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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C
142 UR Drive
University of Richmond, VA 23173
About University of Richmond...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
From University of Richmond

The University of Richmond is for the intellectually ambitious.

Our interdisciplinary approach integrates arts and sciences with business, leadership, and law — providing opportunities for broad exploration and focused pursuit of careers. We also guarantee you up to $4,000 for a summer research or internship experience.

Within a year of graduation, 24 percent of students are enrolled in graduate school. And of those looking for employment, 96 percent landed a job.

Richmond is the only university with a spider mascot, and we find that fitting. Because there's only one place like Richmond.

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

Application Deadline
January 1
Acceptance Rate
30%
SAT Range
1290-1460
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$24,634/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$40,155/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
65%

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
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.49 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses

Majors

Humanities at Richmond

At Richmond, the Humanities span 15 departments and programs. Faculty and students work closely together in the classroom and through student-designed, faculty mentored research. Humanities students learn to analyze problems, develop solutions, and communicate effectively with others – all critical skills required for success in a rapidly evolving job market.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,040Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
255
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
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  • Upperclass, northeastern, and preppy (from NJorNY)
    41%
  • Preppy, career focused, super nice, good looking
    24%
  • Very nice and friendly
    17%
  • Hella pretentious
    7%
  • Stressed, upper-class, northeastern, and preppy
    7%
  • Northern, Preppy, Apathetic
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.57 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Work Hard, Play Hard
    30%
  • New Jersey and New York-ish
    17%
  • Pretentious
    13%
  • Multicultural
    10%
  • Nice
    10%
  • Apathy, selfishness
    7%
  • Amazing
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $64,500/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    87%
    National
    49%
    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

    712 reviews
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    I am a rising sophomore. Overall, my freshman year was good, but not great. My expectations were too high. The truth is that college is completely what you make of it. At UR resources and opportunities are plentiful. Students must take the initiative in order to have a great college experience just like at any other university. The academics are challenging, but not overwhelming. One aspect that disappointed me was how dominating greek life is on campus and the VAST majority of frat bros/girls are rich white people who are very cliquey. (To ensure validity, this is coming from an upper-middle class white male not in a frat). I lost several close friends because they rushed frats and never hung out with me and my other friends every again... In summary, the social situation is not ideal, but you can still easily find your group of people and have a wonderful time! Other pros: the dining hall and gym are amazing and basketball games are hype! All campus workers are angels! Go Spiders!
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    Your online learning experience is 100% what you make of it. You must have discipline and a strong work ethic to keep up with the work while at home during Coronavirus. I often lacked motivation and focus. Some of my professors' teaching quality clearly declined once online learning started. One professor never held a single zoom class, although in his defense it was a 0.5 credit class. Overall, online learning will always be inferior to traditional in person learning, disregarding the university in question.
    I am a First-Generation Black woman. Already those things are looked down upon. The academics were off the charts. It was the students and some faculty/staff members that made my experience just OK. It is a private white institution that has its continued history of prejudice and some racists acts, but if you are no white and are able to find fellow students that you can connect to and faculty/staff who actually care about you, you will be fine. This, my perseverance, determination, and dedication to my education were the only things that made me stay.