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Kathryn '20 Home State/Country: North Carolina Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Community Service, Greek Life, Performing Arts, Residential Life Why Richmond? UR checked all of my boxes: I get all of the resources and opportunities of a larger state university while getting a fantastic liberal arts education at a small school where I feel like I am part of a community. 
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Jada '17 Home State/Country: New York Major: Psychology Areas of Interest: Diversity & Multiculturalism, Community Service, Mentored Research, Performing Arts Why Richmond? I knew I wanted to attend Richmond since the first time I visited. I really saw myself here. I thought the campus was beautiful and immediately felt at home.
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Jennifer '18 Home State/Country: Colorado Major: Journalism Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Internships, Residential Life, Study Abroad Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because it felt like the perfect balance between a quality education and a fun environment. During my time here I have really grown to love everything the campus and the city has to offer!
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Jimmy '19 Home State/Country: New York Major: Leadership Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (PPEL) Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Spiritual & Religious Life, Greek Life Why Richmond? I came to Richmond because it had everything I was looking for! I wanted to experience a new region of the country, I wanted small classes where I could have relationships with professors, and I wanted to have division one sports. I also wanted proximity to a city without being on a campus with an urban feel.
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Katrina '19 Home State/Country: Florida Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Spiritual & Religious Life Why Richmond? I chose Richmond to have a diverse and well-rounded community that would boost me to reach my full potential. Being a small liberal arts school with amazing faculty and a close knit community, Richmond was the school that would help me become most successful with whatever I wanted to do in my life.
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Caroline '18 Home State/Country: Ohio Major: Environmental Studies, International Studies Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Community Service, Performing Arts, Study Abroad Why Richmond? Long and diverse list of major/minor choices (plus create your own!), beautiful campus, many study abroad opportunities, great location near the amazing city of Richmond and warm weather!
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Candace '18 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: Rhetoric and Communications Studies Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Community Service, Greek Life Why Richmond? From the first time I toured campus, I felt at home. I loved everything that Richmond had to offer - small classes, inspiring professors, a beautiful and safe campus, and an intelligent and enthusiastic student body.
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Tommy '19 Home State/Country: New Jersey Major: History, International Studies Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Greek Life, Mentored Research, Performing Arts, Study Abroad Why Richmond? Excellent faculty, small class sizes, large campus, beautiful campus. 
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Charlotte '20 Home State/Country: Michigan Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Community Service Why Richmond? I chose to come here because of UR's amazing study abroad opportunities.
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Kayla '18 Home State/Country: Kansas Major: Accounting Areas of Interest: Internships, Greek Life, Spiritual & Religious Life, Student Government Why Richmond? I owe it to Richmond's vast and amazing resources, opportunities, and community in helping me grow to be the person I am today. 
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Molly '17 Home State/Country: Wisconsin Major: Mathematical Economics Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Club/Intramural Sports, Community Service Why Richmond? I chose Richmond for the immense support all students receive. From the financial aid, academics, and everything in between, Richmond proves that it believes in its students and will do everything possible to support them.
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Michael '18 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (PPEL) Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Student Government, Study Abroad Why Richmond? I chose Richmond for a variety of reasons, but the most important one was simply the 'feel' I got for Richmond. It was a combination of Southern charm, smiling faces, small classes, a beautiful campus, a strong academic reputation; the hundreds of extracurricular activities, and the welcoming community that I could feel around me that truly pulled me to Richmond. A school can look great on paper, but only once you visit and get a sense of who a community is can you know if a school is right for you. 
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Rebecca '18 Home State/Country: New Jersey Major: Healthcare Studies Areas of Interest: Community Service, Greek Life, Study Abroad Why Richmond? You can't beat the aesthetic of the campus, the quality of people, and dedication of the professors! 
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Alexis '18 Home State/Country: Ohio Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Diversity & Multiculturalism, Internships Why Richmond? I chose the University of Richmond for the seemingly infinite resources. From undergraduate research to career advising; Richmond shows appreciation for every individual.
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Nat '20 Home State/Country: Kentucky Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Community Service, Greek Life Why Richmond? I came to Richmond because of the feeling I had when I left campus after my visit. I was sad to be leaving campus and I knew that was a god sign. 
