UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND ─ The Princeton Review has recognized the University of Richmond as #2 for “Best Career Services” in its 2020 edition of its college guide, “The Best 385 Colleges.”

More than 150 career workshops are held each year at the University of Richmond and 96% of students found Career Services helpful in a Richmond survey.

“Our innovative combination of alumni and career services allows for more comprehensive career development, while also enhancing alumni engagement,” said Denise Dwight Smith, assistant vice president of Alumni & Career Services. “As part of the Advancement division that focuses on alumni engagement, our team is able to further cultivate those relationships to benefit our students through job recruitment, as well as experiential opportunities.” 

The University of Richmond received additional accolades on the following ranking lists:

  • #4 Best Schools for Internships 
  • #5 Best-Run Colleges
  • #5 Most Beautiful Campus
  • #6 Best Athletic Facilities
  • #7 Best Classroom Experience
  • #9 Happiest Students
  • #10 Best Quality of Life
  • #12 Best Campus Food
  • #14 Best College Library
  • #15 Most Popular Study Abroad Program
  • #19 Most Accessible Professors
  • #19 Professors Get High Marks

Students praise the University of Richmond’s “unparalleled resources,” particularly the “high number of research, internship, and study abroad opportunities available.” This allows all students “an opportunity to have meaningful, career-oriented experiences.” 

Professors at Richmond earn generally high marks. One student said, “The entire University of Richmond staff treats everyone like an individual and not just another student circling through the system.”

Another noted, “The schoolwork is difficult, but manageable.”

Students said they know that “school comes first.” One student said, “There is a good balance of work and play here, and students are competitive but to a healthy extent.”

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Rankings At-a-Glance

#2 Best Career Services

#4 Best Schools for Internships

#5 Best-Run Colleges

#5 Most Beautiful Campus

#6 Best Athletic Facilities

#7 Best Classroom Experience

#9 Happiest Students

#10 Best Quality of Life

#12 Best Campus Food 

#14 Best College Library

#15 Most Popular Study Abroad Program 

#19 Most Accessible Professors

#19 Professors Get High Marks