Category Archives: College Search

For Those on the Fence

At this point in time, there’s probably not much more I can say here to convince you to apply to Richmond. You’ve likely decided one way or the other already – though, if you’re a high school senior visiting our site right now, perhaps you’re not quite decided yet. I’m guessing you’ve received lots of […]

What are our graduates doing?

It’s that time of year again. Two weeks ago the University of Richmond community, led by President Ayers and commencement speaker Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, bid farewell to the Class of 2010 and sent them off into the world after college. If you’ve spoken with any of my admission colleagues, you know that […]

14 reasons to join Richmond’s Class of ’14

Enrollment confirmations have just started to arrive! As we build the Class of 2014, here are 14 reasons you should choose Richmond: #1. Small school, big opportunities. On the one hand, an average class size of 16 students with 100% professor-taught courses. On the other: 75 study abroad programs, 275 student clubs, hundreds of internship […]

Mythbusters: Some Ranking/Guide Examples

If you haven’t read my most recent Mythbusters post, College Rankings and Guides, you may want to take a look at my general thoughts and conclusions before you look at the specific examples I cite here. The long and short is that I feel rankings and guides can be used as a tool, if they’re […]

Mythbusters: Rankings and Guides

Don’t worry — this isn’t going to be a rant or tirade or anything. I know college rankings tend to be a pretty hot topic, for a myriad of reasons; year after year, national media runs stories and op-eds calling attention to the rankings and their controversial nature. Philosophically, universities and admission offices often struggle […]