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University of Richmond

Richmond, VA

At A Glance

Main Address

410 Westhampton Way

Richmond, VA 23173-0006

https://www.richmond.edu/

Admission Office

Queally Center for Admissions and Career Services

142 UR Drive

University of Richmond, VA 23173

(804) 289-8640

Fax : (804) 287-6003

admission@richmond.edu

Contact : Gil Villanueva

Associate Vice President & Dean of Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Private

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 5569

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : January 1

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 89.0%

Total undergraduates : 3,161

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 832

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 100.0%

Average financial aid package : $52,557.00

In-State Tuition : $56,860.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $56,860.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Jan 1

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : Apr 1

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 2 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : May 1

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : Nov 1

College will notify student of early action admission by : Jan 20

Early decision application due : Nov 1

College will notify student of early decision by : Dec 15

Other early decision deadline : Jan 15

College will notify student of other early decision by : Feb 15

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jan 15

SAT subject score report due : Jan 15

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Feb 1

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : Apr 1

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Feb 15

College will notify student of transfer decision by : Apr 15

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : May 15

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : Feb 15

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : Apr 15

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

International Students

Fall application due : Jan 1

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 8 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 89.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 94.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 36.0%
Social Sciences : 16.0%
Biology : 9.0%
Interdisciplinary Studies : 7.0%
Psychology : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African Studies B
American/United States Studies/Civilization B
Asian Studies/Civilization B
Chinese Studies B
European Studies/Civilization B
French Studies B
German Studies B
Italian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Near and Middle Eastern Studies B
Russian Studies B
Women's Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B
Molecular Biochemistry B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General B M
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management M
Organizational Behavior Studies B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General B
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance B
Information Technology B

Education
Curriculum and Instruction M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General M

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B
Rhetoric and Composition B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature B
French Language and Literature B
Latin Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Bioethics/Medical Ethics B

History
History, General B

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies B
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B M

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization B
Cognitive Science, General B
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Public Administration & Social Services
Human Services, General B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Development Economics and International Development B
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics B
Economics, General B
Geography B
International Economics B
International Relations and Affairs B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B
Dance, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Film/Cinema/Media Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts, General B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cross-Registration

Double Major

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Washington Semester

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Computer Services

1046 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Computer repair service available on campus

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Where Graduates Go

Within one year of receiving their bachelor’s degree:

Law : 2.0%

Business : 1.0%

Medical : 4.0%

Other : 18.0%

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : museum of art, print study center, greenhouse, electron microscope, radionuclide complex, neuroscience research laboratory, music technology laboratory, art technology laboratory, spatial analysis lab, herbarium, high field nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, gallery of design from nature, ancient world gallery, real-time stock trading floor, digital scholarship laboratory, culinary arts center, center for pro bono law clinic, civic engagement programs

Geographic Location : 6 miles from downtown, 90 miles from DC.

Small City

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 3,161

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 832

Degree-seeking undergrads : 3,069

Graduate enrollment : 753

Student General Information

All students average age : 21

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 24.0%

Out of state students : 76.0%

Part Time students : 5.0%

Percentage of males : 48.0%

Percentage of females : 52.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 5.0%

Black African American : 7.0%

Asian : 7.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 9.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 4.0%

White : 58.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 9.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

18.0% Men who Join Fraternities

27.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Collegian

Student Newspaper URL : https://www.thecollegianur.com/

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Women's Housing

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $300.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Spiders

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Intercollegiate

Scholarship

Intramural

NCAA Division I

NCAA Division IAA

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Archery

Men's Club

Women's Club

Badminton

Men's Club

Women's Club

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Diving

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Equestrian

Men's Club

Women's Club

Field Hockey

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division IAA

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Handball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Ice Hockey

Men's Club

Women's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Rowing (Crew)

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Squash

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Swimming

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Sync. Swimming

Men's Club

Women's Club

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Track: Indoor

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Women's NCAA Division I

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Water Polo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Wrestling

Men's Club

Women's Club

Other Sports : climbing, dance, martial arts, quidditch, Kickball, Dodgeball, SpinnURs


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $50.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 12,356

Admitted : 3,500

Enrolled : 832

Very selective 28.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : 725

Admitted early admission : 350

Applied early action : 6,479

Admitted early action : 2,166

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive, Early decision

Offered place on waitlist : 4,027

Number accepting place : 1,249

Accepted from list : 81



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Rigor of secondary school record

Important

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Recommendations

Standardized Test Scores

Talent/Ability

Considered

Alumni Relation

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Level of Applicant's Interest

Racial/Ethnic Status

State Residency

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Subject Tests

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Statement describing home school structure and mission

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Interview

Letter of recommendation from person other than parent

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Holistic review evaluates character, service, special talents, creativity, independence, and life experience alongside traditional measures of academic success like grades, rigor of curriculum, test scores, essays and recommendations.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 56.0%

