Admission Insider's Guide

Admission Insider's Guide

Demystifying Early Decision

Deciding where to attend college is likely one of the hardest, most stressful decisions you’ll make in your life. There are so many wonderful universities out there. How do you pick just one?

September 3, 2021
A Guide to Crafting a Great Supplemental Essay

You’ve narrowed down your college list. You’re about to put the final touches on your application. But wait – you forgot the supplemental essay! Don't panic, because we've got you covered!

July 14, 2021
How to Make the Most of Informational Interviews
Whether you’re registering for a Spider Chat, or interviewing with another school, here are some tips from a seasoned student Admission Intern, India Henderson, on what to do and what not to do during these conversations.
July 12, 2021
A Summer Guide to Nailing Your College Apps
Unsure where to start? We’ve got you. Here are a few recommendations on where to begin as you start your college application prep. Just breathe deep and take it one step at a time.
July 12, 2021
Crafting an Effective Activities Resume
It’s important not to narrowly interpret extracurricular activities to mean “what I do after school, through my school.” The reality is that we want to know where you dedicate your time.
June 1, 2021
Hidden Costs of College
Here are some of the most common areas you may find yourself accruing unwanted financial add-ons over the next four years – and, more importantly, how Richmond subsidizes many of these extra costs for our students.
April 15, 2021
25 Things You Can't Miss at the University of Richmond
In honor of the Class of 2025, here are 25 things you can’t miss at the University of Richmond.
March 25, 2021
College Life in an Age of Uncertainty
College this fall may not be fully back to normal. But I can assure you, the University of Richmond is committed to making 2021-2022 the best possible experience for our students, while keeping our community safe.
February 22, 2021
A Student's Perspective on the COVID Campus Experience

Like many of you, I started my senior year in the middle of a pandemic. I was beyond thrilled to finally see my friends again, but my excitement was overshadowed by my fears about COVID-19.

October 27, 2020
Spiders Are Everywhere...And That's a Good Thing
October is our university mascot’s favorite month. Why? Halloween, of course! It’s the one time of the year when you can find spiders everywhere.
October 20, 2020
Understanding Transfer Admission at Richmond
Considering transfer admission to a college or university can feel overwhelming. Whether you are looking for a better four-year fit or making the next step from a two-year program, we are here to help. With preparation and follow through, your transfer application journey can be a smooth one! 
October 19, 2020
Understanding Application Plan Options
The college admission process offers a plethora of application plan options. How can you tell which pathway is the best fit for you?
October 7, 2020
2 Big Things Virginians Should Know About UR
If you’re from Virginia, you know that we have dozens of attractive colleges and universities. With so many to choose from, distinguishing between different schools’ admission processes, financial aid, and overall benefits was tricky. The array of high-profile public universities can make it especially difficult to understand how private universities like UR fit into the mix.