The University of Richmond celebrates the idea of a changing and evolving world, and we make it our mission to prepare Spiders to lead it. A top-25 liberal arts university, our education uniquely integrates the School of Arts and Sciences, Robins School of Business, and Jepson School of Leadership Studies. With a strong commitment to interdisciplinary studies, our students thrive across academic subjects. Choose Richmond to discover the distinct talents, viewpoints, and passions within you.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Leadership Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Community Service
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


First-year applicants are currently completing high school (or equivalent) or in a post graduate year. Applicants with fewer than 12 college credit hours completed after high school graduation are considered First-year applicants.


Transfer applicants must complete two or more semesters of college work (post high school graduation) with at least 12 credit hours to apply. Applicants must submit official transcripts from every college attended as well as a final high school transcript. While SAT or ACT scores are not required, they are strongly encouraged for applicants who have completed fewer than 60 credit hours.

Additional Information

Merit Scholarships
Richmond offers merit scholarships for first-year applicants. All applicants who apply by December 1 are considered for the Richmond Scholars Program, the University's most prestigious academic award. The scholarship is equal to full tuition, room and meals and is renewable for eight consecutive semesters of full-time enrollment. Students who are competitive for the scholarship are highly accomplished academically and also demonstrate engaged leadership, a strong sense of purpose, and interest in a diverse and inclusive community. No separate application is required.

Richmond also awards Presidential Scholarships, equal to one-third tuition, to students who have achieved outstanding high school records in a highly rigorous curriculum. All applicants who apply for first-year admission are considered. No separate application required.

Other scholarships are available. Please review the Prospective Undergraduates Financial Aid information.

Need-based Financial Aid
For all admitted students, First-year and Transfer, Richmond guarantees to meet 100% of the family's demonstrated financial need. In addition, U.S. citizens and permanent residents' applications are considered in a need-blind admission review, which means that the family's finances are not a factor in the admission decision. We are need-aware for non-U.S. citizens and permanent residents. 

Visit us

We invite you to see the nation's most beautiful college campus for yourself!  Richmond offers a variety of on-campus and virtual events designed to assist prospective students in exploring our campus and community. Through these events, you'll learn about our interdisciplinary approach to academics, the way we facilitate hands-on learning and real-world experiences, and all of the reasons why it's great to be a Spider. You'll even get an insider peek into the admission and financial aid process. For even more on what we have to offer, check out our virtual campus tour, Instagram, and YouTube page.

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Admissions office

Visit us


142 UR Drive
Richmond, VA 23173, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 700-1662