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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
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C-
About University of Richmond...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173
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 15
Acceptance Rate
32%
SAT Range
1220-1420
ACT Range
29-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$22,400/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,681/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,387/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,515/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,205/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,438/ year
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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.45 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,078Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Upperclass, northeastern, and preppy (from NJorNY)
    43%
  • Preppy, career focused, super nice, good looking
    27%
  • Very nice and friendly
    19%
  • Hella pretentious
    8%
  • Northern, Preppy, Apathetic
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.53 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Work Hard, Play Hard
    23%
  • New Jersey and New York-ish
    19%
  • Pretentious
    15%
  • Multicultural
    12%
  • Nice
    12%
  • Apathy, selfishness
    8%
  • Amazing
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
88%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses
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Everything is pretty awesome here. Small classes allow you to be noticed and the professors really seem to care about you. Their focus on LA allows students to either branch out or stick on a designated route.The campus is beautiful. Basically, it's pretty cool.

The students are also pretty awesome. I never did anything with greek life and met my friends mostly through nerdy clubs (games club, anime, video games, etc), so my friend group is contrastingly diverse (though quite extensive) relative to the other reviewers.

The Comp Sci program (my area) here is also definitely growing, so I'm excited to see what happens. You could say I have no regrets!
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UR has a lot of great professors willing to go the extra mile to assist students who visit their office hours. However, in terms of the students, you will likely find yourself wondering how a lot of them were even accepted considering that despite their wealthy backgrounds, they struggle from poor academic performance and tendency to prioritize partying over anything else at the university. Even with a lack of diversity, the student population is highly segregated with the white wealthy caucasians forming a distinct majority. Sad to say but I have unfortunately witnessed their instances of stereotypical/ racist attitudes/remarks or condescension towards those belonging to a minority, especially the international students. The university should definitely do better to accept students from various regions in the country, and not accept heavily form the New England region.
Best choice I ever made was going to Richmond. Definitely a work hard, play hard atmosphere, which makes for a student body that is beyond friendly and happy. I did not know a single person going in and had no problems quickly making great friends and adjusting to the school. All the professors have been great and very helpful and the classes are fast moving, but very interesting. The social scene is super fun and parties are not very exclusive. Overall a great setting for happy, hard-working students!