Admission & Aid

You make this place what it is.

The University of Richmond is only as strong as the people who call it home. This strength is amplified by a community with varied backgrounds, passions, and talents.

That means we focus on the vibrancy and energy you bring with you — not your finances. After all, your family’s income says nothing of your character or ambition. Why should it have any bearing on our admission decisions?

We’re one of very few U.S. institutions that combine need-blind admission with a guarantee to meet 100% of demonstrated need. That’s a distinction to be proud of.

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Apply for Undergraduate Admission

Our goal each year is to enroll a well-rounded and dynamic first-year class, academically accomplished and diverse in every dimension. When you’re ready to get started, we’re ready to meet you.

Nov. 1

Early Action deadline

Nov. 1

Early Decision I deadline

Jan. 1

Regular Decision and
Early Decision 2 deadlines

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Financial Aid

You’re not in this alone. The University of Richmond works one-on-one with students to develop a financial aid package tailored to your specific situation.


Richmond is need-blind in admission and meets 100% of demonstrated need


of undergraduates receive some type of aid


average need-based aid package

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Aid Programs for Virginians

For academically qualified Virginia students with an annual parental income of $60,000 or less, the University will provide a grant-based financial aid package equal to full-time tuition, room, and the Spider Unlimited meal plan.

And for students who graduate from Richmond Public Schools and public magnet schools (CodeRVA and Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School), the University ensures that graduates who qualify to attend UR can do so with a grant-based financial aid package that meets their full demonstrated need.

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Graduate & Continuing Education

College graduation is just the beginning. We offer a multitude of nationally recognized programs to those who extend their studies beyond an undergraduate degree.