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 4,100 students.

The majority of students that got into University of Richmond had an SAT score between 1290 - 1460, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 30 - 33. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the UR average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.75 - 3.89. The competition to get accepted at this school runs high, given that only 30% of students who applied are accepted to the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UR Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Richmond was reported as 28.3% in Fall 2020 with over 12,400 college 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 ACT Scores: 30 - 33
  • UR Average GPA: 3.75 - 3.89

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

  • 2016-2017: 32.5%
  • 2017-2018: 33.0%
  • 2018-2019: 30.2%
  • 2019-2020: 28.3%
  • Projected UR Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 28.1%

How Does UR Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UR is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Virginia Union University63.1%
Randolph-Macon College70.9%
Virginia State University95.1%
University of Mary Washington74.7%
Longwood University89.9%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UR (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading640 - 710
Math650 - 750
Total Score1290 - 1460
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score30 - 33
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