The University of Richmond is a highly selective private university. About one in three applicants will get in, and most successful students have standardized test scores and high school grades that are well above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. The data show that the majority of successful applicants had high school grades of "A-" or better, combined SAT scores of 1900 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 28 or better. Your chances are best if you have a solid "A" average and an SAT score of 2000 or better.
You'll notice quite a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue in all but the upper right corner of the graph. Many students with grades and test scores that were on target for the University of Richmond did not get in. At the same time, note that a few students were accepted with test scores and grades that were below the norm. This is because the University of Richmond's admissions process is not just quantitative. The university uses the Common Application and has a holistic admissions process. The admissions officers will want to see that you have taken rigorous high school courses, not courses that get you an easy "A." Also, they will be looking for a winning essay, interesting extracurricular activities, an engaging short answer, and strong letters of recommendation. The university also considers factors such as creativity, independence, service, and life experiences.
To learn more about the University of Richmond, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- University of Richmond Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?