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Radford University
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  • 4 Year
  • RADFORD, VA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Radford University is committed providing engaging and safe experiences for all members of our campus community. Beginning Fall 2021, the University is implementing a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for students. With a strong focus on vaccines, the University will be returning to normal operations in nearly all aspects, including on-campus tours and events for prospective students. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
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 A 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 medium-sized public university known for our strong faculty and student bonds and close-knit campus community as well as innovative use of technology and immersive practical learning experiences. On our residential campus in southwest Virginia, Radford offers more than 10,000 students 76 bachelor’s degree programs, more than 300 student clubs and 16 Division I sports teams.

We are committed to providing a quality, hands-on education that delivers results. You’ll find our Design students showing at New York Fashion Week, Education students teaching in classrooms from Virginia to South Korea, and Finance students managing over $2 million dollars as part of the Student Managed Investment Portfolio Organization.

At Radford, you’ll find student representation from 54 countries and 46 states; additionally, 31% of our students are from ethnically diverse backgrounds and 36% of our students are the first in their family to attend college.

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Radford University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Range
890-1060
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$14,981 / 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
$9,426 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

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Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 69 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 85 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 85 responses

Majors

Nursing at Radford University

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. Upon graduation, you will have 500 hours of direct experience in a healthcare setting and in 2020, 100% of graduates passed the NCLEX licensing exam.

Online

Online Programs Offered
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    27%
  • On Campus
    71%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,494 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
473
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 69 responses
  • Outgoing
    45%
  • Nice
    42%
  • Polite
    6%
  • Unfriendly at first
    3%
  • Unintelligent
    3%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 120 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 128 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 69 responses
  • The perfect campus and student population size
    35%
  • Small size, pretty campus, extremely rural
    30%
  • Beautiful!
    12%
  • Accepting, warm, a place to call home
    6%
  • Medium size, pretty campus, very rural
    6%
  • Comfortable
    4%
  • Home away from home
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
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

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