University of Richmond

661 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

661 reviews
  • Excellent
    178
  • Very Good
    264
  • Average
    178
  • Poor
    29
  • Terrible
    12
Underrated and outstanding! Facilities are outstanding. The school's got a healthy endowment and they've really spread the wealth around campus with new construction projects, updates to existing buildings and great attention to outdoor landscaping. Academic and administrative buildings are modern and well maintained. Same goes for the library, student center, dining hall, theater and all sports and recreational facilities. Dorms, as expected, receive the least amount of resources, although are pretty well maintained and clean. The weakest link on campus might be the UFA (University Forest Apartments) that are starting to show some age inside and out. The apartments also lack the style of the Gothic grandeur construction found elsewhere on campus, and sort of stand apart from the rest of the campus beauty.

All in all, however, great facilities at UR, housed in buildings with a lot of old world charm.
  • College Sophomore
  • Jan 19 2012
A work hard play hard campus. Classes are interesting but tough. When you want to have fun, there's a lot of opportunities provided. All greek life is inclusive, meaning it doesn't matter at all if you're not in fraternity/sorority to go to parties, and there's an on campus organization providing activities for kids who don't like to party- scavenger hunts, movie nights, carnivals... The dorms are pretty big and the food is AMAZING. Go spiders!
  • College Freshman
  • Oct 5 2015
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