UR Ranks #53 on Wall Street Journal's List of Top Colleges; Earns High Marks for Being the Right Choice and Inspiring Students

September 6, 2018

The University of Richmond is ranked #53 out of nearly 1,000 colleges across the nation in the latest The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. UR was ranked #61 last year.

Richmond was the highest-ranked private college and the second-highest-ranked college overall in Virginia.

The WSJ/THE rankings focus on graduate success and student learning, factoring in academic resources, graduate outcomes, student engagement, and campus diversity.

The ranking includes data from a student survey that captures the voices of more than 200,000 current U.S. students across all ranked colleges.

According to the data published on The Wall Street Journal’s website, University of Richmond survey results, which were on a scale of zero to 10, with 10 representing strongest agreement, included:

Right Choice: If you could start over, would you still choose this college?

Inspiring: Does your college provide an environment where you feel you are surrounded by exceptional students who inspire and motivate you?

Worth the Cost: Do you think your college will be worth what you and your family are paying?

The University of Richmond consistently is ranked as a top-tier liberal arts university by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Smart Money magazine, Forbes.com, and other leading college guides.

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The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking is a ranking of universities and colleges designed to put graduate success and student learning at its heart. The full methodology can be found on the THE’s website.