is just strict enough to allow students to have fun while ensuring that we are all safe.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: My financial aid process went smoothly, and I received the financial aid I needed. Since Richmond's financial aid is need-based, many students do not receive any financial aid.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: For the most part, the food on campus is pretty good. The problem is that there are hardly any options past 8 o'clock at night and on the weekends.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: From my experience, the dorms are spacious and kept clean, and the housing process is smooth.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have no lived off campus. Many students live on campus because it is more convenient, and athletes are required to live on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Richmond is a great city for dining, and has tons of options that allow you to keep things interesting. People often go to Carytown for eating out.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: On-campus parties happen in apartments or in the fraternity "lodges," which are small one-floor buildings with a bar, dance floor, and a patio/deck out back. Off-campus parties are at frat houses or at clubs downtown. It's not hard to find a party, and since the school is not big, the parties typically don't get out of hand.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: Nearly everyone follows the honor code, so the administration does not need to get involved very often with individual issues. However, if someone does reach out to a dean, they have been helpful for the most part.

College Sophomore

Scholarships: I did not receive financial aid from Richmond. The school seems to have an all-or-nothing approach to many students' applications - either they give out full scholarships or nearly nothing at all.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining hall, referred to as "D Hall," has better food than most colleges, but can get repetitive toward the end of the semester, and has limited options on weekends. Perks of d hall include weekend brunch until late afternoon, and the options for those with food concerns (vegetarians, gluten free, etc.). Dining services would be better if more places were open on the weekends besides d hall.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman housing is the lowest quality on campus, but even then the rooms are generally spacious. Sophomore housing is better, and as a junior or a senior, there is the opportunity to live in an apartment. There are some issues with the housing system in terms of registration and poor housing options when students return from studying abroad.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: They're hard, but it's worth it.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The student health center is filled with idiots but there's a lot of really great resources on campus besides them

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: You're either in or you're out.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If you can afford it, live in the horsepen apartments junior or senior year. On campus housing has been filling up a lot and horsepen is beautiful and a 5 minute drive to campus. Tuckahoe apartments are also nice but they're a little sketchier. Or get an off campus house.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Richmond has the most amazing food.

2 College Sophomore

Administration: The administration sucks when it comes to organizing events (see Ring Dance) and gauging the desires of the student body. They make a lot of really poor decisions that anger the general student body.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There's always a lot going on but it gets kind of repetitive week after week.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Richmond matches 100% of need based financial aid.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining hall is very high quality but gets old pretty quickly. The on campus dining like Lous and Passport are amazing but expensive and if you go around prime meal times there's usually a relatively long wait.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The newly converted dorms are beautiful and spacious. Housing ranges from good to average from there unless you're stuck in South.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I have never and will never live off campus.

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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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