Radford University Overview
Radford University is a public institution situated in Radford, Virginia. Radford is located in a safe and convenient suburb.
What Is Radford University Known For?
- The highest degree offered at Radford is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 68% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Radford bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $43,000 a year. That's about 5% more than their peers at other schools.
Radford University Rankings
Radford landed the #751 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. It is also ranked #26 out of 48 schools in Virginia.
The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Radford has received.
Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Radford
|Best Colleges for Veterans||36|
|Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||63|
|Best Colleges for the Money||412|
|Best Colleges for International Students||722|
|Best Colleges for Diversity||1,123|
Where Is Radford University?
Contact details for Radford are given below.
|Address:||801 East Main St., Radford, VA 24142|
How Do I Get Into Radford?
You can apply to Radford online at: https://www.radford.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for Radford
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Radford?
Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 70%, and the acceptance rate for women is 77%.
Can I Afford Radford University?
Net Price by Income Group for Radford
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Radford, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $7,827 a year. That adds up to $31,308 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Radford is 5.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Radford University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,000 graduate students at the school.
Of the 8,049 full-time undergraduates at Radford, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Radford University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,355|
|Hispanic or Latino||543|
Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at Radford University. At this time, 24 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 39 countries are represented at Radford. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Canada, and China.
Online Learning at Radford University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Radford has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 33rd most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Radford
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Radford University was 36.8%. This is the #605 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Radford regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Radford majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Allied Health Professions||17%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||20%|
|English Language & Literature||4%|
|Geography & Cartography||18%|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||12%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Radford ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Radford.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|English Literature (Other)||#1|
|Fine & Studio Arts||#4|
|Geography & Cartography||#5|
|Design & Applied Arts||#12|
|English Language & Literature||#16|
|Visual & Performing Arts||#22|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#24|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#57|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#70|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#75|
|Business Administration & Management||#161|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#201|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Radford University Majors
In 2017-2018, Radford University awarded 3,820 undergraduate degrees and 698 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.