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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?

1,940 Undergraduate Awards
$28,330 Avg Cost After Aid
74% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award 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.

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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.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Radford.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#39 Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Radford has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#61 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#76 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#225 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search

Where Is Radford University?

Location of Radford University

Contact details for Radford are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 801 East Main St., Radford, VA 24142
Phone: 540-831-5000
Website: https://www.radford.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RadfordUniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/radfordu

How Do I Get Into Radford?

You can apply to Radford online at: https://www.radford.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for Radford

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Radford?

74% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
Radford has an acceptance rate of 74%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

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?

$28,330 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
5.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Radford is $28,330. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

7,556 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,926 undergraduate students at Radford, with 7,556 being full-time and 370 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Radford

There are also 1,409 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,556 full-time undergraduates at Radford, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Radford

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Radford University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Radford Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 116
Black or African American 1,300
Hispanic or Latino 542
White 4,908
International Students 79
Other Races/Ethnicities 611

Geographic Diversity

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

879 Took All Classes Online
3,319 Took At Least One Class Online
36.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 7 master’s degree programs available online at Radford. In 2017-2018, 3,319 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Radford has changed over the last few years.

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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%
Education 7%
English Language & Literature 4%
Geography & Cartography 18%
Health Professions 3%
Information Technology 90%
Nursing 6%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 12%
Writing Studies 50%

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
Writing Studies #8
Design & Applied Arts #12
English Language & Literature #16
Information Technology #19
Visual & Performing Arts #22
Teacher Education Subject Specific #24
Social Sciences #24
Computer & Information Sciences #57
Criminal Justice & Corrections #70
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #75
Nursing #102
Education #121
Business Administration & Management #161
Health Professions #174
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 Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Psychology 0 160 0 26 0 186
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 150 7 8 0 165
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 146 6 13 0 165
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 155 0 0 0 155
Business Administration & Management 0 130 0 10 0 140
Nursing 0 108 0 0 7 115
Marketing 0 101 0 0 0 101
General Biology 0 89 0 0 0 89
Communication & Media Studies 0 80 0 8 0 88
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 80 0 0 0 80
Social Work 0 36 0 42 0 78
Journalism 0 70 0 0 0 70
Computer Science 0 65 0 0 0 65
Finance & Financial Management 0 56 0 0 0 56
Fine & Studio Arts 0 47 0 8 0 55
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 20 28 48
General English Literature 0 33 0 10 0 43
Communication Sciences 0 16 0 27 0 43
General Education 0 0 0 42 0 42
Accounting 0 39 0 0 0 39
Special Education 0 0 0 37 0 37
Music 0 30 0 5 0 35
Design & Applied Arts 0 31 2 0 0 33
Information Science 16 16 0 0 0 32
Economics 0 30 0 0 0 30
Political Science & Government 0 30 0 0 0 30
Student Counseling 0 0 0 27 0 27
Mathematics 0 22 0 0 0 22
Geography & Cartography 2 20 0 0 0 22
Educational Administration 0 0 0 21 0 21
History 0 21 0 0 0 21
General Social Sciences 0 21 0 0 0 21
Chemistry 0 19 0 0 0 19
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 16 0 0 0 16
Drama & Theater Arts 0 16 0 0 0 16
Physics 0 14 0 0 0 14
Sociology 0 13 0 0 0 13
Allied Health Professions 0 12 0 0 0 12
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 12 0 0 0 12
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 6 0 5 11
Information Technology 10 0 0 0 0 10
Dance 0 10 0 0 0 10
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 6 0 0 0 6
Anthropology 0 6 0 0 0 6
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 5 0 5
Writing Studies 0 0 4 0 0 4
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 4 0 0 0 4
Sustainability Science 2 0 0 0 0 2
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0 0
English Literature (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 30 1,910 25 309 40 2,314

References

*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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