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A Private Education Made Affordable

Richmond is among only 1 percent of institutions in the U.S. with both a "need-blind" admission policy and a guarantee to meet 100 percent of demonstrated need. Forty percent of undergraduates are eligible for need-based aid, with an average aid package of $43,000. Plus, all first-year applicants are considered for merit-based aid, including full-tuition scholarships and a variety of interest-based programs.

Apply for Undergraduate Admission

Richmond practices selective admission and uses a highly personal, holistic evaluation process. Submit the Common Application, the Richmond Supplement, and other supporting documents by Nov. 15 for Early Decision I, or by Jan. 15 for Early Decision II or Regular Decision. All first-year applicants who submit applications by Dec. 1 are considered for merit scholarships through the Richmond Scholars program.

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Richmond Scholars

The Richmond Scholars program awards the University's most prestigious academic scholarships. Given to 45 incoming students, these awards range from full tuition to full tuition plus room and meals. All first-year applicants for undergraduate admission who apply by Dec. 1 are considered automatically.Richmond Scholars

Richmond's Promise to Virginia

For Virginia students with an annual parental income of $60,000 or less, the University will provide a full financial aid package equal to tuition, room, and meal plan, with no loans. Students must apply for first-year admission to qualify.


Key Dates

November 15
Early Decision I application deadline

December 1
Richmond Scholars application deadline

January 15
Regular Admission and Early Decision II application deadline

February 15
Financial aid submission deadline

April 1
Regular Admission decisions and financial aid notifications sent

May 1
Enrollment Confirmation and deposit due

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Tuition, Room & Meal Plan

Includes standard costs for tuition, room and meals.

Tuition: $48,090
Room:   $5,090
Meals:   $6,030 

Total:    $59,210

Financial Aid Facts

60% of students receive financial aid

40% of undergraduates are eligible for need-based aid

Average need-based aid package: $43,000

All first-year applicants are considered for merit-based aid, including full-tuition scholarships

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The Richmond MBA

Key Dates

Applicants who wish to begin classes in January 2016 must submit a completed application packet by Nov. 16, 2015

Applicants who wish to begin classes in August 2016 must submit a completed application packet by June 3, 2016.



To be considered for admission to the MBA program, you must have a bachelor's degree (international students must have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree), an acceptable GMAT score (the average for entering students is 605), and a minimum of two years of work experience beyond your baccalaureate degree. The work experience requirement is waived for the JD/MBA student.

Professional & Continuing Studies

Application Deadlines

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies has rolling admissions for its degree programs, with fall, spring, and summer deadlines.

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Degree Programs (per semester hour)

  • Undergraduate Course: $450
  • Graduate Course: $560
  • Educator Professional Development Coursework: $296
Richmond School of Law

Application Timeline

October, December or February: Recommended LSAT dates

May 1: Application deadline for priority consideration. We will continue to accept applications thereafter until the class is filled.

February 25 or as soon as possible thereafter: FAFSA should be on file.

July 1 or as soon as possible thereafter: Dean's Certification(s) must be on file (enrolling students only).

Financial Aid

Richmond Law's financial aid program includes awards ranging from $5,000 to full tuition. Law scholarships are renewable annually for up to 6 semesters as long as a student is enrolled full time and making satisfactory academic progress toward their law degree. There are no additional stipulations.

All applicants to Richmond Law are considered for scholarship awards, but priority consideration will be given to those who apply by May 1.

For the class entering in 2014, 73% of students received a scholarship and the average award was $23,975.

Average Need-Based Financial Aid Award
Students Receiving Institutional Aid
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