Location
Radford, VA
Undergrads
8,023
Tuition (in-state)
$20,160 ($8,590)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 831 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Student

Guys & Girls: Radford definitely has a lot of cute guys, and some students are preppy, but it all depends on the people you meet, and which "group" you like to associate with. I would definitely say the students of Radford like to party, but as far as relationships go they can be hard to come by.

3 College Student

Transportation: Radford Transit runs Thursday afternoon through Saturday evening, but that's the worst part about it is that it only runs during the weekend. The weekend bus is to take students to Virginia Tech, or to the larger city outside of Radford, but during the regular week there is always a bus running to take students to local places like Walmart or Kroger. The transportation at Radford is alright, but at least the student's are able to ride for free which is a benefit.

4 College Student

Drug Safety: Yes there will be people at every school who drink or do drugs, but Radford has a strict no tolerance policy for anyone caught using or abusing drugs in any way, shape or form.

3 College Student

Academics: My major (Communications) isn't that stressful of a major. That is to say, it isn't as hard as Nursing or Criminal Justice majors, but it does have it's ups and downs. My workload isn't difficult, because my motto is, "Once you're assigned something, GET IT DONE". As far as the curriculum goes, my schedule consists mostly of classes for intro to communications, etc... And for my major specifically, I am required to complete a two year internship for my major before I can graduate.

4 College Student

Academics: Like any other school there will be both good and bad reviews about one's college professors, and although every school has their share of bad profs, Radford is an excellent school for academics! The professors are great and very caring, especially since Radford is a smaller school, and the workload all depends on each students' major. One of the more popular subject areas for majors are: Nursing, Criminal Justice, Teaching and Communications.

3 College Student

Computers: Radford University has fairly new computers placed throughout campus, so doing work in the library or in various labs on campus isn't placed at a technological setback.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: I really like my dorm that I live in, and despite it being one of the older dorms on campus it's still pretty nice! All of the other dorms have been newly renovated, so the housing on campus is fairly adequate.

3 College Student

Weather: The weather in the winter is extremely cold, but this is mostly because Radford is located in the mountains.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: The only thing that is really noticed is the drinking

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3 College Junior

Academics: It is a lot of work. Not very fun. Lots of projects.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Most professors are genuinely helped. However; some can be mean.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Crowded allowing only a few students close to campus.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Some parts of campus are lit better than others. I have only heard things about the student health center. I have never been.

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2 College Junior

Parking: The only place to park is down by a river that every so often decides to flood. Parking is far away from everything except the basketball stadium.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: There is not a large amount of places to choose from. They are also all on one side of campus. Good atmosphere when the townees are not around.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There has never been a time at Radford where I have felt even remotely unsafe

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3 College Freshman

Weather: So unpredictable, it will be cold and then randomly be in the seventies for a week in December.

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: The Greek life here is pretty prevelant, awesome girls and guys in each sorority and fraternity

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: The library is huge and has a space for everyone to go.

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5 College Freshman

Computers: A computer is almost always available when you need one

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus on campus takes you pretty much everywhere you need to go. The mall, the movies, walmart, tech

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Tech is near by and there is a bus that brings you there for free on the weekends, not much other than that though.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Did not receive any aid even though I do believe it would have been extremely helpful

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The Chinese restaurant here, Lin's house, is to die for. Best Chinese food I've ever had

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I have met the best girls of my life at this school, needless to say they are all gorgeous.

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Kerith Rae
Hometown
South Africa
Major
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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