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University of Richmond Admission Requirements

University of Richmond, Virginia

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Chances of getting into University of Richmond

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
30.9%
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 31% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,727 out of 12,060 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 "B+" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Richmond is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

University of Richmond SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1280-1460
Applicants Submitting SAT
53%
SAT Scores for University of Richmond
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 650
SAT Composite 25th 1280
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 1370

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of Richmond typically prefers applicants to be in the top 14 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1280 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 1190. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1370 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >43%
1370 to 1460 Avg + 31%-43%
1280 to 1370 Avg - 21%-31%
1190 to 1280 Reach 13%-21%
Less than 1190 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Richmond admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >48%
31 to 33 Avg + 31%-48%
30 to 31 Avg - 24%-31%
29 to 30 Reach 18%-24%
Less than 29 Low <18%
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University of Richmond GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA
3.67
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Richmond?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into University of Richmond. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Richmond was 3.67 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

81.9% of University of Richmond freshman were in the top twenty five 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 50%
Top 25% of class 81.9%
Top 50% of class 98%
Lower 50% of class 2%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Richmond admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,926 5,134 12,060
Accepted 2,008 1,719 3,727
Acceptance Rate 29% 33% 31%
Enrolled 429 382 811
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 22% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Richmond is $50.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Richmond and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does University of Richmond prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into University of Richmond?

31% 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.

What SAT score is required for University of Richmond?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1280 and 1460. 53% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Richmond?

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.