The University of Richmond is a university known for giving students excellent value for their tuition costs. Located in University of Richmond, Va., the school is ranked in the top 10 percent of universities by return on investment. Though student life tends to revolve around sports, the University of Richmond is also home to some of the brightest undergraduates in the country, and academics are highly valued. This report is based on the responses of UR graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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20 Year Net ROI 


Annual ROI 

5.5 %

Total 4 Year Cost 


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% High Meaning 

47 %

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University of Richmond Median Salary by Job



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  • Updated: 13 Oct 2018
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About This School

28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173


Liberal Arts, Private School, For Sports Fans

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Professionally, the consulting industry, law, and the education industry are popular business areas among the UR alumni. A large chunk of former UR students are employed in the financial services industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Those with a degree from the UR make an average of around $65K.


In the UR alumni community, men make a median salary of about $74K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $56K.


The UR alumni who make the most are Senior Financial Analysts; they report a median pay of $81K. Marketing Directors and Associate Attorneys draw in a fair amount as well — $75K and approximately $66K, respectively. Salaries are anything but generous for Account Managers, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $49K.


Home to a large number of UR alums, Washington, DC is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Another city that attracts a wealth of UR grads is Los Angeles, Calif.; given its high compensation ($80K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Though Richmond, Va. takes the cake for lowest pay among UR grads (the median salary is about $58K there), it remains a common destination for former students. New York, N.Y. and Boston, Mass. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing from UR can rake in a whopping average around $129K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Average annual salaries for those with a Master of Public Health (MPH) are the lowest of the pack, earning $40K.


Around one in seven UR grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Former Spiders with Strategic Marketing experience garner salaries that are 36 percent more than other grads' salaries. Also considered top-notch skills are Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Financial Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-third of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-sixth of alumni get paid sick time. It is no small feat that a large number of former students are given health coverage, and a fair number of respondents accept dental insurance. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, most former students contribute to a 401(k). Additional perks enjoyed by University of Richmond grads include a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Hampden pick up average paychecks of approximately $67K, which is closest to the amount made by UR grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to UR include Randolph-Macon College, Sweet Briar College, and Randolph College.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1830 2120
ACT Scores 29 32

Key Stats for University of Richmond


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$37,946 - $81,104
$45,064 - $105,121

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 191 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$37,585 - $88,440
$41,972 - $102,952
$40,048 - $90,000
$42,719 - $96,650
$37,176 - $77,030
$47,500 - $98,264
$45,302 - $85,935
$35,450 - $109,075

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