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Radford University
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Public   4-Year
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
10695
Transfer-in
1800
Average Class Size
Overall
23
Years 1 & 2
28
Years 3 & 4
15

Radford University

Radford, VA
At Radford University, we are truly a medium-sized campus with just over 10,000 students. That means you will meet new people every day on campus but never feel lost. Our campus community is well-known for strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology, vibrant student life, and a commitment to first-generation college students.
We are proud to offer more than 76 academic major programs across six academic Colleges. Here, you will find programs of study in business, health and human services, science and technology, humanities and behavioral sciences, visual and performing arts, education and human development.
Located close to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia, you will find ample opportunities to explore the surrounding area. On campus, we offer more than 300 student clubs and organizations with opportunities ranging from archery and a cappella groups to yoga and zumba clubs.
All over our campus, there are people that want to help you succeed at Radford. Our new Academic Success Center offers a centralized place to not only access academic advising services but connect with staff and peers alike. Our Center for Career and Talent Development assists students in preparing for and finding both internships and post-graduation job opportunities. The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) coordinates activities and services to support the progress, success and concerns of underrepresented populations, including African-American, Asian-American, LatinX and Native American students.
Here, the journeys are as individual as each student. But they are made possible by a college that is just the right size with just the right people.
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Academics
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Freshman Definition
Applicants are considered freshman applicants if they apply to attend Radford following their high school attendance, re...see moreApplicants are considered freshman applicants if they apply to attend Radford following their high school attendance, regardless of Dual Enrollment credits earned. Students attending another institution of higher learning then applying to Radford are considered transfer applicants.
Freshman Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
There is no fee to apply to Radford University.
Application Type(s)
Freshman
Financial Aid
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Transcripts
Freshman applicants are required to submit an up-to-date high school transcript. An unofficial transcript may be submitt...see moreFreshman applicants are required to submit an up-to-date high school transcript. An unofficial transcript may be submitted for application review but an official copy is needd upon enrollment. GED holders must submit their official GED scores. Transfer applicants must submit an official transfer from every institution attended following high school. If a transfer applicant has earned less than 24 credit hours, they must also submit a copy of their high school transcript.
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Freshman applicants must submit their high school transcript. Transfer applicants must submit a transcript from every in...see moreFreshman applicants must submit their high school transcript. Transfer applicants must submit a transcript from every institution attended; if they have less than 24 credit hours earned, they should also submit their high school transcript. Submission of ACT or SAT scores is not required for any applicant, though applicants may chose to submit if they wish.
Essay
Essays are welcome but not required. Students may submit an essay as part of their admissions application.
Letter of Recommendation
Recommendation letters are welcome but not required.
Interview
An interview is not required.
Important Dates
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
1-Feb
Freshman Financial Aid Date
15-Jan
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Fall
1-Dec
Freshman Financial Aid Date
15-Jan
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Transfer Definition
Students should apply for transfer admission if they have attended any other institution of higher education after gradu...see moreStudents should apply for transfer admission if they have attended any other institution of higher education after graduating high school or obtaining their GED. If a student has less than 24 credit hours earned, they will be asked to provide high school transcripts. Students completing college credits as part of their high school curriculum should apply using the freshman application.
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
Completion of the general education certificate or a transfer-oriented associate degree program will guarantee completio...see moreCompletion of the general education certificate or a transfer-oriented associate degree program will guarantee completion of the University Core general education component of the RU undergraduate curriculum but may not fulfill specific departmental requirements or prerequesisites needed for the major.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
Course Transfer Criteria
Min grade for courses to transfer: C
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
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Application Fee
Radford University does not require an application fee.
Application Type(s)
Transfer
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Admissions
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Transfer applicants are required to submit official transcripts from all college level work and submit official high sch...see moreTransfer applicants are required to submit official transcripts from all college level work and submit official high school transcripts if they have completed less than 24 hours of college-level work or no college level math.
Tests
Radford University does not require SAT or ACT scores for admission or merit-based scholarship consideration. Students m...see moreRadford University does not require SAT or ACT scores for admission or merit-based scholarship consideration. Students may submit AP, IB, or Dual Enrollment information fo review and potential credit; however, these are not required for admission.
Essay
Essays are welcome but not required. You may complete the optional essay prompt on your admissions application.
Letters of Recommendation
Recommendations are welcome but not required.
Interview
An interview is not required.
Percent of Accepted Transfer Students
65%
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Minimum GPA
2.0
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Important Dates
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
1-Jun
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
1-Nov
Transfer Financial Aid Date
15-Jan
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Fall
1-Mar
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Spring
1-Nov
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Special Transfer Opportunities
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The NRCC Bridge Program
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Academic Options
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
Flexible Degree Options
Online Degree Options Available
Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Summer Courses Available
Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
Reverse Transfer
Guaranteed Admissions
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Campus Services and Engagement
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Campus Housing
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Career Services
Disability Services
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Cultural Diversity Office
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Student Clubs & Organizations
Sports
Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
Credit for Military Experience
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Dedicated POC for Military
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Recognized Student Veteran Organization
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SOC Member
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GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
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Helpful Links
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Course Catalog
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