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Nat '20 Nat '20 Home State/Country: Kentucky Major: Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL) 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. 
Reilly '20 Reilly '20 Home State/Country: Maryland Major: Business 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.
CJ '20 CJ '20 Home State/Country: Massachusetts Major: Journalism Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Community Service, Greek Life, Performing Arts, Residential Life Why Richmond? I felt at home here from when I first stepped on campus because I think the strength of our community, student body involvement, and compassion for each other is unparalleled.
Emma '20 Emma '20 Home State/Country: Massachusetts Major: Leadership Studies 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. 
Ana '21 Ana '21 Home State/Country: Honduras Major: Rhetoric and Communication Studies Areas of Interest: Peer Advising, Student Employment, Spiritual & Religious Life Why Richmond? Amazing students and faculty, engaging classes, beautiful campus and my home away from home.
Mallory '20 Mallory '20 Home State/Country: New York Major: Biology Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Student Employment, Peer Advising, Mentored Research Why Richmond? Going to college is a daunting process but the University of Richmond was the only place I didn't feel so scared. UR made me feel ready to do the whole "college" thing and it was the only place I toured that I felt ready to leave my home and know that I would come out of it after four years a better person. From the small class sizes to the insanely beautiful and welcoming campus I know that I made the right decision! (Also coming from Upstate NY the winters here are nothing in comparison). Please don't hesitate to contact me about anything!
Fletcher '22 Fletcher '22 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Global Studies Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? Richmond’s beauty along with people who want to connect with each other and create a community are the reasons why I chose the University.
Reghan '21 Reghan '21 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: Biology Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Peer Advising Why Richmond?
Megan '21 Megan '21 Home State/Country: New York Major: Mathematics Areas of Interest: Peer Advising, Student Employment, Greek Life Why Richmond? I fell in love with Richmond when I visited, and found myself comparing every other school to it; I knew that this was where I had to be!
Elizabeth '21 Elizabeth '21 Home State/Country: Florida Major: Biology Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Diversity & Multiculturalism, Community Service Why Richmond? I chose U of R because the moment I stepped onto campus I knew I belonged, and it was the one place I could actually see myself living here for the next four years. 
Katherine '21 Katherine '21 Home State/Country: Florida Major: Psychology, Healthcare Studies Areas of Interest: Why Richmond?
Aerin '22 Aerin '22 Home State/Country: Texas Major: Undecided Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? Coming from Houston, one of the largest cities in the United States, I knew I wanted to be in a larger sized thriving city; however, I also wanted to be on a campus. The University of Richmond has given me the opportunity to access all this capital city has to offer in terms of educational resources, alongside fantastic cultural and entertainment experiences.
Lena '20 Lena '20 Home State/Country: New York Major: Political Science 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.
Paige '20 Paige '20 Home State/Country: Texas Major: History 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. 
Charlotte '20 Charlotte '20 Home State/Country: Michigan Major: International Studies Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Community Service Why Richmond? I chose to come here because of UR's amazing study abroad opportunities.
Ally '22 Ally '22 Home State/Country: North Carolina Major: Spanish Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because it seemed like a school that genuinely cared about its students both inside of the classroom and out. I have definitely found that to be true, and I have had more opportunities and resources (inside and outside of the classroom) than I know what to do with!
Sam '22 Sam '22 Home State/Country: New York Major: Psychology Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because of the small class sizes and the faculty, who really become invested in helping you succeed.
Ally '21 Ally '21 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: Leadership Studies Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Greek Life Why Richmond? I loved that the campus is so community-oriented. Everyone I met here was so well-rounded and genuine!
Megan '20 Megan '20 Home State/Country: Texas Major: Leadership Studies 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. 
Jaclyn '21 Jaclyn '21 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Psychology Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because I wanted a small school where I could work closely with professors and take advantage of the resources available. I love being a spider!
Keely '21 Keely '21 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Business Areas of Interest: Campus Publications, Internships, Spiritual & Religious Life, Student Employment, Greek Life Why Richmond?
Claire '20 Claire '20 Home State/Country: Arizona Major: Global Studies 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.
Molly '21 Molly '21 Home State/Country: Michigan Major: Economics, Healthcare Studies Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? I knew Richmond was the place for me when I arrived on a campus over 12 hours from home and did not want to leave!
Jack '20 Jack '20 Home State/Country: New York Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports Why Richmond? When I toured UR, I spoke with Dr. Dattelbaum who told me about the incredible opportunities for undergraduate research, the 16-person class sizes that allow for unique relationships between students and professors and the fact that nearly 80% of students from UR get accepted into medical school each year. That conversation was the reason why I applied Early Decision to UR!
