Radford University

Radford, VA, USA
3.78 Average Rating

Radford University is located on a 204-acre campus in Radford, VA, and features six unique colleges with 108 degree programs. RU provides an honors college with competitive housing, programming, and advising, as well as the Office of High Impact Practices to create "transformative educational opportunities" through internships, service-learning, and more. Student life includes fraternities and sororities, themed housing, and a dozen places to dine. Radford University is also one of only eight doctorate granting public universities in the state. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
75%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
92%
Out-Of-State Students
7%
18%
Submitting ACT
84%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1039
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
9,335
Total Number of Undergrads
7,926
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
41%
20-39 Students
45%
40-99 Students
12%
0
100
43%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
59%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,636
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,350
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$24,432
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,612
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
78%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
62%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,917
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
62%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,946
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,336

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
72%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,827
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$23,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$238
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
275
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
41%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Highlanders
School Colors
Red/White/Grey
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Washington
Roanoke
University Of Richmond
Norfolk
Charlotte
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$42,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.78 Average Rating
I enjoy the education environment here at Radford University, because I am able to connect with my professors on a personal level outside of the class room. I find it beneficial that my professors have high experience in the subjects they teach. For example, all of my criminal justice professors have experienced a career in either police work, law enforcement, paralegal, law, lawyer and more.
Kaleice from Radford, VA
I absolutely love Radford. It is small and feels like home. Radford University has a beautiful campus, and it keeps getting better!
Megan from Rocky Mount, VA
Beautiful campus but lacks a lot of school spirit. Education is fine but can be a bit meaningless as some classes are just fillers that you have to take (Art Appreciation). There's no football team and kids often wear shirts of other universities but you can have fun with the right crowd.
Adam from Alexandria, VA

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