FINANCIAL AID RATE86%
STUDENT TEACHER RATIO16:1
DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE50
FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.$8,264
Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students
Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid
Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition
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Radford University (PVCC)
501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA
Radford University, located in Radford, Virginia, was established in 1910 as a women's institution dedicated to producing teachers for Virginia's planned expansion of its education system. Over the years the school grew in scope, offering a variety of educational opportunities for women. In the 1970's Virginia began the process of dismantling gender segregation from its public schools resulting in the renaming of Radford University and the eventual admission of men to the school. Today the school continues to grow, providing new programs of study as well as the renovation of existing facilities and the construction of new buildings to provide even more educational opportunities for students.
Radford University offers a plethora of programs aimed at providing students a wide variety of choices in regards to their education and future. Radford offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a large number of minor studies to accompany majors. The school also offers certificate programs in a small number of fields. The school is dedicated to academic excellence, and to that end is constantly reviewing programs and modernizing facilities to ensure that information and services are up to date. Such dedication guarantees that graduates will have received a quality education from which to build their career.
Programs offered include:
Students interested in attending Radford University must complete and submit the admissions application along with any relevant transcripts and test scores. The school highly recommends that students interested in attending take the time to visit the campus either through an open house event or scheduled appointment. Students will be evaluated based on their transcripts, test scores and application and will receive notification of admission shortly after submission. Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans and scholarships. Interested students should visit the financial aid office and speak with a counselor to begin the application process and determine if and which awards an individual may be eligible for.
The Radford Highlanders compete in the Big South Conference of the NCAA. The school operates 19 athletic programs for men and women. The men's rugby club has won two national championships, and is the only Radford Athletic team to have won a championship, though the men's basketball and tennis team, as well as the women's softball team have won Big South Conference tournaments.
Athletic programs offered:
- Baseball and Softball
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- Swimming and Diving
- Field Hockey
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates PVCC accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Radford University has a total student population of about 9,300. The student body is made up of 85% undergraduate students and 19% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $7,900-$9,500
- Out-of-State: $20,000-$23,470
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $470-$570 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $980-$1,200 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||86%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||62%||$7,917|
|Receiving Student Loans||72%||$7,827|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Radford University may provide services to students including:
- Online course work available
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assistance to find work
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Counseling Psychology (Psy.D.) Program
- Dietetics Program
- Music Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
- Occupational Therapy (OT) Program
- Speech-Language Pathology Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- Theatre Program
PVCC is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I without football classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Big South Conference)
- Basketball (Big South Conference)
- Track and Field (Big South Conference)
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Radford University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Mathematics and Statistics
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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