Radford University (RU)

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RU can be found in Radford, VA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. RU has an enrollment of about nine thousand students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores within the range of 1340 (25th percentile) to 1600 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 18 (25th percentile) to 22 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants accepted to Radford University. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Radford University (RU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.25. Radford University sends acceptance letters to approximately 80% of applicants. Of those that are accepted, nearly 33% of students enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at radford.edu.

Overall Radford University (RU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Radford University was reported as 78.3% in Fall 2013 with over 7,770 applications submitted to Radford University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • RU SAT Scores: 1340 - 1600
  • RU ACT Scores: 18 - 22
  • RU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Radford University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of RU is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Radford University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 71.1%
  • 2010-2011: 75.1%
  • 2011-2012: 80.2%
  • 2012-2013: 76.4%
  • 2013-2014: 78.3%
  • Projected RU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 77.2%

How Does Radford University (RU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for RU is forty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Roanoke College72.8%
Concord University45.7%
Ferrum College74.1%
Jefferson College of Health Sciences41.1%
Bluefield State College42.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Radford University (RU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 540
Math450 - 540
Writing440 - 520
Total Score1340 - 1600
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score18 - 22
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