By Kimberly Leonard
July 31, 2008
The University of Richmond has landed on the Princeton Review's 2009 list of schools with homogeneous populations and little race or class interaction, but made the cut for most beautiful campus and best classroom experience, leading university officials to question the study's survey methodology.
Of the 368 colleges the Review selected to participate in its annual survey, released Tuesday, Richmond ranked eighth for homogeneous population, seventh for little race class interaction, eighth for most beautiful campus, and 20th for best classroom experience.
The survey results come at a time when the university and President Edward Ayers have put renewed focus on diversity after the simulated lynching in spring of a black doll in the Cousins Studio Theater, an incident that some students said showed the school's lack of racial tolerance.