University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA

The University of Richmond, founded in 1830, is a liberal arts institution. It houses the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, one of the only national programs conferring a bachelor's degree in leadership studies. Its 350-acre campus is located six miles from downtown Richmond.

Website: www.richmond.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,227
Undergraduate
Students
(52.0%) 1,677 Women
(48.0%) 1,550 Men
775
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
30% of 11,882 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
650-750 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
669 average
640-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
30-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$69,750
Tuition and Fees
$54,690
Room and Board
$12,900
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$50,153
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,406
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
344
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

University of Richmond Population
210,309
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
91% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Spider
Sororities
30% of women participate
Fraternities
22% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.4% Asian
7.5% Black/African-American
9.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.4% White
5.3% Unknown
International Students
9.1% from 63 countries
First-Year Students Returning
94.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
82.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
97%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 4
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies    
History 2 4
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
410 Westhampton Way
City, State, Zip
University of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone
(804) 289-8640
Fax
(804) 287-6003
E-mail
admission@richmond.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
January 20

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
30% of 11,882 applicants were admitted
Women
28% of 6,734 applicants were admitted
Men
32% of 5,148 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
801 (22%) of 3,585 admitted students enrolled
Women
454 (24%) of 1,915 admitted students enrolled
Men
416 (25%) of 1,670 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
48% of 662 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
3,653
Students Accepting Wait List Position
1,243
Students Admitted From Wait List
28

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
650-750 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
51%
Score of 600 - 700
40%
Score of 500 - 600
8%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
669 average
640-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
35%
Score of 600 - 700
54%
Score of 500 - 600
11%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
30 average
30-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
75%
Score of 24 - 29
21%
Score of 18 - 23
4%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 56%
Top quarter: 86%
Top half: 96%
National Merit Scholar
4%
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
3%
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$69,750
Tuition and Fees
$54,690
Room and Board
$12,900
Books and Supplies
$1,100
Other Expenses
$1,060
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@richmond.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003744
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
496 (61.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
324 (68.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
324 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
270 (84.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$50,153
Need-Based Gift
Received by 312 (98.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $45,282
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 253 (73.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,756
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 63 (22.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
93 (10.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $30,325

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,621 (51.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,284 (79.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,284 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,050 (79.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$49,423
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,249 (98.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $43,705
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,011 (79.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,592
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 243 (17.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
610 (18.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,157

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
43%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,406
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
11.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
165
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
31
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Number of Awards
100
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
296
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,509
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • African Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Bioethics/Medical Ethics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Studies
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • German Studies
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Economics
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Studies
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biochemistry
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, Duke University Environmental Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University Environmental Studies
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
344
Part-Time Faculty
95
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
72%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 64% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,275,292
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
971
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Juris Doctor

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Law

Location and Setting


University of Richmond Population
210,309
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
350 acres

Weather

Temperature
25.7 average low in January, 85.1 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Richmond
Nearest Train Station
6 mile(s) from campus in Richmond

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
91% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Spider
School Colors
Red and blue

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x  
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Golf   x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Golf   x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x x
Track And Field    
Women's Club Sports
golf
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, greek life, sport clubs, spiderboard concert, spiderfest, block parties
Sororities
30% of women participate
Fraternities
22% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,227
Women
1,677 (52.0%)
Men
1,550 (48.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,019
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.4% Asian
7.5% Black/African-American
9.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.4% White
5.3% Unknown
International Students.
9.1% from 63 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
775

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
94.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
82.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
86.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
88.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
97%
Average Starting Salary
97%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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