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University of Richmond Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 291 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 4 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

55% Women
45% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Atlantic 10 Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $216,511)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $71,410)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 50 117 Yes -
Baseball 29 - Yes -
Basketball 17 15 Yes Yes
Field Hockey - 23 Yes Yes
Football 87 - - Yes
Golf 8 10 - -
Lacrosse - 26 Yes -
Soccer 26 27 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving - 21 Yes -
Tennis 10 10 Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Equestrian - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Softball - - - Yes
Squash - - Yes -
Synchronized Swimming - - Yes -
Volleyball - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 9.5%
Hispanic 5.8%
Non-resident alien 10.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 10.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 56.7%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 17 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Student Film Society
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 9
Liquor Law Violation 14
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 35

Notable Alumni

  • David Ho (Class of '77), Founder of MY Airways, Inc.
  • Grant "Ed" Shaud (Class of '83), Television actor, Murphy Brown
  • Jennifer Hyde (Class of '82), Director of development for CNN Productions
  • Johnny Newman (Class of '84 ), Pro basketball player
  • Leland Melvin (Class of '86), Co-manager of NASA's Educator Astronaut Program
  • Linda K. Marrow (Class of '82), Vice President and Editorial Director, Random House books
  • Sean Casey (Class of '96 ), Pro baseball player
  • Shawn Barber (Class of '98 ) , Pro football player
  • Virgil H. Goode (Class of '69), U.S. Senator
  • Lee Reeves Childress (Class of '50), Former president and CEO, Meals on Wheels
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Kylie from Perkasie, PA
  • 4
  • At U of R we call our dorms, resident halls because they are not only a place to sleep but a place to live and build community. The Resident Assistants…

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  • Clara from Richmond, VA
  • 4
  • The Housing Office has a really great way of matching roommates and suite-mates; they don't match you up based on your first name. They have a housing application where you…

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  • Anonymous from Raleigh, NC
  • 4
  • The dorms are pretty small, especially as a freshman. So far, the three dorms with freshman are Lora Robbins, Moore, and Robbins--Lora Robbins or Loro is closest to the Westhampton…

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  • Brooke from Dover, DE
  • 4
  • I went on a tour of Richmond, and the freshman dorms seemed to be a decent size. They looked like typical college dorms, which can be a good thing or…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Megan from Butler, PA
  • I am a current student here

    The food is getting better every semester and the dining hall staff is very receptive to suggestions. For example, I asked for nutritional yeast to be made available at the spice rack and the next week it was there!

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  • 4
  • Christiana from Charlottesville, VA
  • I am a current student here

    The food options here are really great and they accommodate for any allergies or sensitivities you might have. They have someone who can go over they entire menu with all the ingredients and you can specially request something if you have an allergy and want something specific that they don't have. There are many other food options on campus so you can find something to eat relatively close wherever you are. You can get a plan with unlimited swipes for the dining hall and a set amount of dining dollars to spend at any other eateries plus a convenient store.

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  • 5
  • Leilani
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Like any place, I'm sure the food gets tiring eventually. However, I enjoyed the variety and loved it all while I visited! The deserts were especially delicious. The switch up the food, too, so it's not the same exact thing every day.

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  • 4
  • Kassie from West Point, VA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Their options seemed pretty nice while I was there, although I can only remember one or two dining halls.

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  • 5
  • Michaela from Yorktown, VA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    By far the best dining halls of any colleges we went to. My brother wants me to go there so he can eat the food on visits!

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  • 3
  • Anonymous from Raleigh, NC
  • I am a current student here

    All in all, Heilman Dining Center, or d-hall is not that bad. The desserts are usually amazing and breakfast is pretty delicious; lunch and dinner can be subpar (especially on weekends) but you can usually find something to eat or get creative. Oh, and it's great when prospective students and parents come because the dining hall goes all out.

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  • 3
  • William from Fairfax, VA
  • I am a current student here

    Dining hall is great during the week, mediocre on weekends. The major drawback on this campus is that you have very few options of places to eat. There is Tyler's, which is uninteresting and really just a fast food place (although the food does not come all that fast...). The Cellar, which is an OK restaurant, although they massively reduced the menu this year, including removing many favorite items. Passport Cafe, which is overpriced and has decent food. Lou's, where almost nobody goes, but the food is alright. The Eight-Fifteen is just a Starbucks, but most schools have a real Starbucks, which would be better. There are no chain restaurants on campus, which I would actually have appreciated as a means to add some diversity to the options we have here. Really, Tyler's is just fast food anyway.

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  • 5
  • SPCS Student
  • I am a current student here

    Excellent Buffet. The dinning hall offers a buffet style for all appetites. Vegan, Vegetarians, healthy conscious eaters and meat lovers. Fresh fruit, salads and a verity of deserts to choose from.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Christiana from Charlottesville, VA
  • I am a current student here

    Greek Life is really big on campus which is great for those who participate, but if you don't, you'll have some trouble finding your group of people. But don't worry, you will.

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  • 0
  • Nicholas from Boca Raton, FL
  • I am a current student here

    As part of a fraternity, the Greek here is frustrating because of a lack of University support and frat houses. That being said, Greek life controls the social life on campus and we all throw down hard

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  • 0
  • Anonymous from Raleigh, NC
  • I am a current student here

    I guess greek life is not an overwhelming part of Richmond; of course, rush only happens in the spring and also, because the girls do not have a specific greek life house, it tends to be more spread out which is nice because it does dissipate the cliquey-ness of the school by a little.

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  • 0
  • William from Fairfax, VA
  • I am a current student here

    I am not involved in this, although my friends have made clear that options are unusually limited here and that Sororities seem to have less freedom and flexibility than Frats. There are no Greek houses on campus, which is a major downer for most people.

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  • 0
  • Clara from Richmond, VA
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is a big thing at UR; a lot of students rush in their first or second years. This has caused some drama between sororities/fraternities and specific people. If you drop your pledge, the Greek population will invent a bad reputation for you. If you are really intent on rushing, though, UR is definitely a great place, because there are so many sororities and fraternities available to the student body. The Lodges host parties on the weekends, but there are also apartment parties depending on what your interests are.

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  • 0
  • Janet from Baltimore, MD
  • I am a past student here

    Richmond's Greek life is a big part of campus life. Greek life has pretty diverse options, there is a group for everyone from service groups to panhellenic organizations and even historic black greek organizations. Campus statistics suggest that students in Greek life have higher GPA possibly because of the social support, balance and grade requirements to remain in greek life organizations each semester.

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  • 0
  • agsUR
  • I am a current student here

    We have 8 fraternities and 7 sororities on campus; however only about 38% of students participate in greek life.

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  • 0
  • Jujubee
  • I am a current student here

    Not my cup of tea, but they're there if you're interested!

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  • 0
  • Betty
  • I am a current student here

    Kind of dominates campus (40% of people are Greek), but you find a niche either way.

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