Diversity

Location
Radford, VA
Undergrads
8,023
Tuition (in-state)
$20,160 ($8,590)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Freshman

Diversity: people dont really talk about politics much

4 College Freshman

Diversity: there is an average amount of diversity you are not judged for being different

3 College Senior

Diversity: There are many international students that increase the diversity, however, I wish there was more diversity!

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There's not much diversity here, like they showed in the pictures online of students.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: It's what you would expect. Mostly white campus (although other populations are increasing), nobody is really blatantly rich here, LGBTQ community is increasing but not a huge voice on campus. Walking around campus it's mostly girls in leggings and UGGs.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kerith Rae
Hometown
South Africa
Major
Business Management/Public Relations
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The average student at Radford University is white, heterosexual, female, middle to upper class, and Republican. However, this doesn't mean that there isn't diversity on campus. Student organizations are constantly striving for more diversity, and clubs promoting awareness, tolerance, and international issues are very easy to find. The University sponsors an international and intercultural week every year to promote awareness of other cultures and nationalities. International students often provide recipes from home or spread the word about their country at several events planned for campus.

La Sociedad Hispanica has hosted several salsa and Latin dance classes. The Radford University bookstore sells shirts that benefit Darfur, and students often speak out for social action. The College Republicans and Young Democrats have very active mailing lists and meetings, and encourage college students to participate in the selection of members of local, state, and federal government. Religious clubs and organizations are plentiful on Radford's campus, especially those of the Christian faith. There are several different clubs that include worship, weekend retreats, and weekly meetings. Radford is very open to the formation of clubs that promote diversity in religion, race, sexual preference, and politics.

Facts & Statistics

African American
7%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
3%
International
1%
Native American
0%
White
84%
Unknown
3%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
9%
Common States of Residence
  • Florida
  • Foreign countries
  • Maryland
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 2%
18-19: 41%
20-21: 34%
22-24: 17%
25+: 7%
Female Faculty
48%
Male Faculty
52%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 5%
Hispanic: 1%
International: 2%
Native American: 0%
White: 90%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
There is a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, and straight ally activist club on campus. Members work hard to bring change to the University by dispelling myths and minimizing prejudice. Its goal is to make Radford a school without labels and free of ignorance.
Political Activity
There are two active clubs supporting politics: College Republicans and Young Democrats. Both organizations are pretty active and have tables at the club fair, hold meetings, and email information and minutes of meetings to all who are interested.
Economic Status
Most Radford students are middle or upper class.
Most Common Religions
Most students are Christian or Catholic. Mass is held every Sunday on campus, and there's a very involved Catholic club. There are also several Christian or Christianity-based clubs. Only one Jewish club has managed to make its way onto Radford's list of organizations.
Minority Clubs on Campus
La Sociedad Hispanica is the local Spanish society which works to promote Hispanic awareness on the Radford campus.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 44 responses

  • 2% Libertarian
  • 27% Not sure
  • 2% Very conservative
  • 23% Conservative
  • 14% Moderate
  • 30% Liberal
  • 2% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 44 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 5% Very conservative
  • 16% Conservative
  • 16% Moderate
  • 45% Not sure
  • 14% Liberal
  • 5% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 44 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 43 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 45 responses

  • 2% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 7% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 36% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 56% Very accepting.
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