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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  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 8,049 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.
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
74%
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

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Cost

Net Price
$13,573/ 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
$9,195/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

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
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.83 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,049Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
369
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • Outgoing
    45%
  • Nice
    41%
  • Polite
    6%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Unfriendly at first
    3%
  • Outgoing
    1%
  • Unintelligent
    1%

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.118 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.126 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • The perfect campus and student population size
    36%
  • Small size, pretty campus, extremely rural
    28%
  • Beautiful!
    12%
  • Accepting, warm, a place to call home
    6%
  • Medium size, pretty campus, very rural
    6%
  • Comfortable
    4%
  • Home away from home
    3%

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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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.
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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!