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University of Richmond Admissions Information

University of Richmond
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Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is a selective liberal arts university in Richmond, Virginia. The school was recently ranked as #32 within Best Liberal Arts Colleges in U.S. News and World Report. The university is mainly residential and consists of five schools: the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Leadership Studies, the School of Law, and the School of Continuing Studies. Undergraduates begin their coursework in the School of Arts and Sciences and may opt to pursue a major within one of the other schools after a year. The University of Richmond has a strong international focus; half of its students choose to study abroad through one the 78 programs offered by the university.

Virginia's capital, Richmond, is packed with history, culture, parks, nightlife, and many opportunities for outdoor pursuits such as white water rafting. The city features downtown music venues in addition to a number of bars, nightclubs, and restaurants. One third of the students at the University of Richmond are involved with Greek life and there are more than 250 clubs and organizations available on campus.



Basic Info

Main Address: 28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone Number: (804) 289-8000  
Website: www.richmond.edu  


Type of school: Private, liberal arts  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Suburban  
Athletics: Division I, intramural, and club sports  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 3,048  
Percent out-of-state: 75%  
Percent international: 9%  
Female to Male ratio: 55:45  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 9:1  
Most popular majors: Business Administration and Management
English Language and Literature
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Double Major
Honors Program
Independent Study
ROTC, Army
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Visiting/Exchange Student Program
Washington Semester

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed Housing
Women's Housing
Men's Housing
Apartments For Single Students
Campus ministries
Concert band
Jazz band
Model U.N.
Musical theater
Radio station
Student government
Symphony orchestra
Choral groups
Film society
International students
Literary magazine
Music ensembles
Pep band
Student newspaper

Fun Facts

  • Voted #15, Best Athletic Facilities
  • Voted #19, Best Campus Food

Admissions Information

Accepting 33% of its applicants, the University of Richmond is a selective university. Applicants are evaluated holistically. Although academic qualifications are very important, admissions officials look at a number of factors throughout the decision process. When determining admission, they will examine an applicant's character, service experience, special talents, and creativity--in addition to grades, the rigor of the applicant's high school curriculum, standardized test scores, and letters of recommendations.

Admissions address: Brunet Memorial Hall
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone number: (804) 289-8640  
Fax number: (804) 287-6003  
Admissions Website: http://admissions.richmond.edu/  
Email: admissions@richmond.edu  
Contact Person: Gil Villanueva, Dean of Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 8,661  
Percent of applicants admitted: 33%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 15  
Early decision/action deadline: November 15 (Early Decision)  
Accepts the Common Application? Yes  
Admission requirements: Essay
Standardized test scores
Teacher evaluation
School Report
Mid Year Report
Final Report
Interview (optional)

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? SAT Reasoning Test or ACT (writing optional)
Considered if Submitted: SAT II Subject Tests
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 5569  
ACT code: 4410  
Learn more about other Top Business schools:
Brigham Young University   Villanova   UVA   University of Pennsylvania   Cornell  

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