Radford University

1,345 reviews
  1. Radford, VA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Radford University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
801 East Main St.
Radford, VA 24141

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Range
890-1060
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$13,875/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,448/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,507/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,556/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,948/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,976/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.71 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,507Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Outgoing
    51%
  • Nice
    39%
  • Polite
    7%
  • Unfriendly at first
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.106 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.114 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • The perfect campus and student population size
    40%
  • Small size, pretty campus, extremely rural
    27%
  • Beautiful!
    13%
  • Accepting, warm, a place to call home
    7%
  • Medium size, pretty campus, very rural
    7%
  • Comfortable
    4%
  • The best college on the east coast
    2%

After Radford University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.61 responses

Reviews

1,345 reviews
  • Excellent
    181
  • Very Good
    469
  • Average
    542
  • Poor
    91
  • Terrible
    62
The housing process for my freshman year was easy. I was put in the 13 story building, Muse. I was disappointed at first because I realized it was one of the oldest dorms on campus. Once I moved in I quickly learned it was one of the best things for me. The social atmosphere was great! I met so many people and my floor became what we called a family. I miss it already. It was easy to look past it being run down and not up to date. Having New River Grill below be also was one of the most convenient dining options for bad weather.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
Homogenous in Body and Mind – When 18% of Virginians are black and only 6% of your fellow collegians are, you know your university isn't hitting even average in terms of diversity. While the color of your skin isn't the only thing that determines diversity, minorities of ever kind, whether it be race, religion, or creed, are shockingly under-represented at Radford University.

Statistically, this is beyond argument, but it's not exactly the students' fault that they were born white and middle class. What is shocking, however, is how many students think Radford is actually diverse. The field of experience for most students is so narrow that they do not even recognize how homogeneous their school really is! Radford students have grown up in Virginia, have not traveled, come to Radford right out of high school, and in other ways have not stepped outside of their comfort zone very much, if at all. Those that do belong to minorities are easily turned off by this ignorance, and stay away from Radford, perpetuating the cycle. Coming to this school from New York was a real shock. The lack of diversity in this school is not superficial.
  • College Junior
  • Jan 7 2011
I love Radford University and its atmosphere. I feel comfortable in smaller classrooms and a smaller campus community. I love the location of RU, and have called it home for many years. I could not imagine pursuing my college education at any other institution!
  • Senior
  • 2 months ago