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Academics

Through undergraduate, graduate, exchange, and summer programs, students pursue more than 100 majors, minors, and concentrations through courses offered by the University of Richmond's five schools.

U.S. System of Higher Education

Many exchange students are surprised by the differences between the educational style of their home country and the teaching methods in the United States. The U.S. liberal arts education is typically characterized by the development of broad intellectual and cultural interests and by the achievement of a significant body of skills and knowledge.

Find out more about U.S. higher education from the eduPass guide to studying in the United States.

Academic Resources

The University is committed to helping international students succeed and encourages students to take advantage of on-campus academic resources, including the Writing Center, Speech Center, and Academic Skills Center.

Honor System

At Richmond, every student has a personal responsibility to support and uphold the integrity of the University and their degree by adhering to the University's Honor Code Statute. Cheating, plagiarism, lying, and failure to report an honor code violation are examples of violations of the Honor Code.

Every undergraduate student, including exchange students, must sign a pledge of honor upon entering the University of Richmond.

Courses on the United States

International students are strongly encouraged to take courses on U.S. history, politics, literature, and culture. The University offers a wide range of American studies courses through the American studies department.

Ask a Peer Mentor

International student peer mentors are excellent resources for information about academic resources at the University that are uniquely suited to fit the needs of international students.