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
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Radford University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
801 East Main St.
Radford, VA 24141

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Scores Range
890-1060
ACT Scores Range
18-22
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Radford University

Cost

Net Price
$13,875/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,448/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,507/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,556/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,948/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,976/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
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.71 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,507Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Outgoing
    51%
  • Nice
    39%
  • Polite
    7%
  • Unfriendly at first
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.106 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.114 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • The perfect campus and student population size
    40%
  • Small size, pretty campus, extremely rural
    27%
  • Beautiful!
    13%
  • 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 Radford University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
47%
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

Radford University Reviews

1,358 reviews
All Categories
The housing process for my freshman year was easy. I was put in the 13 story building, Muse. I was disappointed at first because I realized it was one of the oldest dorms on campus. Once I moved in I quickly learned it was one of the best things for me. The social atmosphere was great! I met so many people and my floor became what we called a family. I miss it already. It was easy to look past it being run down and not up to date. Having New River Grill below be also was one of the most convenient dining options for bad weather.
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Attended RU my freshman year in college as an accounting major before transferring after the school year was over. I have to say it is a beautiful campus for a small school, curriculum is always on point and teachers/professors were always challenging me to go above and beyond. The school has a great atmosphere, and you're always greeted by random people throughout the campus. Also has a great party vibe to it on weekends even though it is about half an hour away from Virginia Tech and in the south. I would say the only thing that sucks about the school other than the lack of D1 sports team compared to other campuses I've visited is the food the dining hall serves. Although the fast food choices you have combined with MUSE Diner (which is like a 3 star restaurant) located under Muse Hall, makes up for that.
I love Radford University and its atmosphere. I feel comfortable in smaller classrooms and a smaller campus community. I love the location of RU, and have called it home for many years. I could not imagine pursuing my college education at any other institution!