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University of Richmond, Virginia

University of Richmond Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Richmond

University of Richmond

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
30.2%
Admission Difficulty for University of Richmond
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into University of Richmond and can I get accepted? The school has a 30% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,585 out of 11,882 applicants were admitted making University of Richmond a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 10 percent. University of Richmond typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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University of Richmond SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1290-1460
Applicants Submitting SAT
53%
SAT Scores for University of Richmond
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 650
SAT Composite 25th 1290
SAT Scores for University of Richmond
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 750
SAT Composite 75th 1460
Average SAT Score 1380

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Richmond?

University of Richmond typically requires applicants to be in the top 13 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1290 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1200. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1380 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 53 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Richmond admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1460 and Above Good >42%
1375 to 1460 Avg + 30%-42%
1290 to 1375 Avg - 20%-30%
1205 to 1290 Reach 13%-20%
Less than 1205 Low <13%
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University of Richmond ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
30-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
47%
ACT Scores for University of Richmond
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 30
ACT Scores for University of Richmond
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 31

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Richmond?

Admission data indicates that University of Richmond regularly accepts students with ACT's of 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Richmond.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Richmond admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >47%
31 to 33 Avg + 30%-47%
30 to 31 Avg - 23%-30%
29 to 30 Reach 17%-23%
Less than 29 Low <17%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.81*
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of Richmond. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Richmond was 3.81 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in Virginia for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to University of Richmond will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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High School Class Rank

64% of University of Richmond freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Richmond students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 64%
Top 25% of class 93%
Top 50% of class 99%
Bottom 50% of class 1%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

University of Richmond admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,734 5,148 11,882
Accepted 1,915 1,670 3,585
Acceptance Rate 28% 32% 30%
Enrolled 428 404 832
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 24% 23%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Richmond and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Richmond Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Richmond
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=233374 IPEDS survey data for University of Richmond.

Frequently Asked Questions

53% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Richmond. 47% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

30% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Richmond. Admission competition is high and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1290 and 1460. 53% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 30 and 33. 47% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.