Campus Strictness

Radford, VA
Tuition (in-state)
$20,160 ($8,590)
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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Students aren't allowed to park on campus until after 6pm and some students have class directly at 6 and they need to be able to park on campus because they are taking this late night class. If one were to park on campus before 6pm the parking authorities will give you a ticket. It would be better if students could park on campus a little bit earlier

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I don't see the police much

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Radford doesn't care what any of its students participate in.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: police bust parties for "noise violations" but the school isn't strict

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I agree with all of Radford's rules and regulations.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 649th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1203rd
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1275th
    Best Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kerith Rae
South Africa
Business Management/Public Relations
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Radford is incredibly inflexible when it comes to the rules, regulations, and standards set forth by the Standards of Student Conduct. Rules are ironclad, and punishment is swiftly doled out. Resident assistants (RAs) are enforcers of these rules, and while many students say their RA is cool, there is always one who will not bend or refuses to look the other way. Drugs and drinking are almost considered intolerable offenses, and city and campus police have no time for excuses or explanations. Students are not punished on a case-by-case basis, and nothing is taken on merit. All rules are applied the same way to everyone, no matter the circumstances.

Underage drinking and drug policies have been taken to heart by both the University and the local police, and arrests and charges have been more prevalent in recent years. The school also works with the local police force in order to charge students on campus for any off-campus offenses, such as underage drinking. Many students find these policies unfair, and not a weekend goes by without a story of a police bust at a party and many tickets being handed out.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Drinking underage
  • Parking illegally
  • Using drugs
  • Violating fire codes
Visitation Policies
Guests can stay no more than two consecutive nights. In addition, no more than three guests are allowed per room, unless otherwise permitted by the resident director.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 40 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 41 responses

  • 7% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 10% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 54% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 29% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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