The University of Richmond was established in 1830 by the Virginia Baptists. It was incorporated as Richmond College in the 1840s. The university moved to its present location in 1914, and is currently spread across an area of 350 acres. UR offers an array of degrees and programs through the following schools:
UR is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I and the Atlantic 10 Conference. Its teams are known as the Spiders, and participate in baseball, football, lacrosse, ice hockey, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, rugby, basketball and cross country.
Many students of UR have gone on to become famous. Among them are J. Steven Griles, the Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of the Interior from 2001 to 2005; Mary Sue Terry, the Attorney General of Virginia from 1986 to 1993; and Leland D. Melvin, NASA astronaut.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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