Student Profile

Student Profile

Overview

Applications and Enrollment

14,364

Applications

3,501

Admitted

867

Enrolled

Enrolled Class by Application Plan

41%

Early Decision

44%

Early Action

14%

Regular Decision

1%

Wait List

Admitted Student Academic Profile

The following ranges are not predictors of admission and do not account for all academic factors (high school context, etc.); they simply reflect the middle half of students admitted to the class of 2026.

For students entering in 2023, the University of Richmond is providing a test optional admission path. Students who wish to do so may still submit standardized test results to support their application.

Middle 50%

Core GPA

(Unweighted)

3.80
4.00
SAT
1440
1530
ACT
33
35

Rigor of Curriculum

7

Average Number of AP/IB/Accelerated Courses

Class of 2026 Geography

15% Virginia

30% Mid-Atlantic

15% New England

18% South

6% Midwest

5% West

11% International

High School Representation

649

High Schools Represented

515

High Schools Sending Only One Student

55%

Public

45%

Independent

Class of 2026 Demographics

Applications and Enrollment

45%

Male

55%

Female

26%

U.S. Students of Color

34%

All Students of Color (U.S. and International)

11%

International Citizens

12%

First-Generation College Students

12%

Students Whose First Language Is Not English

Financial Aid

Overview

66%

Undergraduate Students Receiving Financial Aid

$42,760

Average Financial Aid Award

$88 million

Total Grants and Scholarships Awarded

Need-Based Aid

37%

Undergraduates Demonstrating Need

$55,600

Average Financial Aid Package for These Students

Merit-Based Aid

1 in 8

Enrolled Students Receive a Merit Scholarship

$13.2 million

Total Amount Awarded

Class of 2026
Activities & Accomplishments

Rest assured that your extra-curricular activities will never be taken at face value. Our holistic evaluation goes well beyond counting clubs, aggregating hours spent, or tallying leadership positions. We recognize these as your talents, passions, and goals that you will bring with you to our campus – and one day – use to make an impact.

The activities and accomplishments below represent more than just the breadth and depth of involvement for the Class of 2026. These are some of the ways we identified ambition, determination, and curiosity – the qualities that define Spiders before they ever set foot on our campus. Don’t see yourself in these experiences? Don’t worry – we know you may demonstrate these qualities in different ways. We can’t wait to see them.

Leadership

73

founded a club, community organization, non-profit, or business during high school

305

student government presidents, Eagle Scouts, or team captains

24

completed independent research or projects

Activism

366

participated in community service/engagement

92

engaged with social justice issues

78

pursued international and/or political engagements

Passions

251

worked part-time or completed internships

231

involved in the arts

521

played varsity athletics