The University of Richmond ranked #48 on the Top 50 “Colleges that Pay You Back” list published by The Princeton Review. The education services company also ranked Richmond #18 on the Top 25 “Best Schools for Internships” list.

Richmond is among 200 schools cited as one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great preparation and at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review.

University of Richmond is need blind in admission and meets the full demonstrated need of all traditional undergraduate students. In its “Bottom Line” section, the Princeton Review notes, “Need-based financial aid and large scholarships are substantial.”

The book also notes that Richmond “invests a tremendous amount of time and money in making it possible for lower- and middle-income students” to attend. Nearly half of students receive need-based financial aid, with an average award of more than $44,000.

“We believe a University of Richmond education should be accessible to every academically talented student regardless of their ability to pay,” said President Ronald A. Crutcher. “We recruit accomplished students from all backgrounds, and make certain they have the financial aid necessary to join our community so they can access the opportunities that Richmond provides.”

Virginians who qualify for financial aid and have a family income of $60,000 or less receive an aid package equal to full tuition and room and board without loans. Richmond also offers “The Richmond Guarantee,” which guarantees funding of up to $4,000 for one summer research or internship experience for traditional undergraduate students before graduation.

Richmond’s Career Services also offers a fall Career Expo and Spider Connect, an online database of potential jobs, internships and networking opportunities with alumni. One student praised Richmond’s “Large and active alumni network.” Students also can take advantage of Richmond’s Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, which connects students with volunteer opportunities.

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