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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!
Maribel '20 Maribel '20 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Environmental Studies, Geography Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Student Employment Why 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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. 
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!
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
Aliya '20 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. 
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
Alison '20 Alison '20 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Mathematical Economics Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Why Richmond?
Austin '21 Austin '21 Home State/Country: Maryland Major: Business Areas of Interest: Student Employment, Peer Advising, Club/Intramural Sports Why Richmond? Richmond is a community that goes well beyond academics.
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. 
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?
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.
John '21 John '21 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: Leadership Studies Areas of Interest: ROTC, Club/Intramural Sports Why Richmond? I chose Richmond because it is a small school with big opportunities.
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. 
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!
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.
Reghan '21 Reghan '21 Home State/Country: Pennsylvania Major: Biology Areas of Interest: Greek Life, Peer Advising Why Richmond?
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. 
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.
Dilwyn '20 Dilwyn '20 Home State/Country: Virginia Major: History, Russian Studies Areas of Interest: Peer Advising, Residential Life, ROTC Why Richmond? Small class sizes and a great atmosphere to interact with professors
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!
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. 
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. 
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!
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?
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. 
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.
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. 
Connor '20 Connor '20 Home State/Country: New York Major: Leadership Studies Areas of Interest: ROTC, Club/Intramural Sports Why Richmond? I chose Richmond for the tight-knit community, Army ROTC, and the Jepson School of Leadership Studies.
Torey Bates '20 Torey Bates '20 Home State/Country: Tennessee Major: Leadership Studies Areas of Interest: Student Government, Greek Life, Peer Advising Why Richmond? The friendly environment and how I see at least two people I know everywhere I go! 
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.
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.  
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 '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.
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. 
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.
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. 
Henna '20 Henna '20 Home State/Country: New Jersey Major: Biology, Psychology Areas of Interest: Club/Intramural Sports, Greek Life, 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!
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. 
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.