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Radford University
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  • 4 Year
  • RADFORD, VA

Monthly Update

2.7.2024

Radford Tuition Promise: Beginning with the 2024-2025 academic year, incoming students with Virginia residency whose families have an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $100,000 or less based on their 2022 federal income tax and a Student Aid Index (SAI) of less than $15,000 as determined by the FAFSA will receive federal, state and gift aid to cover the cost of their tuition. Learn More

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

801 EAST MAIN ST
RADFORD, VA 24142
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
From Radford University

Radford University is a comprehensive public university of 7,718 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs. The University offers 76 bachelor’s degree programs in 47 disciplines, two associate degrees, and six certificates at the undergraduate level; 28 master's programs in 23 disciplines and six doctoral programs at the graduate level; and 17 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post-master's certificate. A Division I member of the NCAA and Big South Conference, Radford University competes in 16 men’s and women’s varsity athletics. In addition to robust academic offerings on the main campus located in Radford, Virginia, Radford University also offers a clinical-based educational experience for more than 1,100 students living and learning in Roanoke, Virginia as part of Radford University Carilion, a public-private partnership focused on the cutting-edge delivery of health sciences programming, outreach and service.

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Radford University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
June 1
Acceptance Rate
95%
SAT Range
950-1150
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$16,835 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,695 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 72 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 97 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 97 responses

Majors

Nursing at Radford University

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Radford University offers one of the top-ranked nursing programs in Virginia. Here, you'll develop your expertise through coursework in classrooms and in our state-of-the-art simulation lab as well as immersion in local hospitals. Choose from a variety of options to help reach your goals: Traditional BSN (Radford & Roanoke), Accelerated BSN (Roanoke), and RN to BSN (online).

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    56%
  • On Campus
    36%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,488 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
520
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 81 responses
  • Outgoing
    40%
  • Nice
    38%
  • Polite
    6%
  • Unfriendly at first
    6%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • Unintelligent
    4%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 132 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 140 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 81 responses
  • The perfect campus and student population size
    33%
  • Small size, pretty campus, extremely rural
    30%
  • Beautiful!
    11%
  • Accepting, warm, a place to call home
    9%
  • Medium size, pretty campus, very rural
    6%
  • Comfortable
    4%
  • Home away from home
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 61 responses

Radford University Reviews

Rating 3.61 out of 5  1,656 reviews
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