University Of Richmond

University Of Richmond

The University of Richmond was established in 1830 by the Virginia Baptists. It was incorporated as Richmond College in the 1840s. The university moved to its present location in 1914, and is currently spread across an area of 350 acres. UR offers an array of degrees and programs through the following schools:

  • Jepson School of Leadership Studies
  • Robins School of Business
  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Continuing Studies
  • T.C. Williams School of Law

UR is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I and the Atlantic 10 Conference. Its teams are known as the Spiders, and participate in baseball, football, lacrosse, ice hockey, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, rugby, basketball and cross country.

Many students of UR have gone on to become famous. Among them are J. Steven Griles, the Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of the Interior from 2001 to 2005; Mary Sue Terry, the Attorney General of Virginia from 1986 to 1993; and Leland D. Melvin, NASA astronaut.

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University of Richmond
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond , VA 23173
General Phone: (804) 289-8000

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University of Richmond Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts349African studies, American studies, Asian studies, European studies, Latin American studies, Russian studies, German studies, women's studies, area and Cultural studies, ...
Business and Management317business management, accounting, human resources, organizational behavior
Law192law, legal assistant
Education and Teaching85teacher education
Science70biology, molecular biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling50cognitive science, psychology
Computer Science and Engineering24computer and info science, information technology, information science
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and safety
Fine Arts9fine arts, art history and criticism
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental studies
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts7drama
Family and Social Work5human services

Number of programs and degrees for University of Richmond in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree79454
Award of less than 1 academic year165
Associate's degree44
Postbaccalaureate certificate1067
Doctor's degree - professional practice1681
Master's degree719

University of Richmond Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Richmond had a total enrollment of 4,324 students (3,903 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 8%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 32%
20-21 28%
22-24 12%
25-29 9%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York12%
New Jersey11%
(International Students)5%
North Carolina2%
New Hampshire1%
West Virginia1%

University of Richmond Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 91 %

University of Richmond Room and Board (2007)

University of Richmond offers campus housing for 2,742 of its 3,903 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Richmond, Virginia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Virginia Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

University of Richmond Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal580680
SAT Math590680
SAT Writing590690
ACT Composite2630

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT88%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT41%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

University of Richmond Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 38,850
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 38,850
Room and board $ 8,200
Room charge $ 3,680
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,520
Books and supplies $ 1,050
Other expenses $ 990

Financial Aid:
University of Richmond participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 374400)

University of Richmond Faculty

University of Richmond has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3835
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4647

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year5$159,3311*
Associate professorcalendar year5$103,9522*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*2*
No academic rankcalendar year5$57,2506$60,233
All faculty totalcalendar year15$106,84411$73,236

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year56$133,42814$118,545
Associate professoracademic year68$94,21247$85,256
Assistant professoracademic year33$72,18333$72,537
No academic rankacademic year34$60,23332$57,177
All faculty totalacademic year191$95,855126$78,492

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Richmond Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Atlantic 10 Conference
Basketball Atlantic 10 Conference
Baseball Atlantic 10 Conference
Track Atlantic 10 Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports2584109

University of Richmond Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
African Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Asian Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
German Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Economics
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General


Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Molecular Biochemistry
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Cognitive Science
Psychology, General

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