Set in the western suburb of Richmond, VA is the University of Richmond. Founded in 1830 as a manual labor institute for men to become ministers, UR is a private 4-year school that offers a picturesque landscape of American History as well as the natural beauty of the state of Virginia. Richmond, set in the heart of tobacco country as well as a major player in Revolutionary and Civil War history, is home to six Fortune 500 companies including representatives of the finance, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and shipping industries. Richmond is also known as a cultural center and hosts many museums and theatres. Notable alumni of the University of Richmond includes a long list of government officials, athletes and Dr. Charles Stanley of InTouch Ministries.
Academic ProgramsAccredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, the University of Richmond offers Associates degrees, Bachelor’s degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates, Master’s degrees, post-masters certificates and Doctorates. The 3 undergraduate schools, the School of Arts & Sciences, Robins School of Business, Jepson School of Leadership Studies combine with the School of Law and the School of Professional and Continuing Studies to confer the degrees to graduates. UR is also recognized by specialized accrediting bodies for their Legal education program and Music and Teacher Education programs. However, the largest program on campus is in the Business Administration and Management programs.
UR’s Mission statement declares that “the mission of the University of Richmond is to sustain a collaborative learning and research community that supports the personal development of its members and the creation of new knowledge. A Richmond education prepares students to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.” Presently, the only online degree programs are in post-grad continuing studies school.