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University of Richmond Overview

University of Richmond is a private not-for-profit institution situated in University of Richmond, Virginia. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is University of Richmond Known For?

1,045 Undergraduate Awards
$44,806 Avg Cost After Aid
33% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at URichmond may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 8 to 1.
  • The student loan default rate at URichmond is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at URichmond is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 69% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, URichmond bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $64,500 a year. That's about 58% more than their peers at other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from URichmond to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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University of Richmond Rankings

URichmond landed the #122 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #3 out of 54 schools in Virginia.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

URichmond has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#57 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at URichmond.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Best Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Geography & Cartography Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards URichmond has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Best Colleges for Human Resource Management College Factual
#13 Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#32 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central
#41 Best Colleges for General Psychology College Factual
#43 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#59 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual

Where Is University of Richmond?

Location of University of Richmond

Contact details for URichmond are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 410 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: 804-289-8000
Website: https://www.richmond.edu/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/universityofrichmond
Twitter: https://twitter.com/urichmond

How Do I Get Into URichmond?

You can apply to URichmond online at: https://admissions.richmond.edu/process/index.html

Admission Requirements for URichmond

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into URichmond?

33% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
41% Submit SAT Scores
You'll need to do what you can to make your application stand out if you plan to apply to URichmond. The school screens its applicants carefully and has a fairly low acceptance rate of 33%. So, don't just throw your admission packet together at the last minute!

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 35%, and the acceptance rate for women is 32%.

Average Test Scores

About 41% of students accepted to URichmond submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 630 and 710. Math scores were between 640 and 750.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Richmond  ( 630 to 710 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Richmond  ( 640 to 750 )
200
800
URichmond received ACT scores from 59% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 29 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Richmond  ( 29 to 32 )
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Can I Afford University of Richmond?

$44,806 Net Price
35% Take Out Loans
2.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of URichmond is $44,806. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At URichmond, approximately 35% of students took out student loans averaging $6,552 a year. That adds up to $26,208 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at URichmond is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Richmond Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,004 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,202 undergraduate students at URichmond, with 3,004 being full-time and 198 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  URichmond

There are also 712 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,004 full-time undergraduates at URichmond, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  URichmond

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Richmond students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of URichmond Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 219
Black or African American 200
Hispanic or Latino 273
White 1,710
International Students 334
Other Races/Ethnicities 268

Geographic Diversity

Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at University of Richmond. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 80 countries are represented at URichmond. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Pakistan.

Online Learning at University of Richmond

0 Took All Classes Online
52 Took At Least One Class Online
987.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 52 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at URichmond has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of URichmond

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Richmond was 987.3%. This is the #85 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at URichmond regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Richmond Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 0 225 0 41 0 266
Law 0 0 0 0 0 122 122
Human Resource Management 0 0 79 5 27 0 111
Economics 0 0 60 0 0 0 60
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 57 0 0 0 57
General Biology 0 0 56 0 0 0 56
Accounting 0 0 53 0 0 0 53
Political Science & Government 0 0 53 0 0 0 53
General Psychology 0 0 49 0 0 0 49
Area Studies 0 0 37 0 0 0 37
Computer Information Systems 0 0 31 0 0 0 31
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 30 0 0 0 30
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 26 0 26
Journalism 0 0 24 0 0 0 24
Educational Administration 0 0 0 16 8 0 24
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 23 0 0 0 0 23
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 0 0 23 0 0 0 23
Mathematics 0 0 23 0 0 0 23
Chemistry 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Legal Support Services 13 0 6 0 0 0 19
General English Literature 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Romance Languages 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
International Relations & National Security 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Writing Studies 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
History 0 0 14 1 0 0 15
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 8 0 6 0 14
Sociology 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Physics 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Information Technology 1 0 7 0 0 0 8
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Legal Research 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
Anthropology 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Geography & Cartography 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Cognitive Science 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Information Science 4 0 0 0 0 0 4
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Ethnic Studies 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Classical & Ancient Studies 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Philosophy 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Religious Studies 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Music 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Human Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 18 23 1,004 22 115 122 1,304

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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