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Colleges / University of Richmond

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate29%
Acceptance Rate29%

About Richmond

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 the school currently enrolls around 3,890 students per year, including 3,164 undergrad students. Richmond provides on-campus housing for up to 2,858 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.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Richmond for Fall 2023 is January 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by April 1.

Student Involvement at Richmond

Are you interested in 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.

Thinking of pledging? Richmond has both 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.

2022 Richmond Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 29%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 56%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 32%
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 32%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 59%
Tuition $60,330
Percent of Need Met 99.5%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $57,361

Is Richmond a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Richmond offers and if it seems like a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Richmond

Richmond is very difficult to get into. The university admitted 29% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 13,955 applications received in 2022, 4,015 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Richmond

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Richmond, around 91% come back the next year. Around 89% 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 stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Richmond by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. 90% of graduates from Richmond recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

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.

University of 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 $3.4 billion in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $23,001 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Richmond

Tuition 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 99.5% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Richmond full-time are awarded $57,361 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $27,639 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit 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, is Richmond the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Richmond a good school for you?

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Where is Richmond?

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

If you are interested in seeing 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.

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

University of Richmond is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Richmond ACT Scores


ACT Range

31 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

34 and Above


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31 and Less


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Richmond SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1320 - 1462


Math SAT Range

660 - 760


Reading SAT Range

650 - 730

Richmond Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Richmond is like? There are approximately 3,890 students enrolled at Richmond, including 3,164 undergraduate students and 726 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 23% percent are from VA and 77% percent of students are from other states.


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