An Experience to Remember

Exchange at UR: An Experience to Remember

The University of Richmond is a private liberal arts university in Virginia’s capital city — and close to Washington, D.C., the mountains, and the beach. Our exchange students particularly appreciate and benefit from:

  • Strong, participatory academics
  • Comprehensive residential campus experience
  • Established networks for exchange students
  • Natural beauty and architecture that inspire daily
  • A growing, lively city with rich culture, history, dining, and shopping
  • A campus community that prioritizes wellness and support

Semester and Yearlong Exchange at UR

Each year hundreds of international students choose UR for their liberal arts or business education and as a gateway to explore our city, region, and country. Students are at the center of an intellectually stimulating environment full of opportunity for academic and personal growth – with abundant resources and amenities to help realize their goals.

Start exploring all that UR offers our #GlobalSpiders on exchange!


UR exchange students value strong, participatory academics with plentiful course offerings. Small class sizes mean professors know your name and are invested in students as people. Faculty-student mentorship and advising characterize the Richmond experience.


"Best Classroom Experience"
The Princeton Review (2024)


"Most Accessible Professors"
The Princeton Review (2024)

A Residential Campus

Richmond’s fully residential campus offers guaranteed housing, award-winning dining options, and such amenities as gym membership and laundry just steps away from your on-campus housing.


"Best Campus food"
The Princeton Review

Campus Life

When you become a Spider, you are joining a large and active web of students – many of them with international experience – with wide-ranging interests, social events, and opportunities to sample music, art, and sports on campus and in Virginia’s capital city.


"Happiest Students"
The Princeton Review (2024)


Ratio of international students to domestic

Architecture and Beauty

If it’s an idyllic setting you’re looking for, UR is your place. Whether it’s the bridges and picturesque lake or the Collegiate Gothic buildings around campus, UR’s architecture and natural beauty not only captivate but inspire us daily.


"Most Beautiful Campus"
The Princeton Review (2024)

City of Richmond

Our campus sits at the doorstep of a vibrant and trending river city with rich history, culture, and numerous dining and shopping destinations. Among the oldest cities in the U.S., Richmond serves as the capital of Virginia and offers easy access to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Atlantic Ocean, Washington, D.C. and many destinations along the eastern seaboard.

Top 10

"Coolest Cities to Visit"
Forbes (2018)

Wellness and Support

Spiders benefit from a culture of wellness, safety, support, and belonging. Whether participating in intramural sports, studying lakeside, or taking advantage of the numerous resources in the new Well-Being Center, you’ll find support at every turn.


"Everyone Plays Intramural Sports"
The Princeton Review