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#103, overall score 49.08/100

Fun Fact:

The geese of Westhampton Lake on campus are said to be ruled by a female called Triceragoose.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Richmond, Va.
  • Region: South
  • Campus type: Small city
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Liberal Arts: Yes
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 3,036
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 200
  • Jewish population share: 7%
  • Student origin: 20% in-state / 80% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The Collegian
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Spiders
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Spidermonkeys / Redhots

COST & AID Score: 8.33/15

  • Score: 8.33/15
  • Tuition: $50,910
  • Room & board costs: $11,820
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $40,265
  • Average loan debt: $27,125
  • Starting median salary: $55,400

ACADEMICS Score: 13.33/20

  • Score: 13.33/20
  • Acceptance rate: 33%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Median SAT range: 1270-1460
  • Jewish Studies program: Yes
  • Jewish Studies major: Minor
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 11/20

  • Score: 11/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 5
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: 0
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never introduced

SAFETY Score: 9.33/11

  • Score: 9.33/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 6.29/1,000 students (high)
  • City crime rate: 6.29/1,000 people (low)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 7.08/34

  • Score: 7.08/34
  • Hillel: University of Richmond Hillel
  • Chabad: Jewish Life at VCU
  • Jewish fraternities: No
  • Jewish sororities: No
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 5 (1 Orthodox, 2 Conservative, 2 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alum: Lil Dicky

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