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Lena '20 Home State/Country: New York Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Greek Life Why Richmond? After visiting close to 20 schools and feeling very undecided, I finally came to Virginia and toured Richmond. I knew after 15 min into the tour that this would be the school for me and I applied Early Decision 1.
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Rachel '20 Home State/Country: New Jersey Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Community Service, Club/Intramural Sports Why Richmond? Richmond provides all of the benefits of a small liberal arts school--a close-knit community, small class sizes, and ample chances to build real relationships with professors.  It also has a unique leadership studies school, as well as exceptional pre-orientation programs that other small liberal arts schools do not offer. 
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Kehinde '18 Home State/Country: Maryland Major: Healthcare Studies Areas of Interest: Community Service, Diversity & Multiculturalism, Internships, Mentored Research, Performing Arts Why Richmond? The opportunities and experiences offered at UR are phenomenal. I've participated in internships, research, service-learning trips here and abroad, and so many other wonderful experiences. 10/10 would recommend being a Spider! 
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Kylie '17 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Business - Management, Dance Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Greek Life, Internships, Performing Arts, Spiritual & Religious Life Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because I knew it would give me the ability to feel connected. In small class sizes, I could feel a sense of a tight-knit community with the students around me. I knew I could also build meaningful relationships with my professors. The Richmond community has since exceeded my expectations, and I could not be more proud to call this school my home!
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Jamie '19 Home State/Country: Maryland Major: Leadership, Psychology Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Community Service, Spiritual & Religious Life, Study Abroad Why Richmond? Richmond was not an easy choice for me, but it essentially had the best combination of things to accommodate all of the things that I wanted from my college experience. Its location, study abroad programming, size, culture, greek life, major programs, along with dining options, campus, and facilities all factored into my decision. 
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Paige '19 Home State/Country: New York Major: Business Administration Areas of Interest: Greek Life Why Richmond? On Say Yes To The Dress they say when you put on THE dress you just know its right. For me attending The University of Richmond was a lot like that- It was the one. 
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Shaylynn '17 Home State/Country: California Major: Chemistry Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Greek Life, Internships Why Richmond? I chose to be a spider not only for the academics, but for the small and inclusive community.
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Ashley '18 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Environmental Studies Areas of Interest: Diversity & Multiculturalism, Community Service, Internships, Mentored Research, Performing Arts, Study Abroad Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because I knew the resources and opportunities I would gain from my experience here would prepare me for success where ever I went afterwards.
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Isla '19 Home State/Country: Wisconsin Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Internships Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because UR had all the qualities that I was looking for in a university--small classes, academically driven students, and a beautiful campus!
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Emma '20 Home State/Country: Massachusetts Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Community Service, Club/Intramural Sports, Greek Life, Performing Arts Why Richmond? More than anything, I love the community feel and inclusive nature of the campus. I also love how personalized your experience at Richmond can be because of the resources and size of our campus. 
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Michael '18 Home State/Country: New Jersey Major: Accounting, Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Performing Arts, Study Abroad Why Richmond? I chose to come to Richmond because of the great business program and gorgeous aesthetic! Knew it was home after my tour senior year of high school.
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Kelly '17 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: Business - Marketing Areas of Interest: Community Service, Greek Life, Internships, Residential Life, Spiritual & Religious Life Why Richmond? I was making pro/con lists for all of my top choices. After brainstorming all of Richmond's pros, I couldn't come up with a con.
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Dilwyn '20 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Community Service Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because of the small class sizes that gave me the ability to connect with my professors and have thoughtful discussions with my entire class. Also, the connection I made with the ROTC program along with the comfort and beauty of Richmond's campus made me realize I was home.
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Maggie '18 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Geography Areas of Interest: Diversity & Multiculturalism, Residential Life, Spiritual & Religious Life, Study Abroad Why Richmond? Richmond had the whole package - the major I wanted, great financial aid, and an awesome location.
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Max '19 Home State/Country: New York Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Community Service, Greek Life, Residential Life Why Richmond? I chose to come to Richmond because I found that it was a school where I would be able to take a variety of courses in different subjects, the incredible study abroad programs, and the small class sizes. Also, the winters are a joke down here in comparison to New York!
