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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-two percent of undergraduates are eligible for need-based aid, with an average aid package of $45,780. 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 be admitted and enroll at Richmond as first-time, first-year students to qualify.

Undergraduate

Key Dates

Nov
1

Early Action and Early Decision I Application Deadline

Jan
15

Regular Decision and Early Decision II Application Deadline

Dec
1

Richmond Scholars Application Deadline

May
1

Enrollment Confirmation & Deposit Due (for non-binding plans)

Financial Aid Facts

40%

Percentage of undergraduates eligible for need-based aid

$45,780

Average need-based aid package

66%

Percentage of undergraduate students receiving financial aid

Named a "best value" by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger's, and SmartMoney

Cost (2017-18)

Includes standard costs for tuition, room and meals.

$50,910

(Tuition)
+

$5,440

(Room)
+

$6,380

(Meals)

$62,730

(Total)