B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Radford University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
801 East Main St.
Radford, VA 24142

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
83%
SAT Range
890-1060
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Radford University

Cost

Net Price
$13,903/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,815/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,263/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,575/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,453/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,363/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,522Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • Outgoing
    49%
  • Nice
    41%
  • Polite
    7%
  • Unfriendly at first
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.108 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.116 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • The perfect campus and student population size
    39%
  • Small size, pretty campus, extremely rural
    30%
  • Beautiful!
    12%
  • Accepting, warm, a place to call home
    7%
  • Medium size, pretty campus, very rural
    7%
  • Comfortable
    4%
  • The best college on the east coast
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
48%
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 Reviews

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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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After my first year at Radford University, I have fallen in love. Radford is a small school, which means small classes. These small classes work perfectly for me! I can get close to my professors, which has helped my grades completely. Radford is all a family, we are all there to support each other and cheer each other on! Radford has 100% become my home and family.
This is my first year as a Radford student and I am the first in my family to attend a university. My parents could not attend college so we did not know what to expect. My first month attending I have found the campus to be very beautiful and elegant, while staying modern and up to date with technology. I have found the student resources to be very useful and have no problems with anything on campus, the professors are excellent. I have learned a great deal already. The only complaint from my experience so far would be finical aid, they did not seem eager or even desiring to help me when both my parents lost their jobs. One of the finical aid staff even told me "it doesn't look like you will be attending this fall" and they didn't even tell me about the special circumstance form until i asked for it.