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Maren '18 Home State/Country: Texas Major: Leadership Studies Areas of Interest: Community Service, Mentored Research, Study Abroad Why Richmond? I wanted to find a university that was near a city but had it's own beautiful campus, was small but had a lot of resources and opportunities, and was out of state but easy to travel back home from. Richmond has all of this and more, which is why I call it my Goldilocks school (everything is just right!)
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Natalie '18 Home State/Country: New Jersey Major: Business Administration Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Performing Arts, Study Abroad Why Richmond? The University of Richmond has everything a student would want--small classes and big opportunities, suburban campus and a city nearby, recognized academics and D1 athletics. Not to mention, sweet people and a beautiful campus.
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Lucy '18 Home State/Country: Kentucky Major: Leadership Studies Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Community Service Why Richmond? It was somewhere where I knew I would be challenged academically, be presented with great opportunities, and meet new people who share similar interests as me. 
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Sara '18 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: International Studies Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Community Service, Study Abroad, Spiritual & Religious Life Why Richmond? For me it was a combination of the emphasis on international education, the small size, and affordability due to generous financial aid. I applied to 15 schools because I had no idea what I really wanted in a college, but when I stepped on campus here I knew it was where I was supposed to be and I have absolutely no regrets about my decision to study here.
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Madison '18 Home State/Country: Arizona Major: Accounting Areas of Interest: Mentored Research, Club/Intramural Sports, Greek Life, Internships, Study Abroad Why Richmond? I wanted a place where students were the priority. Everything from the research opportunities to the desert island made me know that this was where I belonged.
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Pierre '18 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Community Service, Diversity & Multiculturalism, Greek Life, Mentored Research, Performing Arts Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because it is everything that I wanted in a school. When I stepped foot on the campus I felt welcome and was really blown away by how beautiful it looked (decided I could live here for four years). Also I'm not far from home but I am far enough to feel like I'm living on my own.
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Quinn '18 Home State/Country: New York Major: Psychology Areas of Interest: Performing Arts, Study Abroad Why Richmond? I've learned so much about myself and others in my time at UR. There is a spirit of altruism here, and we are all working together and bettering each other.
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Claire '20 Home State/Country: Arizona Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Greek Life Why Richmond? I visited and loved the environment of the school, the people here are so friendly and the focus is really on the future.
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Alexandra '18 Home State/Country: Maryland Major: Business Administration Areas of Interest: Greek Life Why Richmond? Richmond offers the perfect combination of many of the factors I was looking for in my college experience. While it is a small school with small, engaging classes, close relationships with professors, and a tight knit community, it still has the resources to provide many of the opportunities present at larger schools.
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Brandon '19 Home State/Country: New York Major: Accounting, French Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Community Service, Greek Life, Study Abroad Why Richmond? Amazing business school, uncle used to teach here, aunt still lives close.
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Grace '18 Home State/Country: Maryland Major: Psychology Areas of Interest: Greek Life Why Richmond? After University of Richmond fulfilled every single criterion on my laundry list of requirements for my dream school, the final piece to the puzzle was the amazing and undeniable sense of belonging I felt as soon as I stepped on this campus. I was home!
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Tim '19 Home State/Country: Massachusetts Major: Psychology Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Community Service, Greek Life, Spiritual & Religious Life Why Richmond? I started the college search looking for a liberal arts school with a business program and found so much more. Seeing students active in the classroom and professors who were willing to work with their students made me realize that I could not pass up on the opportunity to come to Richmond. Also, the campus is built perfectly into the rural setting, which makes for some gorgeous walks across campus!
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Kim '17 Home State/Country: California Major: International Studies, Arabic Studies Areas of Interest: Community Service, Diversity & Multiculturalism, Greek Life, Study Abroad Why Richmond? I chose to go to Richmond because of the comfortable atmosphere combined with the academic rigor that the university presented. Here, students work hard and play even harder, and I found that to be equally motivating and challenging!
