Radford University is a public university known for its strong faculty and student bonds, close-knit campus community, innovative use of technology and vibrant student life. Radford offers its more than 10,000 students many opportunities to succeed in the classroom through 76 bachelor’s degree programs as well as outside the classroom through more than 300 student clubs. In addition to the main campus in Radford, VA, Radford University offers a clinical-based educational experience for more than 1,000 students in Roanoke, Virginia as part of Radford University Carilion, a public-private partnership focused on the cutting-edge delivery of health sciences programming and service.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Students currently enrolled in high school (or high school graduates with no other college attended) should complete the First Year application. Radford University reviews everything an applicant submits in an effort to get to know that individual as well as possible. The Office of Admissions requires high school transcript(s) from all high school(s) attended to review for both course grades and strength of chosen curriculum. Radford University does not require SAT or ACT scores; however, students may choose to submit them if they wish. The personal statement, while not required, is strongly recommended.


Students who have attended another college following high school should complete the Transfer application. (Students currently enrolled in high school and pursuing Dual Enrollment coursework should complete the First Year application.) Transfer applicants must submit official transcripts from all colleges attended, whether or not credit was earned or is desired. If you have completed fewer than 24 semester hours of college-level coursework or if you have not completed a college level math course, your high school transcript is required. Radford University reviews everything an applicant submits in an effort to get to know that individual as well as possible.

Visit us

We’re proud to offer a variety of virtual and in-person options to get to know our close-knit campus community. Explore open houses, daily tours, virtual info sessions, and our virtual tour at www.radford.edu/visit.

“I love the flexibility that Radford University offers. They ask what you are interested in and how they can combine those interests with your goals to ensure you are successful.”

Ambrianna Spurell, Radford University Undergraduate Student, Social Work '23

Admissions office

Visit us

School location

Russell Hall, PO Box 6903
Radford, VA 24142, United States of America

Phone number

(540) 831-5371