Ranked #22 in U.S. News and World Report and located six miles from a vibrant capital city, the University of Richmond provides a collaborative learning and research environment unlike any other, offering 3,000 undergraduates from 70+ countries an extraordinary combination of the liberal arts and sciences with a top-ranked business school and the country’s first undergraduate school of leadership studies.

Richmond guarantees funding up to $4,000 to pursue a summer internship or research project. Within a year of graduation, 24 percent of students are enrolled in graduate school, and of those seeking employment, 96 percent landed a job.

Basic details

  • Region: Southeast
  • Location: Richmond, Virginia
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 31%
  • Average ACT range: 31-34
  • Average SAT range: 1370-1500
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Anthropology; Archaeology; Art History; Arts; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Criminal Justice; Dance; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Geography; History; International Relations; Journalism; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Marketing; Mathematics; Music; Neuroscience; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology
  • Full list of majors availablehttp://as.richmond.edu/majors/


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid; Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $74,590


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Field Hockey; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis

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