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Jacob '19 Home State/Country: Colorado Major: Political Science Areas of Interest: Internships, Performing Arts, Residential Life Why Richmond? Throughout my college search process I was extremely critical of my tours and visits always walking away with a few glaring issues. Upon my arrival at the university that mentally seemed to slip away and I felt very much at home. Amid the pines and rolling hills my experience with faculty and their professional expertise has kept me coming back. 
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Courtney '18 Home State/Country: Massachusetts Major: Leadership Studies, Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Greek Life, Community Service, Internships, Study Abroad Why Richmond? I chose Richmond for the beautiful campus and community feel! 
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Matthew '19 Home State/Country: New Jersey Major: Accounting Areas of Interest: Internships, Study Abroad Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because it combines the perfect blend of a small campus with a metro area. Its liberal arts education also appealed to me, as I have been able to take classes in a plethora of subjects.
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Jacob '20 Home State/Country: Missouri Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports Why Richmond? I loved the small school atmosphere as well as the unlimited access to your professors.
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Aliya '20 Home State/Country: Georgia Major: Psychology Areas of Interest: Community Service, Greek Life, Performing Arts Why Richmond? I fell in love with the campus and the study abroad program. I also liked the fact that Greek Recruitment was second semester and there was no greek housing. It also provides a good campus feel while being close to larger cities. 
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Carly '18 Home State/Country: New York Major: Leadership Studies, Business Administration Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Community Service, Greek Life, Study Abroad Why Richmond? Because of the close-knit community, Spider pride, and to be a valued student to every member of our impressive and inspiring faculty. 
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Lauren '18 Home State/Country: New Jersey Major: Business Administration Areas of Interest: Community Service, Greek Life, Internships, Study Abroad Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because the second I got on campus I knew it was the school for me. The sense of community was clear throughout campus and I felt incredibly welcomed. I also loved all the resources available to students such as the Bonner Center and student tutors. 
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Nik '19 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Business - Finance Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Student Government, Internships Why Richmond? I loved the focus that the university placed on its students.
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Aemy '20 Home State/Country: Florida Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Student Government Why Richmond? It was the only place that students seemed genuinely happy on campus, even on a Monday (which was the day I toured). 
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Mary '20 Home State/Country: Connecticut Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Community Service, Greek Life Why Richmond? I loved the business school and the small class sizes.
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Tony '17 Home State/Country: International - Brazil Major: Biology, French Areas of Interest: Community Service, Diversity & Multiculturalism, Mentored Research, Study Abroad, Residential Life Why Richmond? Whether it’s an internship or mentored research, Richmond offers its students the best opportunities tailored to our career goals. I know that I'm always going to receive the help I need from my friends and professors here at UR.
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Sapir '19 Home State/Country: Connecticut Major: Sociology, Mathematics Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Community Service, Greek Life Why Richmond? When looking for schools, I was in search for a collaborative work environment that wasn't solely based on competition. Richmond was the place where I felt as though students truly cared about the well being and success of their peers and would do anything in their power to aid one's success. It is also a beyond beautiful campus and has a great balance between being in a city, while also feeling like a residential, more remote area, which I really enjoyed. 
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Cady '18 Home State/Country: New York Major: Leadership Studies, Political Science Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Diversity & Multiculturalism, Study Abroad Why Richmond? I knew that I wanted a small liberal arts school. What Richmond provides is this type of learning environment combined with the large university resources including Division 1 athletics, excellent career services and an inclusive Greek community. The University's close proximity to downtown Richmond and its secluded location helped to provide the best possible mix of suburban and city life. For me, the University of Richmond was truly the best of both worlds.
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Robert '17 Home State/Country: New Jersey Major: Business Administration Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Study Abroad Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because everything felt like the right fit for me. The location, the campus and student body size, and the academics. It immediately felt like a place I could spend my next 4 years at.
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Eileen '17 Home State/Country: Connecticut Major: Business - Marketing Areas of Interest: Study Abroad, Greek Life Why Richmond? Richmond is an academically impressive school with professors who care about you, attention given to every student, and challenging but rewarding courses. Richmond is its own beautiful campus but is only ten minutes from downtown Richmond, meaning opportunities for community service, internships, and fun. The UR community is incredibly strong and supportive and is a wonderful second home.
