Radford University Overview
Located in Radford, Virginia, Radford University is a public institution. Radford is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.
What Is Radford University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Radford.
- In 2019-2020, 68% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Radford with a bachelor's degree make about $50,383 a year. That's 23% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Radford University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Radford has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Radford.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Radford has earned from around the web.
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|#90||Best Health Professions Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
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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 76%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.
Can I Afford Radford University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Radford, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $7,693 a year. That adds up to $30,772 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Radford is 5.3%. 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 3,388 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,788 full-time undergraduates at Radford, 38% are male and 62% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Radford University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,230|
|Hispanic or Latino||517|
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 35th most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Radford
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Radford University was $11,416 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $23,498. The following table shows how Radford is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Other Health Professions||#7||#4|
|Fine & Studio Arts||#10||#13|
|Visual & Performing Arts||#31||#40|
Online Growth Rankings of Radford
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Radford University was 97.7%. This is the #423 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|
|Computer & Information Sciences||7%|
|Design & Applied Arts||17%|
|English Language & Literature||27%|
|Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods||70%|
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.
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 Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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.
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