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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 Melanie Jenkins for assistance.

Information Task Force Peer List

Top 10 Undergraduate Admission Competitors

  1. University of Virginia
  2. College of William and Mary
  3. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  4. Wake Forest University
  5. University of Michigan
  6. Northeastern University
  7. Boston College
  8. Emory University
  9. University of Southern California
  10. Villanova University

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