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Joshua '18 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: Business Administration Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Diversity & Multiculturalism, Spiritual & Religious Life Why Richmond? The school is beautiful, challenging and competitive. The people are also just fantastic. 
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Pallavi '19 Home State/Country: New Jersey Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Community Service, Internships, Mentored Research Why Richmond? I loved the small class sizes and the picturesque campus. My main motivation, however, was the close-knit community students seemed to share. 
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CJ '20 Home State/Country: Massachusetts Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Community Service, Greek Life, Performing Arts, Residential Life Why Richmond? When I toured Richmond, I could instantly see myself calling this campus my home for the next four years of my life. I fell in love with the proximity to a major city bursting with opportunity, the fanfare surrounding successful Division I sports programs, and the close-knit community feel I gathered while walking around campus. 
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Jack '20 Home State/Country: New York Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Residential Life Why Richmond? Here are the main reasons that brought me to the University of Richmond: the ability to know each student in my class by name, the opportunity for a paid research experience with a dedicated faculty member during the summer, the exposure to students from various cultures who speak multiple languages, the sizzling salads in the Heilman Dining Center, the beautifully renovated Gottwald Center for the Sciences and the spectacular Westhampton Lake. Trust me, one step onto our campus, and you'll never want to leave!   
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Morgan '18 Home State/Country: Connecticut Major: Business - Finance Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Performing Arts, Greek Life Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because of its campus, excellent undergraduate business school, and close sense of community. Richmond students operate under the work hard, play hard mentality and support each other in all endeavors.
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Michael '20 Home State/Country: Kansas Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Community Service, Greek Life, Spiritual & Religious Life, Student Government Why Richmond? I visited and immediately felt at home. I believe in the liberal arts institution where I can become close with my professors and peers while still being offered many "big university" like resources.
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Hallie '20 Home State/Country: New Jersey Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Community Service, Greek Life, Spiritual & Religious Life Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because I felt like the school really wanted me. I was very unsure of the admissions process and Richmond was the only school that continuously reached out and made me feel like a valued student and person.
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Maggie '19 Home State/Country: South Carolina Major: Mathematics, Biology Areas of Interest: Mentored Research, Greek Life Why Richmond? From the moment I walked on campus, Richmond felt like home. The undergraduate research opportunities and the small classes made me feel like I could really get to know my professors!
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Matt '19 Home State/Country: New York Major: Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (PPEL) Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Greek Life, Community Service, Study Abroad Why Richmond? I was given the opportunity to study abroad my freshman year of high school and absolutely loved it. Came to Richmond and found out about the study abroad here and how helpful and extensive it is, and just fell in love with the campus and the tour blew me away. 
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Yasmine '17 Home State/Country: Massachusetts Major: Psychology, Leadership Studies Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Community Service, Internships, Mentored Research, Performing Arts Why Richmond? I chose to go to Richmond because of the focus among students on a balanced life- a typical UR student values academics, but also is involved in athletics, the arts, community service, and an active social life.
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Kristen '17 Home State/Country: New York Major: Biology Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Community Service, Mentored Research, Residential Life, Study Abroad Why Richmond? The University of Richmond possesses all of the attributes I was looking for in a college, even ones that I wasn't aware I wanted until I got to experience them firsthand.  Its high academic caliber, dedicated faculty and staff, and bountiful opportunities (academic and otherwise) coupled with the beauty of its campus and its proximity to the incredible city of Richmond made it the perfect fit for me.  
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Christina '18 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Mathematical Economics, Computer Science Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Spiritual & Religious Life Why Richmond? When choosing Richmond, the two key components that stood out to me were the unique academic offerings (in particular the Mathematical Economics major) as well as the community focused group of students, faculty, and staff that I found at the university.
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Alice '18 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: Business Administration, Leadership Studies Areas of Interest: Community Service, Greek Life, Study Abroad Why Richmond? I wanted to go to a school where I could have intimate relationships with my professors and classmates, and where students collaborated rather than competed against each other. And obviously, the campus is a beauty!
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Robert '17 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: Accounting Areas of Interest: Community Service, Internships Why Richmond? When I visited, I felt at home among the students, and I loved the campus, the architecture and the atmosphere. Then, the class sizes and other resources are what finalized my decision.
