I could never have forgotten the beauty of the University of Richmond, a bucolic campus I first visited ten years ago. Emphasizing a foundation in the liberal arts, its new president, Ronald Crutcher, says that UR is a school where students can become “agile” learners. UR is the first college in the country to establish a separate school for leadership, and its signature programs include leadership studies, business, and international studies.
Perhaps the best way to hear about the university is to read the words of one of my students who attends the university. When I asked about class size, he responded, “The class sizes were the biggest thing for me and they definitely were perfect for my learning style. I had as few as 8 kids in a class and as many as 25.” And as for the advice he would give to a student interested in UR: “The most beautiful campus you will most likely ever see, and it is really fun with a perfect balance between schoolwork and having a great time.”
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