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
2,999
Undergraduate
Students
(52.4%) 1,570 Women
(47.6%) 1,429 Men
504
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
33% of 10,013 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
685 average
640-750 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
672 average
630-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
29-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$67,020
Tuition and Fees
$52,610
Room and Board
$12,250
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$48,645
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,125
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
343
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
28% of women participate
Fraternities
21% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.6% Asian
7.5% Black/African-American
10.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.7% White
4.8% Unknown
International Students
9.1% from 71 countries
First-Year Students Returning
93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
83.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
96%
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 January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
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
28 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 15
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, February 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
33% of 10,013 applicants were admitted
Women
32% of 5,709 applicants were admitted
Men
35% of 4,304 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
801 (24%) of 3,301 admitted students enrolled
Women
428 (24%) of 1,809 admitted students enrolled
Men
373 (25%) of 1,492 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
49% of 674 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
3,383
Students Accepting Wait List Position
1,281
Students Admitted From Wait List
56

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
685 average
640-750 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
46%
Score of 600 - 700
40%
Score of 500 - 600
14%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
672 average
630-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
38%
Score of 600 - 700
52%
Score of 500 - 600
10%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
30 average
29-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
70%
Score of 24 - 29
28%
Score of 18 - 23
2%
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: 62%
Top quarter: 92%
Top half: 98%
National Merit Scholar
1%
Valedictorian
2%
Class President
4%
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$67,020
Tuition and Fees
$52,610
Room and Board
$12,250
Books and Supplies
$1,100
Other Expenses
$1,060
Payment Plans
Installment 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 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
488 (61.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
333 (68.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
333 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
281 (84.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$48,645
Need-Based Gift
Received by 327 (98.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $42,218
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 245 (73.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,734
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 74 (22.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
86 (10.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $33,994

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,643 (51.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,340 (81.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,339 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,069 (79.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$47,968
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,312 (98.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $41,831
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,058 (79.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,689
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 237 (17.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
588 (18.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,009

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
40%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,125
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
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
178
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
36
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Number of Awards
96
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
310
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,375
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
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Bioethics/Medical Ethics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • 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
  • International Economics
  • Italian Studies
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biochemistry
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
  • 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
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
343
Part-Time Faculty
95
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
74%
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
1,087,931
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1100
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

  • Business Administration and Management--General

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
9%
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
campus police

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 x
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Golf x 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 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 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
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
racquetball, softball, table tennis

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, greek life, sport clubs, spiderboard, intervarsity christian fellowship, alpha phi omega service fraternity
Sororities
28% of women participate
Fraternities
21% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,999
Women
1,570 (52.4%)
Men
1,429 (47.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,959
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.6% Asian
7.5% Black/African-American
10.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.7% White
4.8% Unknown
International Students.
9.1% from 71 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
504

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
83.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
87.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
88.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
96%
Average Starting Salary
96%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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