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Brittany '18 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Business Administration Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Community Service Why Richmond? Richmond was a place where I felt like I could make the most of my four years of college. I knew I could make life long relationships with fellow students, professors, and mentors. The resources the school provides are unlike any other and campus is breathtaking all 4 seasons of the year!
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Heather '19 Home State/Country: Washington Major: International Studies, Political Science Areas of Interest: Residential Life, Community Service, Internships, Greek Life, Study Abroad Why Richmond? I choose Richmond because it offers all of the same academic and extracurricular activities as large schools, but it goes above and beyond with small class sizes and opportunities to excel outside of the classroom! The students at Richmond are engaged both with the campus and global issues, and definitely have a ton of pride and love for UR! Anyone who has ever gone to Richmond only has great things to say about this University. 
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Olivia '18 Home State/Country: New Jersey Major: International Studies, French Areas of Interest: Community Service, Greek Life, Internships, Mentored Research, Performing Arts, Study Abroad Why Richmond? I choose to come to Richmond because I knew in my heart that it was the right place for me to be. The students and professors here want everyone to succeed, and are always willing to help one another to do their best. 
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Melisa '18 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Leadership Studies, Healthcare Studies Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Community Service, Diversity & Multiculturalism, Mentored Research, Internships, Student Government, Study Abroad Why Richmond? When I visited Richmond I was overwhelmed with the diversity of experiences each student had when speaking about their out of classroom experience. I was amazed by Richmond's commitment to preparing students inside and outside of the classroom. Richmond reminded me of opportunity and that was the driving force behind my decision!
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Maureen '18 Home State/Country: Indiana Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Diversity & Multiculturalism, Greek Life, Internships, Residential Life Why Richmond? I loved the fact that there were so many programs to be involved in and that the university provides so much support for its students. However, it came down to the people at admissions. No other school made me feel more at home than the University of Richmond.
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Eric '19 Home State/Country: California Major: Biology, Anthropology Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Community Service, Greek Life, Mentored Research, Spiritual & Religious Life Why Richmond? To experience the East Coast in a small, academic-focused community that still values having fun.
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Maddie '19 Home State/Country: New Hampshire Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Areas of Interest: Community Service, Mentored Research, Performing Arts Why Richmond? I chose to come to Richmond because it was the perfect blend of all of the eclectic things I wanted and everyone was so friendly and welcoming, I saw myself fitting into the culture here. I also love the small classes so the professors really get to know you and the amazing resources that the university offers. 
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Cecilia '18 Home State/Country: Georgia Major: International Studies, Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies Areas of Interest: Community Service, Study Abroad, Internships Why Richmond? Richmond offered me the opportunity to study both of the things I am so passionate about under professors who genuinely care about me and my success, all within reach of major cities with amazing internship opportunities and foreign countries for study abroad. 
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Henna '20 Home State/Country: New Jersey Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Community Service, Mentored Research Why Richmond? When I was choosing a college, I knew that I wanted small class sizes and a liberal arts education, but I did not want to sacrifice the opportunities and resources of a large university. Richmond perfectly combined what I what wanted and put it all on one beautiful campus!
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Peter '20 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports Why Richmond? Richmond is just a perfect fit! UR has small classes, a beautiful campus, great financial aid, and an excellent study abroad program. 
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Emily '17 Home State/Country: Texas Major: Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (PPEL) Areas of Interest: Study Abroad, Greek Life, Spiritual & Religious Life Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because I wanted a small school experience that would let me to cultivate close relationships with teachers and form strong bonds with my fellow students. I loved that Richmond was a liberal arts college that would allow me to explore different areas of humanities studies and take advantage of all of the lectures and speakers that come to campus. I also wanted a college that would allow me to be involved in multiple extra-curriculars.
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Maggie '17 Home State/Country: New Jersey Major: Political Science Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Community Service, Greek Life, Internships, Study Abroad Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because it afforded me all the opportunities of large universities with the intimacy of a small liberal arts school. The location was perfect for me because it provided both a campus feel and the amenities of a capital city.
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Cassie '19 Home State/Country: New Jersey Major: Leadership Studies Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Community Service Why Richmond? After visiting UR, I loved the feel of campus. It felt very inclusive and like a true community. 