Top Quarter : 86.0%

Top Half : 96.0%

Bottom Half : 4.0%

Bottom Quarter : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 34.0%

600 - 699 : 56.0%

500 - 599 : 10.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 54.0%

600 - 699 : 34.0%

500 - 599 : 12.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 77.0%

24 - 29 : 22.0%

18 - 23 : 1.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: A maximum of 7 units of transfer credit, including credit by examination, may be applied to a degree program and credit will not be awarded for the same course more than once. Credit earned by examination may be used to satisfy requirements in the same manner as the college courses, which the tests replace, or as the academic department concerned might specify. Like transfer work, credit earned by examination will not be used in the calculation of a student's grade point average and exam results are not listed on the University of Richmond transcript. Exemption from a course based on an examination score will meet an individual requirement but will not be eligible for the transfer of credit.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

2

4

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

2

4

Science Lab

2

4

Foreign Language

2

4

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 64.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 36.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

650 - 750

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

640 - 710

ACT Composite

30 - 33


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By single units, 1 course = 1 unit)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

5

1*

--

All

3-D Art and Design

5

1*

--

All

Art History

5

1

--

All

Biology

4

1

BIOL 120

All

Calculus AB

3

1

MATH 211

All

Calculus BC

3

1

MATH 211

All

4

2

MATH 211 & 212

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

3

1

MATH 211

All

Chemistry

4

1

CHEM 901

All

5

1

CHEM 141

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

--

CHIN 202

All

4

1

CHIN 202

All

Comparative Government and Politics

4

1

PLSC 240

All

Computer Science A

3

--

CMSC 150

All

4

1

CMSC 150

All

Computer Science Principles

4

1

--

All

5

1

CMSC 105

All

Drawing

5

1*

--

All

English Language and Composition

5

1

--

All

English Literature and Composition

4

1

--

All

Environmental Science

4

1

BIOL 108

All

European History

4

1

--

All

5

1

HIST 901

All

French Language and Culture

3

--*

FREN 221 (exemption only)

All

4

1

FREN 221

All

German Language and Culture

3

--

GERM 202

All

4

1

GERM 202

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

--

ITAL 221

All

4

1

ITAL 221

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

--

JAPN 202

All

4

1

JAPN 202

All

Latin

4

1

LATN 202

All

Macroeconomics

5

1

ECON 102

All

Microeconomics

5

1

ECON 101

All

Music Theory

4

--

MUS 109

All

Physics 1

4

1

PHYS 127

All

Physics 2

4

1

PHYS 128

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

1

PHYS 132

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

1

PHYS 131

All

Psychology

4

1

PSYC 100

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

--

LAIS 221

All

4

1

LAIS 221

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

--

LAIS 221

All

4

1

LAIS 221

All

Statistics

4

1

--

All

United States Government and Politics

4

1

PLSC 220

All

United States History

4

1

--

All

5

--

HIST 901

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

Chemistry

50

4

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 85.0%

% of loans / jobs : 15.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% of need met : 100.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $52,557.00

Avg non need-based aid : $31,587.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $46,186.00

Avg need-based loan : $2,750.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $28,341.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Feb 1

Financial Aid Notification Date : Apr 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Chip Bryan

Financial aid office phone : (804) 289-8438

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial Profile

Other: Copy of parent and student federal tax returns

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $2,320.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

Richmond Scholars: full-tuition, room and board; up to 25 awarded to entering freshmen. Presidential Scholarships: 1/8 entering freshmen receive a scholarships.

Need-based financial aid determined by

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Music/Drama

ROTC

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Tuition at time of first enrollment guaranteed only to students making advance payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Army : Offered on Campus

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$56,860.00

$56,860.00

$56,860.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$56,860.00

$56,860.00

$56,860.00

Room and board:

$13,430.00

$13,430.00

$1,500.00

Books and supplies:

$1,100.00

$1,100.00

$1,100.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,060.00

$1,060.00

$1,060.00

Transportation expenses:

--

--

--

Estimated Total In-state:

$72,450.00

$72,450.00

$60,520.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$72,450.00

$72,450.00

$60,520.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Diving

Available

Field Hockey

Available

Football

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Lacrosse

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Swimming

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 24

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 60

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Standardized Test Scores

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 316

Transfers admitted percentage: 37.0%

Transfers admitted: 119

Transfers enrolled percentage: 13.0%

Transfers enrolled: 44

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 18.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 82.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

Sophomore

Junior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

Special Requirements

Transfers must have completed 6.82 transferable units (approximately 24 semester hours) to be considered for admission; high school transcript, list and description of current courses in progress and all prior courses, math through at least Algebra II and 2 years of the same foreign language required.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: Jan 1

Application fee: $50.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $56,860.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $13,430.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $13,430.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $2,320.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $7,513,614.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 156

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 108

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 80

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser