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We are excited that Radford University is a part of your college search! 

Our main campus, located in Radford, Virginia offers more than 100 academic programs across six academic colleges. Students on our medium-sized campus of nearly 10,000 enjoy a close-knit community, 300+ student organizations, 15 residence halls and a focus on high-impact opportunities. 

In Fall 2019, Radford University Carilion (RUC), located in Roanoke, Virginia joined our university family. RUC offers students interested in the health sciences a clinic-based environment with just over 1,000 students set inside a hospital setting from day one. 

We are excited to announce, beginning with Fall 2021 applicants, Radford University will not require standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) for admission. Students may choose to submit test scores as part of their application; however, students that choose to apply test optional will not be at a disadvantage in the review process.

When you are ready to apply, click on an application below. 


Radford University Main Campus

Radford, Va.


Main Campus Applicants

Are you are a high school or community college student and want to attend classes on our main campus, located in Radford, VA or at our Roanoke Higher Education Center in Roanoke, VA? Apply online to our Main Campus.

Radford University Carilion

Roanoke, Va.


RUC Applicants

Are you interested in one of our healthcare programs located in Roanoke, VA? Freshman and transfer students can apply online as an undergraduate applicant at RUC.


Additional Radford Program Admission Requirements

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will review and offer you admission to the university.  Some programs require additional application materials for you to be a full program participant. Learn more about the programs that require additional application materials or an audition.

College of Business and Economics

All business majors are required to complete a pre-business program prior to admission to a business major.  Most of the courses in the pre-business program consist of courses in the general education requirements.  In addition to the pre-business program, there is a common set of core classes which all business majors must complete for the B.B.A. degree.

Additional academic information about the requirements of the B.B.A. degree are provided by the Advising Center.

College of Education and Human Development

Students considering majors in Education or Nutrition & Dietetics will be required to complete the defined prerequisites and application process as defined by each department.

Waldron College of Health and Human Services

Students considering the undergraduate programs in the Waldron College of Health and Human will apply to their intended program during their sophmore year.  Learn more about these individual program requirements:

School of Nursing

Students considering the School of Nursing on the main campus in Radford, will enter as pre-nursing majors during their first year, then apply to the School of Nursing as they gain experience. Radford University Carilion (RUC) in Roanoke, VA offers two routes to a nursing degree - a tradtional BSN and an Accelerated BSN. The School of Nursing is also proud to welcome students online. The RN-to-BSN is designed for working nurses in a flexible seven-week format.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Students considering majoring in Dance or Music must also complete an audition with the department to be considered for the major.  To learn more about the audition process please visit: