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Rachel Ristow

Senior Assistant Director of Admission

(800) 700-1662 or (804) 289-8640
Fax: (804) 287-6003

Hometown: Newport News, VA

Education: Radford University with majors in Political Science and History

How you started in admission and came to Richmond: I started working in admission at my alma mater but was interested in a new challenge. I have always loved the city of Richmond and was intrigued by the University of Richmond. I always knew it was an amazing school, but after seeing it for myself and meeting the incredible students, I knew it was going to be a great fit!

Favorite Richmond neighborhood: The Fan! It’s where I call home and there are so manyamazing local restaurants and shops. It is a great neighborhood and everything is within walking distance. If you need any restaurant recommendations…I’m your girl!

Favorite thing to do in Richmond on the weekends: There is always something different to do (festivals, concerts, marathons, or bike races), but I love taking time to walk my dogs through the different Richmond neighborhoods and parks

Favorite food on campus: Passport Cafe; I have been living off of their paninis since I got to Richmond.

The number one reason you tell students to check out Richmond: It has a little bit of everything and really unique opportunities as a liberal arts school so close to a metropolitan area.