Anyone study here? I've begun my application to Richmond already, but I don't know much about the school.
I like how the degrees are accredited by both U.S. and U.K. institutions, and the diversity of the student population will suit me well, as I am Russian.
If anyone has any opinions on this University, good or bad, I'd love to hear all of them!!!
Thanks for your reply!!
I am living in America already (in Daytona Beach, FL). It is very easy for me to take my time writing in English and make sure everything is good. My speaking skills could definitely use some work though.
According to Richmond's website:
"Since Richmond is located outside the U.S, we are excluded from the college rating system. We are also excluded from the British league tables, because we are a US institution. However, if we were included in these rankings –using the established ranking criteria—we would be ranked in the top tier of private international universities.
Richmond graduates have gone on to study: in the UK, at London School of Economics, University of Oxford, University of Durham, SOAS, Imperial College, Goldsmiths College, Exeter, Hull and Kent. In the U.S., our graduates have entered Columbia School of Law, Harvard University, John Hopkins, MIT, New York University, Northwestern (The Kellogg School of Business), Thunderbird-The American Graduate School of International Management, Yale, Tufts, and UCLA."
Anyone have any personal experiences with Richmond?
This will be entirely anecdotal, but one of my old school teachers used to be a lecturer there for a few years. He absolutely hated it - he reckoned it was a place for the rich and feckless, who couldn't get into a proper university in the US or the UK.
My bus journey takes me past Richmond Int'l Uni, and it looks very small to me, almost like a big school? I think you might miss out on typical uni life there.
I've applied, and been accepted, to the masters art history program at Richmond (I graduate in May from The George Washington University in Washington, DC). I haven't been able to find any rankings/reviews for the graduate program, and after reading this thread about Richmond's undergraduate program, I am beginning to worry. Does anyone have any personal experience or advice? Would Richmond be considered a joke school if, for example, I planned on appliying to top level graduate schools in the U.S. after Richmond? Would I be better taking a year off and applying to better schools for the 2006-2007 school year? I would hate to attend Richmond and find its degree and reputation were largely ignored or be designated as part of the "rich and feckless, who couldn't get into a proper university in the US or the UK." Any advice or information would be appreciated.
Yea thats true...Uk degrees are respected worldwide..much like American degrees, but America values the american education system most and would choose some1 with an american degree over a british degree if it came down to it. Alot of schools have the requirement of at least 2.0 or C+ even in England because the teachers know that on occasion there will be one super hard class or a bad teacher that may lower their grade...I have a 4.0 GPA, My last couple years of highschool I was taking all college and Advanced Placement courses. I had a math class where I had an AWFUL teacher who graded poorly and even though I had above 97's in all my other classes I got a B+ in his. Even though it later became an A+, that just goes to show you. People graduate from Richmond and go on to Harvard, etc. Basically no matter what college you go to, the smart students are easily weeded out from the crowd.
Well,.. I don't really know the university but I'm living really close to it and once had a look round the campus where it seemed to be pretty relaxed and a fun place to hang out
the rich and the feckless thing definately fits,... I've seen students driving around in some posh convertible (and he must have been either freshman or sophomore because the juniors and seniors are in south kensington) and once I've seen a group of girls on the bus who seemed to be the best proof for the 'rich and the feckless' stereotype and guess what they all belonged to the university.
As I said I don't really know the place but what I've seen of it just fits.