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University of Richmond Data & Information Overview

342 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
29% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Richmond Ranked?

#282 Best Colleges in Nation
#8 Best Colleges in VA
Health Professions Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 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 342 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked URichmond as #282 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 63 colleges in Virginia, URichmond is ranked at #8.

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Is It Hard to Get Into URichmond?

29% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into URichmond since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 29%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.

Learn more about University of Richmond admissions.

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

92% Freshmen Retention
84% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 92% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Richmond enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  92 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 84%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  84 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
$32,792 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 $8,198 a year. That adds up to $32,792 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
984 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, 984 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
General Biology 66 $16,026
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 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.

Online Learning at URichmond

18% Take At Least One Class Online
3% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 690 students took at least one online class at University of Richmond. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 690 98
2019-2020 0 0
2018-2019 72 28
2017-2018 52 0
2016-2017 108 22

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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