The University of Richmond, established in 1830, is one of America’s premier private, highly selective, independent liberal arts universities, with a rising national and international profile.
Out of 9,977 applications for fall 2015, 31% were accepted and 807 enrolled. About 56% of these first-About 23% of the first year class students are domestic students of color, 13% are first-generation college students, and 18% speak English as a second language. The six-year graduation rate is 88% (2009 cohort); we consistently have one of the highest graduation rates for student athletes. More than 90% of the full-time undergraduates live on campus and more than half are involved in internships. About 57% of the Class of 2014 participated in study abroad programs, having some 75 programs in more than 30 countries from which to choose. About two-thirds of the student population engages in community service including volunteer internships and coursework.
The University has need-blind admissions and is committed to meeting 100% of the demonstrated need of every student who enrolls. About 69% of our students receive some amount of assistance; the University offers some $65.5 million in institutional grants and scholarships. The average need-based award is $41,800. For Virginia students, the University is committed to providing grants for tuition, room and board for families with incomes under $60,000 who qualify for aid. In addition, a number of merit-based scholarships for undergraduates benefit hundreds of students. More than 45 significant scholarships for full tuition are awarded annually under the Richmond Scholars program and an additional 20 under the Presidential Scholars program. Plus there are one-half and partial tuition scholarships, including more than 250 endowed funds. Richmond students have been recipients of nationally-competitive Rhodes, Marshall, Goldwater, Clarendon, Truman, and Fulbright scholarships, among others.
The University of Richmond, established in 1830, is one of America’s premier private, highly selective, independent liberal arts universities, with a rising national and international profile. Richmond has a full-time enrollment of approximately 4,361 in the schools of arts and sciences, leadership studies, business, law and continuing studies. Ninety percent of the traditional degree-seeking undergraduates live on campus and more than half are involved in internships. Typically, about 59% participate in study abroad programs, and about two-thirds participate in community service.
Ronald A. Crutcher, a national leader in higher education, a distinguished classical musician, and an accomplished administrator, is the 10th President of the University of Richmond. He took office on July 1, 2015. He is also a professor of music.
Dr. Crutcher is President Emeritus of Wheaton College in Massachusetts. As president from 2004–14, he raised the institution’s profile; increased enrollment and diversity of the student body; created new interdisciplinary faculty positions and academic programs; and ensured the institution’s financial stability during a challenging economic period for all of higher education. Wheaton students consistently garnered prestigious academic honors including Truman, Marshall, Goldwater, Rhodes, and Fulbright Scholarships. Prior to Wheaton, Dr. Crutcher was Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Miami University of Ohio.
Throughout his career, Dr. Crutcher has actively promoted access, affordability, diversity, and inclusivity. He is a member of the Board of the Posse Foundation, a comprehensive college access and youth leadership development program for public high school students. In 2012, Dr. Crutcher received the Posse Star award, which recognized his leadership, significant contributions to the field of education, and positive effects on individual students’ lives. As President of Richmond, he leads a highly selective private university that is one of the few institutions in the country that is both need-blind in admission decisions for domestic undergraduate students and committed to meeting the full demonstrated need of all admitted students.
Dr. Crutcher is founding co-chair of Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP), the Association of American Colleges & Universities’ national campaign to demonstrate the value of liberal education. He writes and speaks widely on the value of liberal education and the democratic purposes and civic mission of higher education.
University of Richmond Downtown enables the academic departments, offices, and programs of the University of Richmond to connect with the greater Richmond community. In addition to housing four programs, UR Downtown is used for public lectures, undergraduate and law classes, clinical and pro bono legal services, community-based research, and arts integration.
The Robins School of Business is recognized as one of the nation's best business schools, offering undergraduate, graduate, and executive education.
The Robins School is ranked #12 for top undergraduate business programs and one of the top 20 part-time MBA programs in the nation by BusinessWeek.
The Jepson School of Leadership Studies is the nation's first school for leadership studies. It fills a critical need in higher education: to help students better understand leadership so that they can become active, thoughtful and effective participants in their world.
The University of Richmond School of Law educates students to become outstanding lawyers and positive leaders within their communities. The School of Law prepares students to become adept advocates and legal decision makers through its exceptional program features, which include rigorous coursework, small class sizes and low student-faculty ratio and hands-on experience.
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