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Peer Institutions

The University of Richmond does not have an official list of peer institutions. Because of our distinctiveness as a small, liberal arts university with graduate programs and a school of continuing education, it can be difficult to select an appropriate list of instituitons to use for comparison.

In 2009-10, the Information Task Force conducted an analysis to determine a list of 30 or so institutions that are comparable in terms of size, scope, and resources. This list can be used in whole or in part for the purposes of general comparisons. However, other lists may be more appropriate for specific comparisons — such as those involving specific disciplines or academic degree levels.

Below are some of the main lists. If you have a specific request or comparison in mind, please contact Patty Murphy for assistance.

Information Task Force Peer List

Top 10 Undergraduate Admission Competitors

  1. University of Virginia
  2. Boston College
  3. College of William & Mary
  4. Georgetown University
  5. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  6. University of Notre Dame
  7. Wake Forest University
  8. Villanova University
  9. Washington University
  10. University of Southern California

US News Top 50 National Liberal Arts Colleges

Bloomberg Businessweek Top 50 Undergraduate Business Programs

US News Top 50 Law Schools