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Why UR

The University of Richmond is a competitive liberal arts college that offers 60 undergraduate majors, a low student-faculty ratio, and graduate programs for students from around the world.

The University is dedicated to helping students develop well-rounded world views that make them better thinkers, leaders, and community members—wherever their paths take them.

In 2007, Newsweek named the University "Hottest School for International Studies." Additionally, it is ranked No. 15 nationally among undergraduate business programs by BusinessWeek and is number 30 on the list of best liberal arts colleges in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Check out additional rankings and accolades.

Here are just a few things that help the University provide exceptional educational opportunities for students from around the world:

  • On-campus international student resources: The Office of International Education (OIE) is the primary "port of call" for international students, advising on all issues, including immigration, employment, health insurance, academic, cultural, and practical matters.
  • Engaging curricular and extra-curricular programs: Thanks to the University's active campus life, students have regular opportunities to engage in a wide variety of interests and activities—both inside and outside of the classroom. Nearly all undergraduate students choose to live on campus, taking advantage of on-campus housing, dining, and recreation facilities.
  • Easy travel within the United States
  • Convenient location in Richmond, Virginia: The University is located on a safe, suburban campus just six miles from downtown Richmond.

Ask a Current International Student

International student peer mentors are available to provide international students with information they need to excel at the University, including information about University policies and procedures, and insight into the University's many academic, social, and cultural programs.