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Class of 2020
Student Profile

Overview

Applications and Enrollment

10,422

Applications

3,382

Admitted

818

Enrolled

Enrolled Class by Admission Status

40%

Early Decision

53%

Regular Decision

7%

Wait List Admits

Demographics

53%

Female

47%

Male

28%

U.S. students of color

10%

International citizens

35%

All students of color (U.S. and international)

12%

First-generation college students

15%

Students whose native language is not English

High School Representation

621

High schools represented

503

Schools sending only one student

59%

Public

41%

Independent

Admitted Student Academic Profile

The University of Richmond practices a holistic, highly selective admission process, so numbers are only one piece of the puzzle. The following ranges are not predictors of admission, nor do they account for all academic factors (such as rigor of curriculum, high school context, etc.); they simply reflect the middle half of students admitted to the Class of 2020, from the 25th percentile to the 75th percentile.

Percentile

25%

75%

Unweighted Core GPA (4.0 maximum) 3.60 3.97
Old SAT Total (1600) 1320 1460
Redesigned SAT Total (1600) 1380 1500
ACT 31 33

Class of 2020 Geography

The University of Richmond student body represents 47 U.S. states and approximately 70 countries around the world. The following information pertains specifically to the Class of 2020.

Regional

33%

Mid-Atlantic

8%

Midwest

12%

New England

32%

South (including Virginia)

5%

West

International

10%

Residing outside the U.S.

35

Countries represented

Financial Aid

Overview

66%

Percent of undergraduate students receiving financial aid

$36,750

Average financial aid award

$75 million

Total grants and scholarships awarded
(2016-17)

Need-Based Aid

42%

Percent of undergraduates demonstrating need

$45,780

Average financial aid package for these students

Merit-Based Aid

1 in 9

Number of enrolled students receiving a merit scholarship

$11.5 million

Total amount awarded
(2016-2017)

Class of 2020 Activities

We recognize that high school students have lots of activities competing for their time and talents — from school clubs to part-time jobs, from community involvement to responsibilities at home. When it comes to extracurricular activities and the college admission process, quality counts. The activities and accomplishments listed below provide a small glimpse of the breadth and depth of involvement found among the 818 students in Richmond's Class of 2020.

Major Accomplishments

33

student government/class presidents

27

editors-in-chief of school publications

28

Eagle Scouts and Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients

21

Boys or Girls State Participants

262

athletic team captains

104

students recognized at the state level (or comparable)

18

students recognized at the national or international level