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Radford University is a public institution located in Radford, Virginia. Radford is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

$28,469 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
95% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Radford University?


Contact details for Radford are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 801 East Main St., Radford, VA 24142
Phone: 540-831-5000

How Do I Get Into Radford?

You can apply to Radford online at:

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 Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Radford?

95% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
25% Submit SAT Scores
Radford has the high acceptance rate of 95%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 94%, and the acceptance rate for women is 96%.

Average Test Scores

About 25% of students accepted to Radford submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 560. Math scores were between 480 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Radford University  ( 470 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Radford University  ( 480 to 590 )
Radford received ACT scores from 3% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 23. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Radford University  ( 15 to 23 )
ACT Math Scores for Radford University  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Radford University  ( 19 to 23 )

Can I Afford Radford University?

$28,469 Net Price
67% Take Out Loans
1.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Radford is $28,469. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Radford, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $7,385 a year. That adds up to $29,540 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Radford is 1.8%. 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

6,024 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,513 undergraduate students at Radford, with 6,024 being full-time and 489 being part-time.


There are also 2,485 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,024 full-time undergraduates at Radford, 39% are male and 61% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 90
Black or African American 1,040
Hispanic or Latino 481
White 3,806
International Students 49
Other Races/Ethnicities 558

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

2,270 Took All Classes Online
6,287 Took At Least One Class Online
97.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 12 master’s degree programs available online at Radford. In 2020-2021, 6,287 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.


This school is the 11th most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

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 #231 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Radford regardless of major.

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%.


*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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