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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Radford is an above-average public university located in Radford, Virginia. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,104 undergraduate students. The Radford acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, and Psychology. Graduating 58% of students, Radford alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,400.
About Radford University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
801 East Main St.
Radford, VA 24142
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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

Acceptance Rate
81%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
890-1060
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$14,084/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,720/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,537/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,334/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,729/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,349/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.80 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.80 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,104Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 66 responses
Report
  • Outgoing
    45%
  • Nice
    41%
  • Polite
    6%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Unfriendly at first
    3%
  • Unintelligent
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.115 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.123 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • The perfect campus and student population size
    36%
  • Small size, pretty campus, extremely rural
    28%
  • Beautiful!
    13%
  • Accepting, warm, a place to call home
    6%
  • Medium size, pretty campus, very rural
    6%
  • Comfortable
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.61 responses
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Radford University is the perfect school to help new student embrace their personality and not be afraid to try new things. The clubs and diversity that Radford University has makes it easier for upcoming freshman not be afraid to try new things and it's a great way to make friends! The academics that they offer is amazing, from helping us with our majors to helping us get internships at other jobs that will help us set up our future in the right path. The staff at Radford is very unique, the care that they have for their students is remarkable! They want us to succeed in every possible way! Whether it be in our academics or sports, or confidence, etc, they never fail to to be that guiding/lending hand that we all need. All in all, Radford University is a perfect school for anyone to fulfill their dreams in whatever that may be!
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There are many enjoyable qualities about RU! My top three would be on campus living, accessible teachers, and facilities. This school makes living and transitioning a breeze for the freshman and the upcoming semesters.
For things to change, I would like to see more food options on campus and easier work study applications to be found.
My experience at Radford University so far as been good. The food on campus is good but it tends to get old fast, since there are only about nine places to eat on campus and sometimes these places are not even open. On campus housing needs to be cleaned better and their process for placing students in housing needs to take into account students needs and requests, considering how much it costs to live on campus. I mean the largest student housing building on campus does not even have air conditioning. Radford University has many emergency phones on campus in case of an emergency and the university is well lit, but the area surrounding the campus, where most parties are held are not as well lit or have programs in place to keep students safe.