Pamela '20 Pamela '20 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Healthcare Studies Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? I grew up around Richmond and loved it so much I didn't want to leave. The location, small class sizes, potential relationships with faculty, and opportunities for pre-health students all encouraged me to become a Spider!
Kate '20 Kate '20 Home State/Country: New York Major: Leadership Studies 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!
Anabella '21 Anabella '21 Home State/Country: Spain Major: Geography Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Student Employment, Club/Intramural Sports, Campus Publications Why Richmond? To me, Richmond has had a perfect balance between academic engagement and a social atmosphere.
Anna '22 Anna '22 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: Global Studies Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because of the sense of community I felt the moment I stepped on campus. From students approaching me to help me find my way around campus, a professor stopping to chat with me about my interests, to having lunch with a student, I could tell that Richmond was a place where students and staff support each other.
Jenny '21 Jenny '21 Home State/Country: Connecticut Major: Political Science, Leadership Studies Areas of Interest: Why Richmond?
Ryan '22 Ryan '22 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Biology Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because the pre-health advising and resources are incredibly effective, and they offer endless support for students who are on a path towards medical school.
Claire '20 Claire '20 Home State/Country: Maryland Major: Rhetoric and Communication Studies Areas of Interest: Peer Advising, Greek Life Why Richmond? I don't think I could find such a strong sense of community, both in my majors and in the university community in general, anywhere else.
Suraya '22 Suraya '22 Home State/Country: New York Major: Leadership Studies, Environmental Studies Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? Richmond provides me with a sense of community, endlessly supportive faculty, AMAZING food, and so much more. I can't imagine a better liberal arts education and I am extremely thankful to have chosen Richmond.
Makayla '22 Makayla '22 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Chemistry Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? I chose Richmond for the close relationships that I could make with my professors and peers. These relationships have made Richmond feel like a second home and is why I stay!
Zena '22 Zena '22 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? Richmond has become my home, as I have found my many families on campus. From orientation to Club Quidditch to Organic Chemistry class, I know my fellow spiders will be there throughout my journey to support me along the way.
Marc '21 Marc '21 Home State/Country: New York Major: Environmental Studies, French Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? I chose Richmond for the small, but not too small, size and amazing academics.
Lily '21 Lily '21 Home State/Country: New York Major: Business Administration Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? From the moment I stepped on campus I have felt a contagious sense of happiness. Today, Richmond has exceeded all of my expectations.
Kevin '20 Kevin '20 Home State/Country: New York Major: Psychology Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Student Employment, Peer Advising Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because upon stepping on campus, I was welcomed in a way unmatched by any other university I visited, which made me feel like I was truly at a school I could call home for my time here. 
Caroline '21 Caroline '21 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: International Studies, Music Areas of Interest: Performing Arts, Spiritual & Religious Life, Peer Advising, Student Employment Why Richmond? It's a school with a lot of opportunities both on campus and off; students truly support each others' ambitions rather than competing for prestige and recognition.
Megan '22 Megan '22 Home State/Country: Georgia Major: Leadership Studies Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? I chose the University of Richmond because of the sense of community and inclusivity that is evident throughout campus.
Elle '22 Elle '22 Home State/Country: Georgia Major: Healthcare Studies Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? I was looking for a place that would make me a well-rounded individual. The University of Richmond offers great academics and professional development, but also numerous clubs and resources for students to feel supported. I wanted my college to be my home away from home and I found it here in Richmond.
Laura '20 Laura '20 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Political Science Areas of Interest: Performing Arts, Peer Advising Why Richmond? Richmond has a tradition of going above and beyond in every aspect and I love how faculty and students are constantly pushing the expectations and the status quo.
Morgan '22 Morgan '22 Home State/Country: Maryland Major: Healthcare Studies Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? I wanted a college where I could receive an amazing education, get involved on campus, create close relationships with professors, find my friends for life, and grow as a person in a positive environment. I ended up applying ED to Richmond (best decision of my life!), and it has not only met, but exceeded all of my expectations. I truly would not want to go anywhere else!
Kathryn '20 Kathryn '20 Home State/Country: North Carolina Major: Leadership Studies 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. 
Eleanor '21 Eleanor '21 Home State/Country: Texas Major: Accounting, Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Community Service, Club/Intramural Sports Why Richmond? I chose to attend U of R because when I stepped on campus I immediately felt a strong sense of community and camaraderie. 
Kevin '21 Kevin '21 Home State/Country: New Jersey Major: Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL) Areas of Interest: Residential Life, Club/Intramural Sports, Student Government, Peer Advising Why Richmond?
