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About Richmond

Richmond Early Decision Results Release Date 2021

Richmond will release their Early Decision results on Friday, December 10th at 7 pm EST. Share results and connect with other early applicants in the Richmond Community discussion.

Good luck to all early applicants!

University of Richmond Overview

University of Richmond is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in University of Richmond, Virginia. Richmond was founded in 1830 and now enrolls around 4,057 students a year, including 3,291 undergrads. Richmond provides on-campus housing for up to 2,623 students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms. On the weekends, about 93.1% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Richmond! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Richmond's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Richmond students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Richmond has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Richmond has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Richmond on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at Richmond on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Richmond for Fall 2022 is January 1.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should hear from Richmond by April 1.

2021 Richmond Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 31%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 49%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 34%
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 34%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 59%
Tuition $56,860

Is Richmond a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a look at each of these factors to get a clearer idea of what Richmond offers and if it might be a good fit for you.

Richmond Acceptance Rate 2021

It is very difficult to get into Richmond. The acceptance rate at Richmond is 31%. Out of 12,060 applications received in 2021, 3,727 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Richmond

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 93% of students who start at Richmond return the next year. Around 88% of students who started at Richmond earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Richmond Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 96% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent Richmond grads have an average starting salary of $52,500 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Richmond's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. Richmond's endowment was valued at $2.5 billion in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Richmond spends about $25,414 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Richmond

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. Richmond meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $53,629 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.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Richmond. Based on this information, how does Richmond sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Richmond a good school for you?

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Where is University of Richmond Located?

Richmond is located in the suburban setting of University of Richmond, Virginia.

If you want to see Richmond for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstates 64 and 95 to University of Richmond, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Richmond International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Richmond and University of Richmond are like without leaving home.

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College Info

410 Westhampton Way University of Richmond, VA 23173

Campus Setting: Suburban

Richmond Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Richmond is Jan 1.

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

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Richmond ACT Scores


ACT Range

30 - 33

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Richmond SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1290 - 1440


Math SAT Range

650 - 750


Reading SAT Range

630 - 710

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Wondering what life at Richmond is like? There are approximately 4,057 students enrolled at Richmond, including 3,291 undergraduate students and 766 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 22% percent are from VA and 78% percent of students are from other states.


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