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Carly '19 Home State/Country: New Jersey Major: Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (PPEL) Areas of Interest: Community Service, Club/Intramural Sports, Greek Life, Internships Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because it felt like a place where I would have unparalleled access to resources and opportunities. From city internship experiences, to formal and informal mentors and a beautiful campus, Richmond really has it all. 
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Grace '18 Home State/Country: Illinois Major: Chemistry, Mathematics Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Community Service, Mentored Research, Study Abroad Why Richmond? I found my second home. Richmond creates a nurturing environment that allows you follow your passions.
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Kate '20 Home State/Country: New York Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Community Service, Club/Intramural Sports, Greek Life, Residential Life Why Richmond? The school shares many of my values, such as an emphasis on the international and on leadership!
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Paige '20 Home State/Country: Texas Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Performing Arts Why Richmond? From the moment I sat in the old admissions building, I fell in love with the feel of Richmond's campus. I knew I wanted a school somewhere on the east coast, preferably not too north and not too south, so Virginia itself was perfect. My other requirements were decently small, and a liberal arts college, so Richmond fit my needs perfectly. 
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Caroline '17 Home State/Country: Indiana Major: Leadership Studies, Journalism Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Community Service, Mentored Research, Study Abroad Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because I felt at home each time I visited. Everyone was so friendly, and I wanted to become a part of this community.
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Alex '17 Home State/Country: Massachusetts Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Community Service, Greek Life, Spiritual & Religious Life Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because I felt a sense of community from the moment I walked on campus for my first visit. I still feel that way every day.
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Jason '19 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: Finance, Economics Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Greek Life Why Richmond? My first encounter with a student here told me everything I needed to know about the campus community, and I've been hooked ever since.
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Bracken '18 Home State/Country: Maryland Major: Economics Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Study Abroad, Student Government Why Richmond? I thought Richmond would give me the most opportunities to succeed by combining the attention and community of a small school with resources and majors usually found at a bigger university. 
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Jake '19 Home State/Country: Maryland Major: Accounting, Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Community Service Why Richmond? Both my mother's and brother's experiences guided me towards the friendships, community, challenges, and support that Richmond has to offer. From there, Richmond catered towards my interest in speaking Spanish in its wonderful language and study abroad departments, as well as my interest in accounting at the Robins School of Business. These are just a few of the many reasons I chose Richmond.
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Erin '18 Home State/Country: Massachusetts Major: Accounting, Leadership Studies Areas of Interest: Community Service, Greek Life Why Richmond? I knew that I wanted to go to a small school where I could form close relationships with my professors, but I also wanted a school with Division 1 sports and other amenities offered at larger schools. Richmond was a perfect match! I also was very interested in the Leadership School which is very unique to Richmond and has been an essential part of my time here.
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Megan '20 Home State/Country: Texas Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Greek Life, Spiritual & Religious Life Why Richmond? Richmond has the small classes and it is easy to engage and get you know your professors. It has a small community feel that makes it feel like home. At the same time, Richmond has so many resources unique to a small university, such as SSIR programs, the richmond guarantee and more that give students so many opportunities. 
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Pjay '19 Home State/Country: Georgia Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Diversity & Multiculturalism, Residential Life, Student Government Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because of all the amazing resources and opportunities the school offered. When I combined that with the fantastic academics and beautiful campus, I realized it was the perfect school for me.  
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Torey Bates '20 Home State/Country: Tennessee Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Community Service, Greek Life Why Richmond? I chose to come to Richmond because it was the only school where I found the students to truly engage with me. The students (and faculty!) addressed me as if I was already attending UR and I found it to be such an accepting community. 
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Madeline '18 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Chemistry Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Mentored Research Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because I felt that it combined the best attributes from a big school and a small school and that whatever opportunity I wanted I could find on our campus.
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Rebecca '19 Home State/Country: New Jersey Major: Cognitive Science, Psychology Areas of Interest: Greek Life Why Richmond? I wanted to come to a small liberal arts college where I could have a close relationship with my professors, get involved with dance, and further my interests in Autism Research.
