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Admission & Aid

Need-Blind Admission

Richmond is “need-blind” in admission and guarantees to meet 100 percent of demonstrated need for traditional undergraduate students. The average need-based aid award in fall 2014 was $43,000. Richmond will also provide an aid package equal to full tuition, room, and meals for admitted first-year Virginia students with a family income of $60,000 or less who demonstrate eligibility for need-based aid.

Richmond Scholars

The University's most prestigious academic awards, these scholarships are given to 45 incoming students in four designated areas and range from full tuition to full tuition plus room and meals.

Richmond Scholars

Campus Visit Opportunities

Campus visits are available to all prospective students on most weekdays throughout the summer. Informational interviews are also available to rising high school seniors.

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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

Tuition, Room & Meal Plan*

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

Total:    $59,210

* Includes standard costs for tuition, room and meals. Actual costs may vary based on selection.

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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

Noncredit Programs

Costs vary by course and program.

The Richmond MBA

Key Dates

  • Applicants who wish to begin classes in January 2015 must submit a completed application packet by Nov. 17, 2014

  • Applicants who wish to begin classes in August 2015 must submit a completed application packet by May 18, 2015.



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.

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.

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