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University of Richmond Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about University of Richmond, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of Richmond Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Richmond was awarded 44 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, U of Richmond is ranked #60 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 49 colleges in Virginia, U of Richmond is ranked at #3.

See all of the rankings for University of Richmond.

Is It Hard to Get Into U of Richmond?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to University of Richmond you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 33%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 41% of students accepted to U of Richmond 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 640 and 750.

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

SAT Math Scores for University of Richmond  ( 640 to 750 )
U of Richmond received ACT scores from 59% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 29 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Richmond  ( 29 to 32 )

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University of Richmond Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at U of Richmond it is much better at 8 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much 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

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 93% 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  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 U of Richmond for first-time, full-time students is 83%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  83 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at U of Richmond

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,265 undergraduates at U of Richmond with 3,035 being full-time and 230 being part-time.

U of Richmond Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 97.11 out of 100, U of Richmond is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  97.11 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Richmond Cost?

The overall average net price of U of Richmond is $26,264. 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 U of Richmond

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,126 $9,843 $14,921 $23,302 $41,330

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 U of Richmond, 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 U of Richmond, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $6,794 a year. That adds up to $27,176 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at U of Richmond is 1.7%. 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 U of Richmond Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from U of Richmond make about $64,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for U of Richmond students since it is 58% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


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

Location of University of Richmond

University of Richmond is a private not-for-profit institution located in University of Richmond, Virginia. University of Richmond is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of University of Richmond

Contact details for U of Richmond are given below.

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

University of Richmond Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 47 majors graduated from University of Richmond. Of these students, 1,021 received undergraduate degrees and 302 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 226 $53,000
Human Resource Management 78 $42,000
General Biology 73 $18,000
Economics 65 $65,500
Accounting 60 $61,800
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 58 $40,700
General Psychology 54 $35,600
Political Science & Government 40 $39,500
Romance Languages 28 NA
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 27 NA

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

Online Learning at U of Richmond

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 2017-2018, 52 students took at least one online class at University of Richmond. This is a decrease from the 108 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 52 0
2016-2017 108 22
2015-2016 83 30
2014-2015 165 42
2013-2014 144 0

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