665 reviews
  1. University of Richmond, VA
  2. 4 Year
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-AA
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
32%
SAT Scores Range
1220-1430
ACT Scores Range
29-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Richmond

Cost

Net Price
$24,011/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,742/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,796/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,593/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,851/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,236/ 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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,055Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • 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
98%
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 University of Richmond

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
47%
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

University of Richmond Reviews

665 reviews
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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.
The police are fine, but the students often get so drunk that they damage property and make fools of themselves. I am fine with lax enforcement of alcohol policies, but they are so unenforced that people get really drunk and run around the dorms breaking things, often with little punishment! It is known that sexual assaults/harassment are not taken all that seriously.
Best decision I've made so far! I've always wanted a work hard-play hard school with top notch academics, a diverse student body, and a welcoming community(great financial aid also). So far I have gotten just that. I'm an international student and the move has been so easy. I can't wait to see what the next 4 years have in store for me :)