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Chances of getting into Radford University

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Radford University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into RU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at RU is 79%.  It ranks #29 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Radford University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 11,798 out of 14,994 applicants were admitted.

Radford University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.32. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The RU application fee is $0 and applications are due by Apr 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Radford University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

RU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Radford University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Radford University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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RU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Radford University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Radford University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class


Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Radford University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into RU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Radford University was 3.32 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #29 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.32 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as RU accepts 79% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Radford University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 11.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 12.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 17.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 16.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 17.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 23.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 4.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

57% of Radford University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Radford University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 7%
Top 25% of class 23%
Top 50% of class 57%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Radford University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,744 5,250 14,994
Accepted 7,829 3,969 11,798
Acceptance Rate 80% 76% 79%
Enrolled 886 450 1,336
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 11% 11%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 55 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Radford University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Radford University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Radford University Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Radford University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=233277 IPEDS survey data for Radford University.


What is my chance of getting into Radford University?

79% of those who apply are granted admission to RU. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.