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Class of 2021
Student Profile

Overview

Applications and Enrollment

10,013

Applications

3,301

Admitted

806

Enrolled

Enrolled Class by Admission Status

40%

Early Decision

54%

Regular Decision

6%

Wait List Admits

Demographics

53%

Female

47%

Male

30%

U.S. students of color

10%

International citizens

38%

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

13%

First-generation college students

17%

Students whose first language is not English

High School Representation

597

High schools represented

454

Schools sending only one student

60%

Public

40%

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 2021, from the 25th percentile to the 75th percentile.

Percentile

25%

75%

Unweighted Core GPA (4.0 maximum) 3.60 3.96
SAT 1340 1480
ACT 31 33

Class of 2021 Geography

The University of Richmond student body represents 45 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 74 countries around the world. The following information pertains specifically to the Class of 2021.

Regional

29%

Mid-Atlantic

7%

Midwest

12%

New England

34%

South (including Virginia)

5%

West

International

13%

Residing outside the U.S.

30

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 2021 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 806 students in Richmond's Class of 2021.

Major Accomplishments

29

student government/class presidents

19

editors-in-chief of school publications

20

Eagle Scouts and Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients

20

Boys or Girls State Participants

231

athletic team captains

92

students recognized at the state level (or comparable)

8

students recognized at the national or international level