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
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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
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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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

Academics

Professors
B
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
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.76 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.76 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 62 responses
Report
  • Outgoing
    48%
  • Nice
    40%
  • Polite
    6%
  • Unfriendly at first
    3%
  • Unintelligent
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.111 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.119 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • The perfect campus and student population size
    38%
  • Small size, pretty campus, extremely rural
    28%
  • Beautiful!
    13%
  • Accepting, warm, a place to call home
    7%
  • Medium size, pretty campus, very rural
    7%
  • Comfortable
    3%
  • The best college on the east coast
    2%

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.
BEAUTIFUL campus, very loving staff and professors. Radford is everything about a university and the college feeling but much smaller and so much better!