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Colleges / University of Richmond

About Richmond

University of Richmond is a private, nonprofit school located in the suburban setting of University of Richmond, VA

Founded in 1830, the institution currently enrolls around 4,057 students a year, including 3,291 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Richmond's endowment was valued at $2,513,209,000 in 2021. The school spends $25,414 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About Richmond

Acceptance rate: 31%

Average GPA: 3.67

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: January 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: April 1

What is University of Richmond's acceptance rate?

Admission to Richmond is very difficult. Richmond accepts around 31 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Richmond is 3.67 out of 4.0.

In 2021, 3,406 applicants were waitlisted and 113 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Richmond a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

About 93 percent of students who start at Richmond return the next year. Out of the 816 students who started at Richmond as first-time freshman, 690 graduate within four years.

Around 88 percent of students who started at Richmond earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 96 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $52,500 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $28,826 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Richmond sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Richmond a good school for YOU?

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January 1 is the final deadline to submit an application for next Fall. All applicants should hear back from Richmond by April 1.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. You can also see what others are saying about Richmond in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for other colleges that might be perfect for you.

College Info

410 Westhampton Way University of Richmond, VA 23173

Campus Setting: Suburban

Richmond Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Richmond is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Richmond is Feb 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Richmond ACT Scores


ACT Range

30 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

33 and Above


30 to 33


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Richmond is 31. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into Richmond. Students with an ACT score that falls between 30 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 30 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Richmond SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1300 - 1450


Math SAT Range

650 - 750


Reading SAT Range

640 - 710

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1450 and Above


1300 to 1450


1300 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Richmond students is 1364. Applicants with SAT scores of 1450 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Richmond, while applicants with SAT scores between 1300 to 1450 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1300 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Richmond.

Richmond Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Richmond is like? There are approximately 3,914 students enrolled at Richmond, including 3,161 undergraduate students and 753 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 24% percent are from VA and 76% percent of students are from other states.


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