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Rank: 104

University of Richmond

Richmond, VAwww.richmond.edu
The University of Richmond is a private liberal arts college situated on a 350-acre suburban campus, six miles from downtown Richmond and 90 miles from Washington, D.C. The school prides itself on its low student-faculty ratio and the small size of its undergraduate courses. The university also brags that it's the only school in the U.S. that has a spider as its mascot; in 2014, it obtained an actual tarantula and placed it in a plastic container so it could watch over the basketball team's warm-up sessions. Spiders -- the students, not the arachnids -- enjoy the University of Richmond's fantastic weather, which allows them to play sports, lounge, and study on the many grassy lawns around campus. Greek life is also a big deal at the school, where student reviews say they both work hard and play hard. Looking to go beyond the bounds of classroom work? The college offers the Richmond Guarantee, which makes all undergraduates eligible for fellowships to help cover the costs associated with internships or research projects (up to $4,000).
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$66,400
% of students who get any grants
71%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$24,100
Average price for low-income students
$8,700
admissions
Acceptance rate
32%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1320/31
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
3,815
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
98%
% of need met
100%
% of students who get merit* grants
17%
Average merit grant
$22,658
student success
Graduation rate
88%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$21,100
Average salary within 3 years
$55,400
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
37%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 1
Regular application
Jan 15

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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