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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.

123 Undergraduate Degrees
166 Graduate Degrees
$28,469 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
79% Acceptance Rate

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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
#29 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Most Popular Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

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 recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Radford?

79% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at Radford University is 79%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

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?

$28,469 Net Price
73% Take Out Loans
5.3% 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

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

6,788 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,307 undergraduate students at Radford, with 6,788 being full-time and 519 being part-time.


There are also 3,388 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,788 full-time undergraduates at Radford, 38% are male and 62% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 105
Black or African American 1,230
Hispanic or Latino 517
White 4,266
International Students 45
Other Races/Ethnicities 625

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

3,312 Took All Classes Online
9,294 Took At Least One Class Online
97.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 9,294 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 7th 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 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 #286 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Radford regardless of major.

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
Mathematics Education #7
General Educational Leadership & Administration #34
Educational Administration #46
Teacher Education Subject Specific #61

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 Teaching Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 123 0 0 123
General Special Education 0 0 61 61
General Education 0 0 38 38
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 0 28 28
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 0 21 21
Mathematics Education 0 8 0 8
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism 0 5 0 5
Reading Teacher Education 0 0 5 5
TOTAL 123 13 153 289


*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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