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Physics at University of Richmond

If you plan to study physics, take a look at what University of Richmond has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

URichmond is located in University of Richmond, Virginia and has a total student population of 3,914. Of the 1,005 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Richmond in 2019, 11 of them were physics majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Physics section at the bottom of this page.

URichmond Physics Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physics

URichmond Physics Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks physics programs across the country. The following shows how URichmond performed in these rankings.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The physics major at URichmond is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Physics. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Physics Bachelor’s Degree Schools 170
Most Focused Physics Schools 234
Most Popular Physics Bachelor’s Degree Schools 237
Most Popular Physics Schools 344

Physics Student Demographics at URichmond

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the physics majors at University of Richmond.

URichmond Physics Bachelor’s Program

9% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 91% of physics bachelor's degrees went to men and 9% went to women.

URichmond Gender Breakdown of Physics Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 64% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in physics at URichmond are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Richmond with a bachelor's in physics.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Physics Majors at University of Richmond
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 7
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

URichmond also has a doctoral program available in physics. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Physics Grads May Go Into

A degree in physics can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for VA, the home state for University of Richmond.

Occupation Jobs in VA Average Salary in VA
High School Teachers 26,830 $68,770
Natural Sciences Managers 1,270 $133,360
Physicists 750 $108,440
Physics Postsecondary Professors 410 $83,910


*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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