A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C
University of Richmond is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

University of Richmond Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
31%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1220-1420
ACT Range
29-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$21,744/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,569/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,733/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,656/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,650/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,959/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,051Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
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  • Upperclass, northeastern, and preppy (from NJorNY)
    40%
  • Preppy, career focused, super nice, good looking
    29%
  • Very nice and friendly
    20%
  • Hella pretentious
    9%
  • Northern, Preppy, Apathetic
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.51 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.66 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Work Hard, Play Hard
    25%
  • New Jersey and New York-ish
    17%
  • Pretentious
    17%
  • Multicultural
    13%
  • Nice
    13%
  • Amazing
    4%
  • Apathy, selfishness
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
88%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses
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Housing is pretty bad until junior year. Party scene gets old SO fast. Most all of my professors are awesome! Greek life is extremely dominant, but as a girl I am more than happy not being in a sorority. Be warned, if you have a car on campus, parking services will be the worst thing in the world--they really are awful! Overall, I am happy I chose to go to school here!
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So I agree UR is one of the greater best-value universities when factoring in academics and professors. In terms of Diversity, UR is certainly not an "A" school. The overwhelming majority of UR students are caucasian white Americans who come from the New England region, likely either Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, or Maryland, mostly students who attended private schools (but likely didn't perform at the highest of their class or didn't get into top schools). With that, there is of course an implication that many of them have wealthy backgrounds, and with that a somewhat egotistic attitude (Of course not all of them though). The small population of international or non-white students are usually either straight out of China or athletes (which I should mention the football team is not so good). Other than that UR is a great, cozy place to attend.
The University of Richmond is a great school. It has solid aspects of all major realms of college life. We have great academic departments, staffed by some really great professors. Our sports teams are well known around the country, especially our basketball teams. We have a multitude of service organizations and opportunities, allowing students to really get involved in developing the community outside the campus. Finally, the students here are very friendly and welcoming, which contributes to a great social facet of campus. I just wish for a bit more diversity in the types of organization son campus. It seems that most organizations are focused on some sort of service, are a social/professional fraternity, or are sports related. I would like to see people expressing their interests Joe and reaching out to people who might share them.