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Class of 2023
Student Profile

Overview

Applications and Enrollment

12,356

Applications

3,500

Admitted

837

Enrolled

Enrolled Class by Application Plan

41%

Early Decision


37%

Early Action

14%

Regular Decision

8%

Wait List

Demographics

53%

Female

47%

Male

28%

U.S. students of color

8%

International citizens

34%

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

14%

First-generation college students

17%

Students whose first language is not English

High School Representation

615

High schools represented

477

Schools sending only one student

59%

Public

41%

Independent

Admitted Student Academic Profile

The University of Richmond practices a holistic, highly selective admission process that includes rigor of curriculum, grades earned, test scores, and many qualitative factors, 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 (high school context, etc.); they simply reflect the middle half of students admitted to the Class of 2023, from the 25th percentile to the 75th percentile.

Percentile

25%

75%

Unweighted Core GPA (4.0 maximum) 3.68 4.00
SAT 1370 1500
ACT 31 34

Rigor of Curriculum

Average

Number of AP/IB/accelerated courses 6

Class of 2023 Geography

The University of Richmond student body represents 47 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 71 countries around the world. The following information pertains specifically to the Class of 2023.

Regional

31%

Mid-Atlantic

6%

Midwest

13%

New England

19%

South (excluding Virginia)

5%

West

17%

Virginia

International

9%

Residing outside the U.S.

27

Countries represented

Financial Aid

Overview

68%

Percent of undergraduate students receiving financial aid

$38,580

Average financial aid award

$81 million

Total grants and scholarships awarded
(2018-19)

Need-Based Aid

39%

Percent of undergraduates demonstrating need

$49,420

Average financial aid package for these students

Merit-Based Aid

1 in 12

Number of enrolled students receiving a merit scholarship

$12.6 million

Total amount awarded
(2018-2019)

Class of 2023 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 837 students in Richmond's Class of 2023.

Major Accomplishments

20

Student government and/or class presidents

23

Editors-in-chief of school publications

25

Eagle Scouts and Girl Scout Gold Award Winners

12

Boys and Girls State Participants

255

Athletic team captains

43

Students recognized at the state level (or comparable)

61

Students worked a part-time job at least 15 hours a week