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University of Richmond Data & Information Overview

370 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
31% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Richmond Ranked?

#139 Best Colleges in Nation
#7 Best Colleges in VA
General Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Richmond was awarded 370 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general human resources management/personnel administration.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked URichmond as #139 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

URichmond also holds the #7 spot on the Best Colleges in Virginia ranking.

See all of the rankings for University of Richmond.

Is It Hard to Get Into URichmond?

31% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
59% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to University of Richmond you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 31%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 59% of students accepted to URichmond submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 630 and 710. Math scores were between 650 and 750.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Richmond  ( 630 to 710 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Richmond  ( 650 to 750 )
URichmond received ACT scores from 41% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 30 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Richmond  ( 30 to 33 )

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University of Richmond Faculty

8 to 1 Student to Faculty
69% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At URichmond, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 8 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Richmond is 69%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  69 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Richmond

93% Freshmen Retention
82% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Richmond has a freshmen retention rate of 93%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  93 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at URichmond for first-time, full-time students is 82%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  82 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Richmond.

University of Richmond Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,137 Full-Time Undergraduates
28.7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
53.3% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,323 undergraduates at URichmond with 3,137 being full-time and 186 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Richmond Cost?

$27,050 Net Price
33% Take Out Loans
$34,092 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of URichmond is $27,050. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for URichmond

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,010 $8,606 $16,063 $22,625 $45,094

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of URichmond, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At URichmond, approximately 33% of students took out student loans averaging $8,523 a year. That adds up to $34,092 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at URichmond is 1.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do URichmond Graduates Make?

$69,310 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from URichmond with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $69,310 in their early years. That's great news for URichmond students since it is 63% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at University of Richmond make the most money.

Location of University of Richmond

Virginia State
3,137 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
University of Richmond is a private not-for-profit institution situated in University of Richmond, Virginia. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for URichmond are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 410 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: 804-289-8000

University of Richmond Majors

47 Majors With Completions
959 Undergraduate Degrees
233 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 47 majors graduated from University of Richmond. Of these students, 959 received undergraduate degrees and 233 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 207 $55,668
Human Resource Management 87 $46,998
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 64 $43,652
Accounting 49 $64,179
Economics 47 $57,385
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 43 $23,712
Political Science & Government 41 $40,110
General Biology 41 $16,026
General Psychology 40 NA
Computer Information Systems 37 $68,711

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Richmond along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

This is a decrease from the 72 students who took online classes the previous year.

Learn more about online learning at University of Richmond.

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Notes and References


*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.


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