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Richmond - The American International University in London

Leicester, United Kingdom
Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 2,358 per month
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 75%
Institution type Private

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About Richmond - The American International University in London

Richmond College was founded in 1972 for US students with a study abroad program. In 1978 a second campus was opened in Kensington for third and fourth year students.  

This is an international, non-for-profit university and welcomes students from over 100 countries around the world. Students are given the oppurtunity to find their speciality within the range of three specialist schools and a sports academy. Richmond provides students with an interesting international curriculum.

The primary subjects available at Richmond include

  • Arts & Sciences
  • Business & Economics
  • Humanities & Social Sciences 
  • International Relations
  • Soccer & Sports.

Courses are delivered at two campuses; Richmond Hill Campus and Kensington Campus.

Campus information

Richmond Hill

  • First and second-year students will attend the Richmond Hill campus. An impressive neo-Gothic building was constructed in 1843. The campus is also complete with students’ accommodation, dining hall, student common room, and faculty as well as the administrative offices. Once students have completed two years at Richmond Hill campus, students transfer to the other campus in Kensington for their third and fourth year.


  • Third-year, fourth-year and graduate students will continue their studies in Kensington campus. Kensington is one of London's most beautiful residential areas to live. Famous places such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Colleges of Music and Art, Imperial College of Science and Technology, museums and many cinemas, cafes, restaurants, clubs and department stores are just within easy walking distance only.



Richmond Accommodation
By staying in Richmond Hill, students will have the opportunity to choose their own rooms according to their preferences; from traditional US style shared rooms to single occupancy rooms. The accommodation is located in the campus and also surrounded by the campus buildings. There are several facilities provided for students living in this campus accommodation which include:

  • 24 hour security/reception
  • Dining Room
  • Computer Labs
  • Fitness Centre
  • Starbucks Coffee Shop
  • Student Common Room
  • Wireless internet
  • Tennis Court
  • Laundry facilities

Kensington Accommodation
For this campus accommodation, there are four residencies which are located within in a close proximity to one another for students to choose from. The main residence in Kensington is the Atlantic House. There are several facilities provided for students living in this campus accommodation which include:

  • 24 hour security/reception
  • Computer Lab
  • Dining Hall
  • Student Common Room
  • Wireless internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • Starbucks Coffee Shop


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Business, Management 5 Creative Arts & Design 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 4 Mass Communication & Media 4


Reviews 2

How is the academic life at this university/college? The academic life is very different at Richmond, compared to other UK/US universities. Our classes are small, around 30 students in each, and that means we have a different type of lectures. Most professors will split their lecture up, so that... Read more
How is the academic life at this university/college? the academic life at Richmond I, in my opinion, one of the best that I have ever experienced. the support we receive both in and out of the class is incredible. the variety of classes available to students here is great. For me as psychology s... Read more

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