Radford, VA
Tuition (in-state)
$20,160 ($8,590)
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Reviews 901 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Student

Health & Safety: Police are always available and always willing to help.

1 College Student

Drug Safety: Yes drugs are always there. You have to know someone that knows someone to get ahold of them. Sometimes at parties there is sources but only if you want them you can partake in those activities.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are very nice

4 College Junior

Computers: The internet could be improved. Usually very slow

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Plenty of places to eat!

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Radford is very close to Christiansburg, Blacksburg, Roanoke, etc. There's never nothing to do.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Sporting events are very fun to attend.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the campus and the people and the small, homey feel.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: No problems, was very simple

2 College Junior

Parking: Having to par across the bridge is very inconvenient.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Whenever I go to a party, someone is either taking drugs or talking about them, and they are drinking.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: Filling out the financial aid is not that hard, but Radford does not give a good amount of financial aid. Instead of giving me financial aid, they wanted me to take out a loan. It's ridiculous!

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys are average looking, and the girls are average looking.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: People in Greek life look down upon those who are not involved with Greek life. Greeks and non-Greeks do not really associate themselves with one another.

1 College Junior

Parking: a parking garage next to campus is needed

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5 College Junior

Greek Life: changed my life for the better

4 College Junior

Academics: the school is very involved in students professional life

5 College Junior

Academics: teachers are very personable and classes are small

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Off campus safety is a concern as the number of sexual assaults are rising rapidly. women are not safe walking alone off campus

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4 College Junior

Computers: the mac labs are awesome

5 College Junior

Nightlife: it is very convenient to go anywhere because everywhere is so close

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love Radford. I was devastated to go at first because I didn't want to go to "a party school". JMU was my dream and I was rejected. I made a plan to transfer after my freshman year but now you couldn't pay me to go anywhere else. The people I've met here have made my life. It's been a great experience and I can't wait until next semester. PLEASE give Radford a chance before you knock it aside.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love my dorm. Yes, it's rundown. The newer dorms (Madison, Jefferson, Washington) are really nice but nothing beats Norwood. My dorm is so social. I love the people I live with and wouldn't trade my experience in Norwood for anything in the world. The other dorms are just not as social as us. We get a ton of kids from other parts of campus coming to hang out.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I will be living in Greenhill apartments next year along with many of my peers. They are beautiful and fully furnished, close to transportation and campus. It's perfect. Check it out.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The frats throw decent parties, the sororities are kind of snobby. It's pretty cliché.


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Kerith Rae
South Africa
Business Management/Public Relations
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Radford University offers an incredibly unique experience in a small-town environment. The small size of the University allows for a much more personal connection with the faculty and other students. Professors make it their mission to create an engaging learning environment, going above and beyond when a student makes the effort to ask for help. Professors are more than willing to write recommendations, assist in classroom issues, and be fantastic sounding boards for academic advancement. The goal of Radford academia is to better the students at all costs. The social life is also a bonus of attending such a small school. With a small population, the majority of students knows one another fairly well. They party together, go to classes together, and spend quality time together during campus activities. The nightlife is a legend among the colleges of Virginia, and the parties are incredible. But, even if you don't like to drink until you can't stand up, there are plenty of things to do like bowling, playing pool or pingpong, or checking out a movie.

The town of Radford is small, but within miles of several hot spots for action. Virginia Tech is 15 minutes away, Roanoke is less than an hour, and there are several mountainous hiking trails and camping areas nearby. What it boils down to is that Radford University is a "what you make of it" experience. If students put in the effort to go to class and engage in out-of-class activities, their time at Radford will be incredible. The friends you make will be lasting connections that continue long after graduation. At the start of college, every student is handed the opportunity to make something great out of their experience, and Radford provides many tools along the way to help students ensure it is worthwhile.

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