Morgan '22 Morgan '22 Home State/Country: Texas Major: Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL) Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? I chose UR for a variety of reasons, but mainly because of how tightly-knit and supportive the community seemed to be. Immediately after moving in my first year, this community completely exceeded all of my expectations, making UR one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Rachel '21 Rachel '21 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: Healthcare Studies Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? From accepted students day to orientation week, I have always felt such a sense of belonging at Richmond. The campus is so beautiful, I’ve been lucky to call it home for the past two years.
Michele '21 Michele '21 Home State/Country: Illinois Major: Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL) Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? The sense of family and community here is unparalleled by any other school I've visited. It's a place where you can pursue your ambitions, no matter what they are or how big they may be.
Amber '21 Amber '21 Home State/Country: New Jersey Major: Business Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Political Activity Why Richmond? The community feel is amazing.
Peter '20 Peter '20 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: Cognitive Science 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. 
Will '21 Will '21 Home State/Country: Louisiana Major: Leadership Studies Areas of Interest: Community Service, Peer Advising, Student Employment, Club/Intramural Sports Why Richmond? UR has the most direct line of contact with administration and faculty that I have ever experienced.  
Rachel '20 Rachel '20 Home State/Country: New Jersey Major: Leadership Studies 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. 
Nicole '21 Nicole '21 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: Biology, Leadership Studies Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Spiritual & Religious Life, Club/Intramural Sports Why Richmond? From the hard sciences to the visual and preforming arts, the University of Richmond has allowed me to explore all of my passions at incredible depth
Gavin '21 Gavin '21 Home State/Country: Connecticut Major: Mathematical Economics Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because as soon as I stepped on campus it felt like home. Everyone was so inviting and excited to be at school.
Kay '22 Kay '22 Home State/Country: Texas Major: Political Science Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because the amazing combination of a liberal arts education, dedicated faculty and staff, small classes and programs, and a thriving and healthy social scene seemed unbeatable. I still have not been proven wrong in that belief and fall more in love with the campus every day!
India '21 India '21 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: Leadership Studies Areas of Interest: Diversity & Multiculturalism, Performing Arts Why Richmond? Besides D-Hall's dessert bar (which is my most favorite thing on this campus), I chose Richmond because of the amazing resources I could always go to for support: CAPS, the Academic Skills Center, the Writing Center, the Speech Center, etc. 
Claire '22 Claire '22 Home State/Country: Connecticut Major: Psychology Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? I chose the University of Richmond because it demonstrates a strong dedication to its students and their growth in all aspects of life, and I feel very lucky to have so many opportunities at my fingertips. Here I can pursue all of my passions in an environment that encourages a strong focus on the whole student, not just academics.
Kendall '22 Kendall '22 Home State/Country: New Jersey Major: Undecided Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? I choose Richmond because I could see myself making a difference here, and contributing to the great community life we have on campus.
Emma '22 Emma '22 Home State/Country: Tennessee Major: Leadership Studies Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? Richmond combined all the things I was looking for in a collegiate experience in one beautiful campus: close relationships with committed students and faculty, fantastic opportunities, academic rigor, and a supportive environment. From the Crutchers all the way down to the students themselves, people at Richmond genuinely want to invest in all facets of your life and grow you not just as a student, but also as a person. I'm doing things here that I never would've imagined I could do three years ago, all because people were willing to both challenge me and encourage me.
Courtney '21 Courtney '21 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: Biology Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? From the amazing resources to the welcoming, close-knit community, I knew I found a home for the next four years.
Michael '20 Michael '20 Home State/Country: Kansas Major: Business 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.
Claire '21 Claire '21 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL), Leadership Studies Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Student Employment, Political Activity, Club/Intramural Sports Why Richmond? I chose Richmond primarily because of the small class sizes, location, and unique Leadership Studies program!
Meredith '22 Meredith '22 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Political Science Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? When I visited Richmond my junior year of high school, Dr.Kaufman, a leadership professor, talked with my father and I after his class for 45 minutes. His willingness to talk to us about my college decision process showed me how much he cares about the success and well being of his students and I wanted to be at a college where full time professors truly care about their students.
Santiago '20 Santiago '20 Home State/Country: Guatemala Major: Political Science, Entrepreneurship Areas of Interest: Student Employment Why Richmond? After visiting several schools in the US, this is the place where I felt the most comfortable. 
Alison '20 Alison '20 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Mathematical Economics Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Why Richmond?
Jackie '21 Jackie '21 Home State/Country: New York Major: Biology Areas of Interest: Why Richmond? I fell in love with the people, professors and campus during accepted students day and knew instantaneously that this was the place for me.
Payton '22 Payton '22 Home State/Country: Wisconsin Major: Economics Areas of Interest: Why Richmond?
John '21 John '21 Home State/Country: Maryland Major: Business Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Club/Intramural Sports Why Richmond? I loved the community that Richmond offered