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Return on investment

May 1, 2023

University News

For college students, finding the right internship can be the lynchpin for a successful start to their career. The Princeton Review has yet again recognized the University of Richmond’s approach to helping students secure promising career opportunities.

In the college guide’s latest ranking, Richmond was included on the list of Best Value Colleges for 2023 and ranked No. 3 on the list of “Top 20 Best Schools for Internships (Private Schools).”

The Princeton Review highlighted UR’s Career Services resources, including the alumni network and internship opportunities such as The Richmond Guarantee.

The rankings noted: “Students at the University of Richmond triumphantly declare that the school’s Career Services office is ‘incredibly helpful and thorough.’ It’s ‘constantly reaching out to students’ and manages to ‘foster great relationships’ with several companies.”

“From finding internship opportunities at top companies around the world to securing funding to support living expenses for an unpaid or minimally paid internship, we support our students during every step of the process and help tailor experiences to meet each individual’s career goals,” said Leslie Stevenson, director of career development. "Many of our students complete internships that lead to full-time jobs.”

The Princeton Review chose 209 schools for the 2023 best value list based on data from its surveys of administrators at more than 650 colleges in 2022–23. Topics covered included academics, financial aid, and graduation rates. The company also factors in data from student and alumni surveys.

"The schools we chose are a select group. They comprise only about 8% of the nation’s four-year undergraduate institutions,” said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review. “We commend their administrators, faculties, staff, and alumni for all they are doing to educate their students and guide them to success in their careers. These colleges are also exceptional for the generous amount of financial aid they award.”

Richmond is one of a few institutions that combines need-blind admission with a guarantee to meet 100% of demonstrated need. Additionally, all first-year applicants are considered for merit-based aid, including full-tuition scholarships and a variety of interest-based programs.