University of Richmond has been named to “Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s” list of the Top 300 Best College Values of 2016. Introduced in 1998, the rankings highlight public schools, private universities and private liberal arts colleges that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost. In addition, Kiplinger has ranked the top 100 best values in each category.   

Richmond earned the #13 spot on the magazine’s list of 100 best values in private liberal arts colleges.

Richmond remains among a small number of colleges and universities committed to need-blind admissions. It does not consider ability to pay when making admission decisions, and it meets 100 percent of each student’s demonstrated financial need. The University awarded $63 million in financial aid this year.

Richmond’s average award to students who receive financial aid is $43,000. About 60 percent of students receive some form of financial assistance. Merit scholarships of up to full tuition and room and board are available.

“Meeting full need and financial aid packaging policies which reduce the cost of a Richmond education for the majority of our students demonstrates Richmond’s commitment to providing a high value and high quality experience,” said Stephanie Dupaul, vice president for Enrollment Management. “I hope the Kiplinger’s Report shows more families that Richmond is a great value, and that the University is committed to making this high quality experience accessible to them.”

The complete rankings are now available online at and will appear in print in the February 2016 issue of “Kiplinger’s Personal Finance,” on newsstands January 5.

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