University of Richmond

662 reviews
  1. University of Richmond, VA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Richmond is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

University of Richmond Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
32%
SAT Range
1220-1430
ACT Range
29-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$24,011/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,742/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,796/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,593/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,851/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,236/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,055Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Upperclass, northeastern, and preppy (from NJorNY)
    40%
  • Preppy, career focused, super nice, good looking
    29%
  • Very nice and friendly
    20%
  • Hella pretentious
    9%
  • Northern, Preppy, Apathetic
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.51 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.66 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Work Hard, Play Hard
    25%
  • New Jersey and New York-ish
    17%
  • Pretentious
    17%
  • Multicultural
    13%
  • Nice
    13%
  • Amazing
    4%
  • Apathy, selfishness
    4%

After University of Richmond

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses

Reviews

662 reviews
  • Excellent
    179
  • Very Good
    264
  • Average
    178
  • Poor
    29
  • Terrible
    12
The police are fine, but the students often get so drunk that they damage property and make fools of themselves. I am fine with lax enforcement of alcohol policies, but they are so unenforced that people get really drunk and run around the dorms breaking things, often with little punishment! It is known that sexual assaults/harassment are not taken all that seriously.
  • College Junior
  • 7 months ago
Best decision I've made so far! I've always wanted a work hard-play hard school with top notch academics, a diverse student body, and a welcoming community(great financial aid also). So far I have gotten just that. I'm an international student and the move has been so easy. I can't wait to see what the next 4 years have in store for me :)
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago
Regarding academics, most of the professors at UR are always willing to meet and help during their office hours. However, safety is a whole other issue. Sexual assault is a big thing at the school, whether the reports or unfounded or genuine. Theft and larceny is common in the facilities dorm halls/rooms. Just because UR has a lot of white, rich kids doesn't mean they do not steal. During my first semester I have personally fallen victim to a larceny of my phone with my credit card. Recently, someone on my floor has also stolen a pair of flip flops from my room, possibly as a cruel stunt because I'm the only asian on second floor, or they have no sense of respect for others' belongings, or they were drunk. A lot of the white kids at UR just come here for frat parties and to drink alcohol, which is why I highly encourage students to avoid going outside after midnight because there will be some group of drunk, white frat boys yelling vulgar remarks at you.
  • Freshman
  • 25 days ago