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University of Richmond Robins School of Business


Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: January 23, 2024.

Contact Information

102 UR Drive
University of Richmond, Virginia 23173
Admissions Office:
(804) 289-8550

Tuition & Fees In-State: $293,660*

Tuition & Fees Out-of-State: $293,666*

Average Salary: $78,671

Graduates With Jobs 90 Days After Graduation: 100%

International: 5%

Minority: 14%

First generation college students: 5%

When do students declare their majors: Sophomore Year

Acceptance Rate: 23%

Average SAT: 1,376

Average ACT: 31

Average GPA: 3.79

HS Class Top Ten: 54%**

*The total cost of the degree over four years for the most recent graduating class inclusive of school fees, room, board, or living expenses.

** HS Class Top Ten is the percent of the student population that graduated high school in the top ten percent of their class.

*** Please note that these statistics are provided for the business school major only whenever possible. If a school does not track these statistics separately, then the university-wide statistics are provided.

The Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond landed in the 18th spot in this year’s 2023 rankings, maintaining a place in the top 20 just as they achieved last year. That was up 5 places from 2022’s 23rd place. Robins has been consistently climbing upward in the rankings over the past few years, having placed 26th in the 2020 rankings.

The B-school has been more selective over the years as well, with an acceptance rate of 22.52% for this year’s incoming class compared to 24.65% for last year’s class. The average SAT score was 1376 – down some from last year’s average score of 1392. 

Overall, in the three ranking categories, Robins was 14th in Career Outcomes, 28th in Admissions, and 22nd in Academic Experience.

Last year, the B-School scored a perfect 100% for employment three months after graduation, and this year they maintained the same impressive score for the Class of 2023. Graduates reported an average annual starting salary of $78,671.

Meanwhile, 94% of last year’s class secured a business-related internship prior to graduation, but this year’s class had even more participation – with 97% of the Class of 2023 landing at least one internship.

Numbers-wise, Robins proves to be a stellar undergraduate business program. And much of that success can be attributed to the B-school’s focus on small class sizes with high professor engagement and experiential learning-focused education.


The University of Richmond is a private liberal arts university. As a part of a liberal arts institution, the Robins School offers a business curriculum that’s rooted in liberal arts. Robins students have access to three business majors including Accounting, Economics, and Business Administration. Students can choose from concentrations such as Finance, Marketing, International Business, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship and Management Consulting.

One of the main benefits of a Robins education is the attention that each student receives. With an average class size of roughly 20 students, professors can offer greater attention to every student’s needs and goals. 

Many other B-schools can boast the expansive opportunities that are available to their students, but the fact that Robins places heavy emphasis on its small class size and attentive faculty speaks volumes about the individual care they put into each and every student’s development. 


Much of the coursework and out-of-the-classroom opportunities at Robins emphasizes experiential learning. By having an experiential learning-focused education that emphasizes teamwork and an application of their studies, students can develop important soft skills such as communication skills, adaptability, delegation, and time management. 

Overall, the combination of small class sizes and opportunities for students to apply their learnings in the real-world makes the Robins education one that will continuously impress both students and employers.  

Alumni say:

The faculty provided an incredibly helpful variety of experiences/knowledge. Many were true technical experts (and well known especially in the Accounting department), many had exceptional real life working experiences, and others provided great mentorship and interpersonal skills to model. The Robins school is forward looking as evidenced by its Business Analytics and Entrepreneurship tracks, and the core curriculum prepared me exceptionally well for diving into the professional world and life in general.”

“I was engaged in several ‘signature experiences’ that included making complete projects and proposals, some of our own making and some for classwork. It was unique because they were entirely student driven. The professors were there to mentor and bounce ideas off of, but they encouraged us to take the projects from beginning to end.”

“For my senior capstone class, we completed case studies on companies like Disney and Ryanair and recommended real-world strategic initiatives based on the company’s current positioning in the market.”

“I received money as part of the spider internship funds for my proposal to build out a smartphone application to help better serve students who are studying abroad. Without this opportunity, I would not have had the money or time to pursue the idea and bring the app to life.”

“We did a semester-long case study on a business as part of Strategic Management, the business administration capstone course. It was a great way to experience strategy consulting type work in a low pressure academic setting.”