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Richmond Scholars

gabby1116gabby1116 Posts: 498Registered User Member
edited May 2010 in University of Richmond
Anyone who was offered this scholarship, can you please list your stats?
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  • sharonohiosharonohio Posts: 563Registered User Member
    Gabby1116, my daughter is currently attending Richmond as a science scholar. Her stats were 36 ACT and 4.0 unweighted GPA with 12 AP classes. Somehow I don't think that information is what you wanted to hear.
  • gabby1116gabby1116 Posts: 498Registered User Member
    Thank you very much, that is exactly what I wanted.
  • auntccauntcc Posts: 28Registered User New Member
    Gabby1116, my daughter is currently attending Richmond and is an Oldham scholar. She had a 2250 on her SAT and 5AP classes. She had some very unique experiences as an undergrad and what I would call "demonstrated passion." While good grades and good scores help you, I think Richmond takes a close look at the rest of the package.
  • gabby1116gabby1116 Posts: 498Registered User Member
    Thank you very much auntcc.
  • avantgarde20avantgarde20 Posts: 27Registered User New Member
    I agree with the person that said that Richmond looks beyond stats. It really is a very holistic process, and you come to find that out during the interview process. Hope this helps you out. And best of luck in the application process! If I can provide any help, let me know =]

    I'm an Oldham, by the way.

    Stats:
    Class rank: 4 out of 503
    GPA: 4.0 UW; 4.583 W
    SAT I: 2300
    SAT IIs: French 700, Literature 800, US History 800
    APs, Honors, etc: Took 11 AP classes, but ended up taking 12 AP tests (AP World I decided to take on a whim since my school offered to pay for it to see if I could get credit). Took all honor courses possible.
    ACT: 32

    Do you need extra-curriculars as well?
  • Tres ElefantesTres Elefantes Posts: 858Registered User Member
    So I guess I'm bumping this because I'm applying for this program. :) Any other class of 2014 people applying?
  • MPD14MPD14 Posts: 363Registered User Member
    Me, i doubt I'll get any money though, im right in the middle 50% of most of the stats, some higher, but it never hurts to try.
  • kelliebmkelliebm Posts: 455Registered User Member
    Just to provide some insight on the opposite end of the spectrum, I had a 2100 SAT, good extracurriculars, great essays (at least I was told), and only made it to the semi-finalist round for Richmond Scholars (they pick hundreds of semi-finalists, about a hundred finalists, then about eighty scholars).
  • gabby1116gabby1116 Posts: 498Registered User Member
    I applied for the Richmond Scholars.
  • PAVenturerPAVenturer Posts: 487Registered User Member
    Avantegarde - My D sat in on some classes and had an interview. She LOVES UR and was well prepared for a good interview. The interview was conducted by a student and lasted about 15 minutes. The interviewer asked one question. In our research and discussion with UR people it does seem that UR is looking for a lot more than stats but the interview was useless. We're keeping our fingers crossed - she applied ED and we are optimistic that she will be a Spider next year!
  • biobabebiobabe Posts: 60Registered User Junior Member
    I applied to Richmond for this program, but technically so did everyone else who applied before Dec 15th. Do you think I'm at a disadvantage for being an out of state applicant? And if you end up being a semi-finalist, how much money is offered, or would they just consider you for the Presidential Scholarship?
  • hbeck5686hbeck5686 Posts: 44Registered User Junior Member
    I applied as well. The information on this thread is pretty interesting.

    biobabe- I don't know why you would be at a disadvantage as an out-of-state applicant. Richmond is a private school, not public, and it is generally a positive thing to have students from a variety of geographical areas. You should be fine.
  • kelliebmkelliebm Posts: 455Registered User Member
    Biobabe, there is no money for being a semi-finalist. Most recipients of the Presidential Scholarship are the finalists who don't make the actual final cut, and then it could overflow into the best few semi-finalists.
  • biobabebiobabe Posts: 60Registered User Junior Member
    ok thanks hbeck and kelliebm for clarifying that for me
  • bbbgirlbbbgirl Posts: 59Registered User Junior Member
    My daughter had a 3.8 unweighted at a private school with numerous AP courses and honors courses
    34 ACT
    Numerous extra-curricular including student council, team captain and 7 varsity letters, all-state band, many, many hours of volunteer work

    She was not awarded any scholarships but is attending Richmond
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