The “Fiske Guide to Colleges,” a leading college guidebook, has selected the University of Richmond for its 2015 edition of more than 300 “best and most interesting schools” in the United States, Canada and Great Britain.

Richmond made two special lists this year for having “unusual strength” in business and international studies.

The university’s Robins School of Business is the country’s only fully accredited top-tier undergraduate business school that is also part of a top-tier liberal arts university. Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked its overall undergraduate business program among the country’s top 25 for nine years in a row.

International education plays a significant role at Richmond with an emphasis on both study abroad and attracting international students to study on campus. Almost 60 percent of undergraduates participate in an international experience for a semester, year, summer program or internship. The Institute of International Education ranks the University of Richmond first and second among leading baccalaureate institutions in two Open Doors surveys measuring the number of students studying abroad.

Richmond has been chosen for the Fiske Guide in all 28 years the book has been published. The university consistently ranks as a top-tier liberal arts university and a “best value” by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, SmartMoney magazine and other leading college guides.

Compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, the guidebook selects colleges based primarily on academic quality. It includes information about each college’s academics, social life, student body, financial aid, campus setting, housing, food and extracurricular activities.

Anonymous feedback from students also is included. “I’ve changed here, questioned things I was sure about, and grown so much,” said one senior. “Richmond has prepared me for any path I want to follow.”

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