University of Richmond Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, & More

Cannon Memorial Chapel at the University of Richmond ( more photos). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

With an acceptance rate of 32 percent, the University of Richmond is a generally selective school. Successful applicants will need good grades and test scores above average to be considered for admission. Those interested will need to submit an application (the school accepts the Common Application), high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or ACT, a letter of recommendation, and a personal essay. For complete guidelines and requirements, be sure to visit the school's website. Calculate your chances of getting in with Cappex's free tool.

Admissions Data (2016)

University of Richmond Description

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is a selective private university located six miles from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Undergraduates can choose from 60 majors, and the college typically does well in national rankings of liberal arts colleges and undergraduate business programs. Students can also choose from 75 study-abroad programs in 30 countries. The school's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Richmond has an impressive 8 to 1 student to faculty ratio and an average class size of 16. Campus life is active with a wide range of student clubs and activities. In athletics, the Richmond Spiders compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 4,131 (3,326 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47 percent male / 53 percent female
  • 93 percent full-time

Costs (2016–17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $49,420
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,460
  • Other Expenses: $1,060
  • Total Cost: $63,040

University of Richmond Financial Aid (2015–16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 63 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 57 percent
    • Loans: 37 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $38,849
    • Loans: $7,159

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, English, History, Organizational Behavior Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Speech and Rhetorical Studies
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Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 93 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 84 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 88 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Baseball, Football, Basketball, Cross Country, Tennis, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Swimming, Track, and Field, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Field Hockey, Tennis, Golf

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics