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Radford University

Radford, VA 4-Year Public

About Radford University

Radford University is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Radford, VA

Founded in 1910, the institution currently enrolls around 10,695 students a year, including 7,307 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Radford University's endowment was valued at $58,651,450 in 2021. For each full-time student, Radford University spends about $10,031.

Admissions Facts About Radford University

Acceptance rate: 79%

Average GPA: 3.32

Mean ACT score: 20

Mean SAT score: 1023

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: April 1

What's the acceptance rate at Radford University in 2021?

The acceptance rate at Radford University is 79 percent.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.32 out of 4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Radford University is 1023. The mean ACT scores is 20.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Radford University a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Radford University, around 75 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 2,013 students who started at Radford University as first-time freshman, 806 graduate within four years.

Around 56 percent of students who started at Radford University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $32,393 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Radford University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Radford University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

801 East Main Street Radford, VA 24142

Campus Setting: Small Town

Radford University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Radford University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Radford University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Radford University ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above


17 to 23


17 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Radford University is 20. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Radford University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Radford University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

460 - 540


Reading SAT Range

480 - 570

Radford University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Radford University is like? There are approximately 11,870 students enrolled at Radford University, including 7,967 undergraduate students and 3,903 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 93% percent are from VA and 7% percent of students are from other states.


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