University of Richmond, founded in 1830, is a private liberal arts college located in Richmond, Virginia. It is home to over 3,200 undergraduates and a campus with red brick buildings around shared open lawns. Students can join living-learning communities which, apart from serving as a residence for students with common interests also lets them take a course, conduct research and go on an international/ national trip together. Other perks of being a Richmond Spider include themed dinners, snackfests the night before the start of finals and sponsored research assistantships, internships & road trips. Students are free to ride the yellow bikes found around campus; part of the university’s initiative towards sustainability. Its Division I football and basketball teams draw a spirited crowd, and there’s a lot to do in the surrounding city. Notable University of Richmond alumni include rapper Lil Dicky and singer Bruce Hornsby. The university, with its stunning suburban campus environment, is consistently ranked among the best private and liberal arts colleges.