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May 16 2014Business - Management and Administration
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In order to truly profit from all of the opportunities the University of Richmond has to offer-- extracurricular, academic, and social--one has to be a very particular personality type. The school is very enclosed, small, and homogenous. This atmosphere is not conducive to intellectual or emotional growth. As a result, students become very closed off from the outside world, and days as well as nightlife experiences become repetitive and tedious. Also, this small, enclosed campus facilitates catty behavior and overall gossip. When I was there I referred to it as "my high school on steroids." Underlying this impression is that greek life is HUGE. Do not let anyone tell you that it does not dominate the social life at UR. The student body is essentially split up into greeks and non greeks. After that, your identity and social life is determined by what sorority/ fraternity that you are in. In high school, your clique/ social status was implicit and unspoken. At UR, an identity-- in the form of three greek letters-- is imposed onto you whether you like it or not. The ranking among sororities and fraternities is evident and students take their superficial and meaningless rankings very seriously. For the most part, students are upper/middle class, conservative and from the tri-state area. There is little to no diversity. If you are a liberal, free-spirit, and/or creative thinker, this is NOT the school for you. The University's only good program is business and in general, has a very pre-professional feel. I will say, however, that it is a nurturing environment and the professors and administration genuinely care about your well-being and want you to succeed. However, the administration treats their students like babies. The school is a glorified boarding school for rich kids NOT college. If you are thinking about coming here it is probably not what you think it is. Ensure that you are making the right choice.
1st Year Female -- Class 2017
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Faculty Accessibility: A, Education Quality: F
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May 06 2014Language - French/Spanish/etc.
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The University of Richmond is a very rigorous and challenging school. Real world knowledge and experiences set this school apart from the vast majority of schools. You'll leave the university prepared for just about anything, from the world of work to graduate school. The business school, law school, and arts and sciences are top-notch, plus the university boasts the only undergraduate leadership school in the nation. If you're interested in science, you'll be involved in research from day one. I am so thankful to have attended this school. Thank god a university focusing on academics still exists!The combination of resources of large research universities and the close-knit university "feel" make this a viable option for anyone.
4th Year Male -- Class 1990
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Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: A
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Dec 30 2013Business - Management and Administration
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I'm a freshman at UR, and so far, it has been a great fit for me. The classes are demanding but not unmanageable. I had a 3.8 uw GPA at a prep school with lots of honors and APs, and this semester I got 2 B+'s and 2 B's.. I'll have to keep working hard to bring those up! Most of the students here are highly motivated and intelligent individuals which can make some classes and clubs quite competitive. That being said, it is college and there are people who party, slack off, and aren't involved. Overall, I've found that the students here are nice, motivated, and fun people to be around. My recommendation for any prospective student is that you do your research! Try to get reallyy familiar with the social scene and academic environment of several colleges before making your final choice.
1st Year Female -- Class 2017
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Scholastic Success: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: B+
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