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.

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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.

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Having groups such as the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs really gives room for people to feel accepted and at ease.
Joshua Kankam, mechanical engineering student