Radford University (RICE)

Radford, VA

Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art/Art Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literatures
General Music
Other Philosophy and Religious Studies


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Information Science/Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Design & Visual Communications


Major Bachelors Masters
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Athletic Training/Trainer
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Adult Health Nurse / Nursing
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication Disorders
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Family Practice Nurse / Nursing
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Other Nursing
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Criminalistics and Criminal Science

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Geographic Information Systems and Cartography (GIS)
Political Science and Government
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)
School Psychology
Social Sciences

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Social Work


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences

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RICE Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

50% of students gave Radford University 4 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Academics Rating

The work load isn't unbearable, if you put time into doing your school work, you're going to do well. The class sizes are great, usually around 40 people when you're doing first year classes, and I heard they get smaller as you go.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Academics Rating

Radford has grown tremendously over the years and almost feels as though we have more students than we can actually fit, so overall everything feels overly populated. I have not come across a professor that I just didn't like or I felt was not helpful, and the workload is easy but sometimes feels pointless.

RICE Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.90
Retention Rate 74%
Carnegie Class Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June, July, and January.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Certificate Programs

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Other: chemistry, chemical/engineering, physics/engineering, mechanical engineering

Class Sizes at Radford University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 34%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 5%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 61%
  • 100+ Students: 0%
Fewer than 20 Students 34%
50 - 100 Students 5%
20 - 49 Students 61%
100+ Students 0%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 87
  • Unknown and Other: 6
  • Asian: 5
  • African American: 3
Caucasian 87
Unknown and Other 6
Asian 5
African American 3

Faculty at Radford University

Total Faculty 638
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 19
Full-Time Professors 1,188
Male Faculty 305
Part-Time Professors 332
Women Faculty 333

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