University of Richmond School of Law

Rank 60 (USNWR 2023)
Median LSAT
Median GPA
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University of Richmond School of Law is a law school located in Richmond, Virginia. The school was ranked 60 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for University of Richmond School of Law is approximately 121.

Admissions website: https://law.richmond.edu/admissions/index.html

Admissions phone: (804) 289-8189

Can I get into University of Richmond School of Law with aGPA andLSAT?

University of Richmond School of Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 158 163 165
GPA 3.33 3.75 3.87
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1874 63
# Admissions offers 631 -
Class size 121 17
% Accepted 33.7% 67
% Yield 18.5% 7

During the 2023 application cycle, 1,874 people applied and 631 were offered admission.

University of Richmond has a 1L class size of 121, and yield of 18.54%. 117 out of 631 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 18.54% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of Richmond has a median LSAT of 163. The 25th percentile LSAT is 158 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 165.

The median GPA is 3.75. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.33 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.87.

University of Richmond School of Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 285 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

Click on a data point to see that user's profile.

25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does University of Richmond School of Law cost per year?

52nd percentile
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Grads with debt
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Average debt
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Salary, 25th %
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PI Salary
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Employment rate
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Bar pass rate
63rd percentile

Cost of attending University of Richmond School of Law

In 2023, tuition was $51,510 and the annual cost of attending was $73,440 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

University of Richmond School of Law employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of Richmond make $80,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $58,000.

40.0% of law graduates from University of Richmond go directly to work for law firms, while 28.0% clerk for a judge. 10.4% of graduates go into public interest.

84.8% of University of Richmond graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about University of Richmond School of Law

Located on a stunning campus just 15 minutes from vibrant downtown Richmond, the University of Richmond School of Law has provided an exceptional legal education since 1870. A top-ranked law school. Outstanding faculty with national and global experience. Small classes with low faculty-student ratios. Personalized programs and mentoring opportunities by both faculty and other students. It's all part of the international student experience here at the University of Richmond School of Law.

Richmond Law prides itself on a community that's collegial, friendly, and uniquely collaborative. Both LLM and two-year international students are fully integrated with their JD colleagues throughout the curriculum, and you'll learn from some of the best teacher-scholars in the nation. Additional certifications are available for LLM and LLM/MBA students in International Business and Intellectual Property.

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What does it say now? Just nothing?
@Letsdothisoveragain: yep. Nothing now.
I remember a couple of people saying in the main chat that they received a stipend to go work in D.C. during the summer, as did I, so maybe the people accepted up to this point were just ED people who expressed specific interest in their externship program? Hope that helps lol
@AwareHorribleYogurt: possibly so! Thanks for the info. And congrats!
did anyone else get a UR ID appear on their spider portal today? an id number just appeared on mine today
@Pandally: congrats on your A!!
@Letsdothisoveragain: thank you! Congrats on your A as well! 🥳
university of richmond just called me. do i have to call them back?
@LegendaryTempest: i got a call on Friday, 1/5, they were just calling to give verbal congrats on acceptance and ask if i had any questions.
Does the UR ID mean anything?
Probably an acceptance!
I can't say for sure, but they sent out the spider portal and UR ID a few days before the first wave of acceptances so it could be a good sign.
Just had a UR ID show up on my spider portal
Just made the decision to commit to Richmond and decided to make an admitted students discord
Feel free to join if you’re admitted/WLd/or if you’re still waiting but Richmond is a top choice and you wanna meet some people!
Thank you! I'm joining
Seems like they don't negotiate, for anyone that was considering attempting lol I asked today and was hit was a passive aggressive "our offers are pretty generous, not much wiggle room" response
And I'll concede the offers are generous - but figured I would save others the same response
@wealthofnations: im not really sure if I'm set on W&L or Richmond. Going to visit both but Richmond didnt offer me any $ but I do wonder if I can negotiate with them using my $$$ from W&L since they're ranked higher
@Pandally: it might be easier for you if you are starting from zero versus the already offered me ($$$). The response to me was basically that is is unlikely, but that she will send me for reconsideration anyway. So it definitely doesn't hurt to ask - shoot your shot!
@wealthofnations: cool! I'll probably do so if I end up preferring Richmond over W&L after tours. Thanks!
@Pandally: Good luck with it! Haven't been to W&L, but I think you will like UR.
@wealthofnations: my tour is March 5th. Honestly, it's like an hour away and i could go sooner but want the whole tour and i had to schedule time off from work. I can't wait to see it a
My status checker says "CAS Report Status: Conflict in data/match found" anyone know what this means?
Not sure. I would contact CAS reporting at LSAC though
When next wave?
Anyone elses Richmond move to the top their lawhub today?
mine just did
Moved to the top again, paragraph disappeared 2/21
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