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Catherine '18 Home State/Country: Washington Major: Leadership Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (PPEL) Areas of Interest: Greek Life Why Richmond? I absolutely loved the campus and was extremely attracted to the Jepson Leadership School.
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Lauren '19 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: Computer Science, Business Administration Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Greek Life Why Richmond? At the University of Richmond, you are not just a number but a student that everyone wants to succeed. Professors and staff want to provide students with the building blocks to create their path to success
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Sydney '19 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Leadership Studies, Political Science Areas of Interest: Greek Life Why Richmond? I come from a family of Spiders and really valued the education they received from here. I always wanted to go to a smaller school with immense opportunities and small class sizes. It's also great being close to home!
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Madison '19 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies, International Studies Areas of Interest: Community Service, Greek Life, Spiritual & Religious Life, Student Government Why Richmond? I knew I wanted a small liberal arts school, and Richmond was everything I hoped for in terms of academics and student life.
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Benedict '19 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: Leadership Studies, International Studies Areas of Interest: Community Service, Diversity & Multiculturalism, Performing Arts, Spiritual & Religious Life Why Richmond? I love it's location close to a city full of great educational and cultural opportunities. I also chose UR for its small size and great student/teacher ratio. This allows me to have great conversations with my professors.
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Madison '18 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: Economics Areas of Interest: Internships, Greek Life, Study Abroad Why Richmond? Richmond's small class sizes and student diversity immediately caught my attention. Everyone on this campus is a strong, passionate leader who is looking for an education that will enable them to go out in the world and make a difference, but Spiders strive to engage with others and encourage their successes, which fosters a sense of community that I value very much.
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Maribel '20 Home State/Country: New York Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Spiritual & Religious Life Why Richmond? After visiting and getting acquainted with the school, I couldn't help but feel like UR is my home away from home. Everyone on campus, whether it be an administrator, professor, student, etc. is so welcoming and definitely had an impact on my decision. 
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Cassidy '17 Home State/Country: Utah Major: Business - Marketing, Geography Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Community Service, Study Abroad Why Richmond? From the first time I visited University of Richmond I knew it was the perfect fit for me.  From the small class sizes to the beautiful campus I wanted nothing more than UR to be my home for four years.  
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Reilly '20 Home State/Country: Maryland Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Greek Life, Community Service Why Richmond? It sounds cheesy, but as soon as I stepped on campus, I knew. Richmond not only checked off all of the boxes for the school of my dreams, but had the all-important "feel" that I was truly looking for.
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Olivia '20 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Club/Intramural Sports Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because it is a liberal arts school with a great business school. 
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Rachel '19 Home State/Country: New York Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Community Service, Performing Arts, Spiritual & Religious Life Why Richmond? Of all the schools I visited, I felt the most at home on Richmond's campus. It was super easy to picture myself as a student here!
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Maria '19 Home State/Country: New York Major: Business Administration, Psychology Areas of Interest: Internships, Study Abroad Why Richmond? For me, University of Richmond had the best of both worlds– small, intimate, liberal arts college and world class business school! I loved that I could combine majors in different schools, join a plethora of clubs and organizations, study abroad, and experience the thriving, capital city of Richmond! 
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Molly '17 Home State/Country: Florida Major: Business - Marketing Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Study Abroad, Internships Why Richmond? Richmond was my top choice because of the small classes, study abroad opportunities, top-ranked business school, and beautiful campus. And after nearly four years, strangers became lifelong friends, study abroad was a chance for personal growth, business classes turned into internships, and this campus became my home. 
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Chiara '18 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Healthcare Studies Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Community Service, Internships, Performing Arts, Study Abroad Why Richmond? I choose to come to Richmond for people and professors that I knew I could connect with inside and outside the classroom and the incredible opportunities I knew I could receive. 
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Karly '18 Home State/Country: Maryland Major: Undeclared Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Performing Arts, Student Government Why Richmond? I decided to come to UR because of the rigorous academic curriculum, the beautiful campus, the small class sizes, and the sense of community I felt from the students. I saw that UR was a place that I could succeed and be challenged in the classroom as well as in extracurricular activities. I also saw it as a place that provides great opportunities to prepare it's students for a career and a for life. 
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