What big idea can you give roots to? Will you join a cause? Make a breakthrough in research? Learn how to whitewater raft? This is a place of diverse experiences you’ll remember, where life can change for the better.
Of America’s Best River Towns, named by American Rivers
In Campus Ethnic Diversity, ranked by U.S. News & World Report
Join a student organization, or create one yourself.Find your passions
Take the lead
As a Top 100 National Science Foundation Research University, you can make your mark here.Learn about research
Bleed black and gold
We are Rams, with 15 teams and thousands of fans.Check out athletics
A capital with character
A university unlike any other is in a city like no other. Whitewater rafters take on our class III and IV rapids right downtown. More than 300 historic markers – and more than 100 murals – line the streets. Richmond is one of the most eclectic, beautiful and diverse cities you’ll experience. No wonder 40% of our alums decide to stay.