The Collegian
Friday, August 14, 2020

Richmond welcomes class of 2014

The University of Richmond received 8,616 applications for the class of 2014, a record-breaking number up nearly 10 percent from last year, according to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. 2,856 students were accepted for an admission rate of 33 percent -- down from last year's admission rate of 39 percent. 819 students enrolled.

Forty states and U.S. territories are represented in the class of 2014, as well as 32 countries: Albania, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Canada, China, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

Some other facts about the 819 members of the class of 2014:

* 45 percent men

* 55 percent women

* 21 percent students of color

* 15 percent first-generation college students

* 10 percent non-native English speakers

* 7 percent international students

* 17 percent Virginia residents

* 60 percent from public schools

* 39 percent from independent schools

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* 251 athletic team captains

* 69 students who worked 15 or more hours per week

* 48 student government or class presidents

* 37 editors of school publications

* 22 Eagle Scout or Girl Scout Gold Award winners

Contact staff writer Anna Kuta at anna.kuta@richmond.edu.

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