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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,036
   Women 1,567 (51.6%)
   Men 1,469 (48.4%)
Graduate Students 534
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 32% of 10,422 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 667 average
620-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 647 average
600-700 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 30 average
29-32 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $63,040
  Tuition and Fees $49,420
  Room and Board $11,460
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $46,348
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates Not reported
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 49% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
University of Richmond Population 210,309
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 90% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
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Sororities 29% of women participate
Fraternities 21% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.3% Asian
6.2% Black/African-American
8.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.8% White
6.7% Unknown
International Students 8.9% from 74 countries
First-Year Students Returning 93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 83.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 96%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 17.0%