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Last updated June, 2019

Academic Information

Course Information

Richmond offers 108 majors, minors and concentrations for undergraduates, as well as a number of challenging graduate and continuing education programs.

Semester Dates

  • Academic Year: August - May
  • Fall Term: August - December
  • Winter Term: January - May
  • Academic Calendar

Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements

  • Minimum Course Load:3.5 units
  • Students are encouraged to take no more than 4 courses per term.

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Accommodation and the Cost of Living


University of Richmond Commons BuildingApproximately 92% of undergraduates live on campus. Exchange students are not permitted to live off-campus.

Student Housing Information

Estimated Cost of Living

2020-2021 estimated cost of living per semester: USD $11,000  (includes insurance, meals, accommodation, text books and approximate living expenses).

Additional Information

Student Visa and Insurance

Student Visa and Insurance information

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Exchange Experiences

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The University, City and Region

The University

The University of Richmond is a private, predominantly undergraduate university located in Richmond, Virginia, spread overUniversity of Richmond main path to 'Westhampton' side of campus 350 acres in a beautiful suburban setting. The campus is only six miles from vibrant downtown Richmond, the capital of Virginia, and is two hours from Washington, D.C., the Blue Ridge Mountains and Virginia's beaches. The university is home to approximately 2900 undergraduate students, 700 graduate and law students and 350 full time faculty members. Ninety-eight percent of faculty members hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree. Eight percent of all undergraduate students are international and fifty eight percent of University of Richmond students study abroad before they graduate. There are over 275 student clubs and organizations and over two-thirds of University of Richmond students participate in volunteerism or community service each year.

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The City of Richmond and Region

Richmond, capital of Virginia (VA) state, is a large independent city dating back to 1607. With many boulevards lined with trees, historic sites and an antebellum southern charm, Richmond is bisected by the James River, offering a scenic walking trail. Richmond is home to the 200-year-old Virginia State Capitol building, one of Richmond's most prominent landmarks, together with many other notable structures, such as the Tredagar Iron Works, which is now an important visitor centre. Located in the centre of Virginia, the city of Richmond is well placed for exploration and excursions.

Explore the City of Richmond

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Further Information

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