Admitted Student Profile

Applications to the Class of 2016 came from all 50 states and 48 foreign counties. In all, the law school received 2,446 applications. Graduates of 603 colleges and universities applied to the law school, and 77% of applications came from out of state. The youngest applicant was 16 and the eldest 57.

LSAT Score:

  • 75th percentile LSAT Score - 164
  • Median - 161 (83rd percentile)
  • 25th percentile - 159
  • Range - 146-180

Undergraduate GPA:

  • 75th percentile GPA - 3.71
  • Median - 3.54
  • 25th percentile - 3.24
  • Range - 2.02-4.10

It is important to note that all applications receive a holistic review before a decision is made. We take the entire application into consideration, placing weight on LSAT, GPA, narrative statement, work history, community service, extra-curricular activities, and letters of recommendation, if provided. We welcome an addendum, giving us additional information, if you believe it would be beneficial to your candidacy.

We urge you to look at the wide range of credentials of those admitted to the law school. You are not a number to us; therefore, you should know there are many factors taken into consideration outside of "the numbers." We encourage you to apply so that we may consider your candidacy as the unique individual you are.


Beyond the Numbers

We encourage you to read our "Who Are You" speech for the Class of 2016 to learn more about the complexity behind the numbers.

Class of 2016 Profile

The Class of 2016 is 56% men and 44% women; minorities make up 10% of the class. The average age of the class is 24, with the youngest student being 20 years old and the eldest being 39. Approximately 43% of the students come from out of state; they represent 23 states and D.C., plus China and the United Kingdom. There are 66 American undergraduate colleges and universities represented in the class as well as alumni of three foreign universities.

Class Size: 133

LSAT Score:

  • 75th percentile LSAT Score - 163
  • Median - 161 (83rd percentile)
  • 25th percentile - 157

Undergraduate GPA:

  • 75th percentile GPA - 3.62
  • Median - 3.50
  • 25th percentile - 3.19

LSAT/UGPA percentiles were calculated by the Law School Admission Council based on matriculant lists provided by the University of Richmond School of Law to the ABA.

Law Admissions Office

Mailing Address:
University of Richmond School of Law
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

GPS Location:
37.579172, -77.536167

Phone: (804) 289-8189
Fax: (804) 287-6516
E-mail: lawadmissions@richmond.edu