Radford is an above-average public university located in Radford, Virginia. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,049 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Radford acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, and Psychology. Graduating 55% of students, Radford alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,400.
NCAA Division I (without football)
Big South Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.83 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities204 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching158 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies147 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies82 Graduates
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.118 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.126 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.61 responses
Radford University Reviews
Radford University has a diverse community full of caring and generous people. The student life is amazing! There is always something to do at Radford University whether it be extra curricular activities, sports events, or the parties. It is easy to find friends or people to relate to. The professors are extremely nice and cooperative with assignments. The professors also lend a helping hand for things that do not involve class work.
I am a transfer student that wanted to stay in a college that wasn't small, but wasn't extremely huge either. Radford is a nice school for those looking to move away from home, but are intimidated by schools like JMU or V-tech. So far my experience has been a pretty good one and a lot of the teachers are amazing and very helpful for my major! One thing i would like to see change is an addition of a football team, and maybe better food...but otherwise this is a pretty cool school!
I honestly really love Radford University. Yes, it took a while for me to get to the point where I was content with my decision but ever since I have really been involved with the school, I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. The school has been so good to me and therefore I have done so much for it like being an ambassador for Radford University. The campus is very beautiful and President Hemphill is amazing!