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University of Richmond, Virginia

University of Richmond Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Richmond

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
33%
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 33% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,301 out of 10,013 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 24% 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
1330-1500
Applicants Submitting SAT
41%
SAT Scores for University of Richmond
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 670
SAT Math 25th 660
SAT Composite 25th 1330
SAT Scores for University of Richmond
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 730
SAT Math 75th 770
SAT Composite 75th 1500
Average SAT Score 1420

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 requires applicants to be in the top 10 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1330 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 1240. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1420 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 41 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Richmond admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1500 and Above Good >46%
1415 to 1500 Avg + 33%-46%
1330 to 1415 Avg - 22%-33%
1245 to 1330 Reach 15%-22%
Less than 1245 Low <15%
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University of Richmond ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
29-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
59%
ACT Scores for University of Richmond
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 29
ACT Scores for University of Richmond
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 30

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 29 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 9 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 59 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
32 and Above Good >50%
30 to 32 Avg + 33%-50%
29 to 30 Avg - 26%-33%
28 to 29 Reach 20%-26%
Less than 28 Low <20%
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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 5,709 4,304 10,013
Accepted 1,809 1,492 3,301
Acceptance Rate 32% 35% 33%
Enrolled 428 373 801
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 25% 24%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
34

Applicants have 34 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to University of Richmond before the Jan 15 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24

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

41% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Richmond. 59% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

33% 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 1330 and 1500. 41% 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 29 and 32. 59% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.