University of Richmond (UR)

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University of Richmond, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in University of Richmond, VA, a predominately urban area. UR has an enrollment of over 4,600 students.

The majority of students that got into University of Richmond had an SAT score between 1810 - 2100, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 28 - 31. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the UR average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.55 - 3.78. 31% of all students that apply are admitted to UR, from which 26% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UR Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Richmond was reported as 31.2% in Fall 2013 with over 9,830 applications submitted to UR. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UR SAT Scores: 1810 - 2100
  • UR ACT Scores: 28 - 31
  • UR Average GPA: 3.55 - 3.78

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Richmond?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to University of Richmond is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Richmond has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 39.3%
  • 2010-2011: 33.0%
  • 2011-2012: 32.7%
  • 2012-2013: 30.3%
  • 2013-2014: 31.2%
  • Projected UR Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 32.0%

How Does UR Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UR is seventy-eight percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Virginia Union University58.5%
Randolph-Macon College63.7%
University of Mary Washington81.0%
Longwood University81.4%
Hampden-Sydney College54.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UR (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading590 - 690
Math620 - 720
Writing600 - 690
Total Score1810 - 2100
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score28 - 31
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