Plenty of Richmond undergraduates still come from Virginia, the mid-Atlantic, and the Northeast, but during the fall 2016 semester, Spiders called 45 states (plus D.C.) and 65 countries home, according to data from the office of institutional effectiveness. This diverse blend of backgrounds and perspectives makes Richmond an intellectual meeting place that inspires scholarship, creativity, and excellence. It’s also a fun place to be.

A few notes: The map offers a snapshot taken on a single day. Its data reflect the permanent residences of degree-seeking traditional undergraduates on Oct. 1, 2016. Other students aren’t reflected, such as three dozen non-degree-seeking students from Denmark, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Finally, we’ve futzed with the projection to help make the information clearer.