Spiders Chat: Learn All About the University of Richmond

Recorded Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 10:00 PM

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University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA

Ask a University of Richmond admissions officer and a current student questions about what it takes to get admitted to Richmond, their application process, academics, and more.

Rachel and Logan will start the session with an in-depth overview of Richmond, covering topics ranging from admissions to academics to campus life. In the second half of the session, they will open the floor to an audience Q&A session and answer your questions about Richmond admissions, life on campus, and more.

Rachel Ristow is an associate director of admission at the University of Richmond with 10 years of experience in the admission field. She works primarily with UR's visit experiences including campus tours, class visits, and open house events.

Logan Jones-Wilkins is in UR's Class of 2023 double majoring in Journalism and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL) with a minor in Photography. Originally from Arkansas, Logan chose Richmond because the “environment, the financial aid, the size, the location, and the academics perfectly suited who I am as a student and a person.”

Learn more about the University of Richmond here, so you can come prepared to the stream with all of your questions about the university!

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University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
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Undergrad College: Yale University '21

Major: Ethics, Politics & Economics; Classics (Intensive)

Work Experience: As a recent graduate of Yale University, I am excited to begin my first year with CollegeVine! In many ways, CV was a natural fit for me -- at Yale, I worked for over two years in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, beginning as a Senior Interviewer in the summer of 2019, during which I interviewed over 200 first-year applicants for the 2019-2020 college admissions cycle. After the summer ended, I became Lead Recruitment Coordinator, a full-time position responsible for executing and overseeing Yale’s numerous post-admissions decision yield initiatives, as well as serving as a spokesman for the university both in person and online. Over the past two years, I have had the privilege of interacting with hundreds of students and their families at all stages of the college application process.

My Admissions Story: Having always been interested in studying a variety of subjects within the Humanities and Social Sciences, I applied to a smattering of liberal arts colleges and universities (mostly on the East Coast) with strong departments in these areas, large and diverse student bodies, and varied extracurricular opportunities. When my college admissions decisions rolled in, I immediately accepted an offer from my dream school, Yale University, which I had always felt best embodied the opportunities and goals that I desired from my college experience -- and since that day, I’ve never looked back.

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