Radford

Radford University

801 E Main Street, Radford, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    15
  • Class Notes
    11
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    4
  • Currently Enrolled
    39
  • Previously Enrolled
    96

Overview of Radford University (Radford)

About this school

Radford is a public, comprehensive university. Founded as a teachers' college for women in 1910, it adopted coeducation in 1972. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Education and Human Development, Health and Human Services, and Visual and Performing Arts. Its 177-acre campus is located in Radford, 45 miles west of Roanoke.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:8,418
    • Men:3,591 (42.7%)
    • Women:4,827 (57.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (Radford)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Radford University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
4
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Recommended
April 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for advising ACT: Used for advising

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
801 East Main Street
City, State, Zip
Radford, VA  24142
Phone
(540) 831-5371
Fax
(540) 831-5138
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
Recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 14,620 applicants were admitted
Women
77% of 9,308 applicants were admitted
Men
70% of 5,312 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,232 (21%) of 10,866 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,302 (18%) of 7,130 admitted students enrolled
Men
930 (25%) of 3,736 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.24
375 And Above
13%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
31%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
503 average |460-540 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
8%
• Score 500 - 600
49%
• Score 400 - 500
37%
• Score 300 - 400
6%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
530 average |480-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
16%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
30%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |17-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
19%
• Score 18 - 23
54%
• Score 12 - 17
25%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Radford)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,627|Out-of-state: $22,262
  • Room & Board: - $9,131 (69.01216839241177%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (9.069609251001436%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,900 (21.918222356586803%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Radford University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003732
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,658 (89.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,315 (79.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,257 (95.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
309 (24.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$9,960
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 843 (67.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,794
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,063 (84.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,483
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 350 (27.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
102 (5.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,280

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
6,378 (79.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
5,140 (80.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,950 (96.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,107 (22.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$10,054
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,372 (68.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,452
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,286 (86.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,208
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 990 (20.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
302 (3.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,056

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,463
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,458

Academics & Instruction (Radford)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


460

Part-Time Faculty


279

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


52%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 10% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 33% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 9% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 8% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 37% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 50% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
632,939

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
900
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Radford University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


75.7%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


38.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


52.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


55.2%

Programs & Majors (Radford)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (39)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Journalism
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Interdisciplinary studies, Communication/journalism, Visual and performing arts, Psychology, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (26)


  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music

Campus Life (Radford)

Location & Geography

Population


16,685

Nearest Metropolitan Area


204 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
25 average low in January, 82.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
45 mile(s) from campus in Roanoke
Nearest Bus Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Roanoke
Nearest Train Station
100 mile(s) from campus in Lynchburg

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


41% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


59%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cross-country running, football, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Radford University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, radford crafty, american sign language club, radford student programming and campus events (r-space), national society for collegiate scholars, scholar-citizen initiative student organization

Sororities


10% of women participate

Fraternities


11% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


8,049

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
8,418
Women
4,827
Men
3,591

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.5% Asian
  • 16.8% Black/African-American
  • 6.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 67.5% White
  • 1.7% Unknown

International Students


1.1% from 63 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


1,000

Student Resources (Radford)