University of Richmond Quick Facts


Ramiro Pena '15

The beautiful rural environment of the University of Richmond makes it a cozy place to reside!

Cara Poythress '15, Features Editor

  • Location : 28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173
  • Founder : Rev. Edward Baptist, 1830
  • Tuition and Fees for In-State : $44,210
  • Enrollment : $4,405
  • Acceptance Rate : 30%
  • Type: Private
  • Mascot : Spiders

The University of Richmond is a small liberal arts university located six miles west of downtown Richmond. The 350 acre wooded campus is easily accessible by I-95 from the north or south, I-64 from the east or west, is minutes away from two Amtrak train stations, and is approximately 2o miles from the Richmond International Airport, according to the university’s website,

Only 90 miles away from Arlington, the University of Richmond is a highly selective college with over 60 undergraduate majors. It has been called a “small, yet vibrant campus”, according to; with an impressive 8:1 student-faculty ratio and an average class size of 16, UR is the perfect school for those students who enjoy working in close environments with teachers or professors.