Admitted Student Profile

Applications to the Class of 2017 came from all 50 states and 41 foreign counties. In all, the law school received 1,867 applications. Graduates of 519 colleges and universities applied to the law school, and 75% of applications came from out of state. The youngest applicant was 19 and the eldest 46.

LSAT Score:

  • 75th percentile LSAT Score - 163
  • Median - 161 (83rd percentile)
  • 25th percentile - 158
  • Range - 143-176

Undergraduate GPA:

  • 75th percentile GPA - 3.73
  • Median - 3.54
  • 25th percentile - 3.29
  • Range - 2.11-4.21

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 2017 to learn more about the complexity behind the numbers.

Class of 2017 Profile

The Class of 2017 is 51% men and 49% women; minorities make up 13% of the class. The average age of the class is 24, with the youngest student being 19 years old and the eldest being 43. Approximately 54% of the students come from out of state; they represent 29 states and D.C. as well as Bulgaria and the United Kingdom. There are 76 American undergraduate colleges and universities represented in the class as well as alumni of three foreign universities.

Class Size: 131

LSAT Score:

  • 75th percentile LSAT Score - 162
  • Median - 160 (80th percentile)
  • 25th percentile - 155

Undergraduate GPA:

  • 75th percentile GPA - 3.61
  • Median - 3.50
  • 25th percentile - 3.21

LSAT/UGPA percentiles were calculated as of October 5, 2014.

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