Radford University
Radford, VA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • 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
74%
Acceptance Rate
14,620
Students Applied
64%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
1182
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
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
Test Optional
Yes
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
92%
Out-Of-State Students
6%
US States Represented
41
Countries Represented
62
18%
Submitting ACT
84%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1039
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
460
75th
550
Reading
25th
480
75th
580
3.30
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
17%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
28%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
5
Top 25%
16
Top 50%
49
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
284
$30k - $48k
185
$48k - $75k
218
$75k - $110k
188
$110k+
294

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@radford.edu
Admissions Telephone: 540-831-5000
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.78 Average Rating
Be sure to apply for all the scholarships you can get yours hands on! Even the smallest scholarship can make a difference on that tuition bill.
Taylor from Blacksburg, VA
Radford University is not a difficult place to get used to. It is not large and overbearing, but it isn't so small that you will know everybody, either. Get to know all of your professors if you plan on attending this college, they will help you out tremendously. However, I can't say that this is the most diverse community that can be found on a college campus, it is certainly not inhospitable. Also, don't listen to people who say that Radford is just a party school. Of course there are parties just like any other University in Virginia, but it's nothing special in that respect.
Deanna from Manassas, VA
Make sure to finish homework THE DAY YOU RECIEVE IT if possible. It's a lot easier to finish not only because you have just gone over the material, but also because the next day you have a certain class, new material will be covered, prompting you to forget old material for the homework. Time management is also very important. Enough though your classes are very important, make sure to make some time for your friends and to relax. It will significantly help in the long run, and will help to keep yourself less stressed.
Shanyn from Glen Allen, VA
I encourage prospective students to get to know their professors and take advantage of all the clubs and organizations the school has to offer.
Kaleice from Radford, VA
Come visit the campus!! My recommendation would be to come more than once if you can. Come in the winter when everything is lit up for the holidays and we're all huddled into Starbucks drinking hot chocolate. Then come back in the spring when everyone is laying outside enjoying the sunshine, playing sports, etc. It's practically impossible not to fall in love with the atmosphere of RU. The school offers daily guided tours and you can come in and talk to the admissions office any time. There are tons of groups on Facebook for RU students, so try to connect with some people there that can show you around campus in a less official way than the tour guides would. Getting familiar with the school will be your biggest help in applying and being successful once you're here.
Sarah from Roanoke, VA
Save your quarters now, laundry costs a lot.
Alexis from Virginia Beach, VA
If you come to Radford you'll be able to have plenty of opportunites to be involved with on-campus organizations, clubs, teams, volunteer work, parties, socializing events - especially our Highlander Festival, and job opportunites. There are plenty of outdoor activities available as well. This small town has everything a large campus can offer without the crowd.
Brittany from Norfolk, VA
Study of course, and have fun!
Megan from Rocky Mount, VA
Classes are generally fairly easy. If you're looking for the school that bleeds their colors then this is definitely not the school for you. It is a medium size and gives you the benefit of a teacher to student relationship but outside the classroom is not much. Dead main street, no school sports to cheer for, a few fun activities but majority of the student body refuses to participate unless its partying.
Adam from Alexandria, VA
1. Don't try to memorize school work. Learn it, read it.
2.Friends, parties, and socializing is not your top priority
3.Be a smart spender.
Alitalia from Alexandria, VA

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