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Reviews 1057 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: It's a beautiful, small campus with very supportive professors. However, the higher-ups seem corrupt. There are also only a few "perks" and the food choices are mediocre at best.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: not much of a party person

3 College Freshman

Administration: Easy to get along with

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Overall the food is great

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received 0 dollars from financial aid. It is going to be a struggle to pay for school but I am sure that I will manage

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I feel as though living in a dorm is a good experience to have, you get to meet new people and to realize what it would be like to live on your own. I think that everyone that is going to a four year college should at least live in a dorm for sometime. It is not like the master bedroom at home but it is something that you are able to live in while getting the education you need.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: It was fairly straight forward and simple. I didn't have to hassle with anyone or anything. I simply submitted my info online and within a couple of weeks I had been notified of my award.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Plenty of options for off campus housing. Just stay in the know early, otherwise you could miss out on some great opportunities

5 College Senior

Party Scene: If you want to go somewhere where you work and party just hard, Radford is the place for you

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Radford is a small town, so you really only have the essentials.

3 College Senior

Administration: You have your individuals who want to see people in trouble and we have those who are more lenient. Really it's just the luck of the draw, however, most folks do not get into too much trouble

4 College Senior

Campus Food: Not bad. I usually just stop in for Chick-fil-a because it's quick and on my way out of the door.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Radford parties go from Wednesday-Saturday although some people start Monday and go all week. It's generally easy to find a party, it's usually the same places throwing a party every week or on their designated days. It can be hard to get into parties if you're a guy because most places enforce ratio which means for every guy, he must have at least three girls with him.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing process is simple and straight forward and you're pretty much guaranteed a spot as long as you do your application as soon as possible and before the deadline. All the dorms have been renovated or are in the process of being renovated. All the dorms have their spots they're closest too but nothing is super super far.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There's many options but make sure you find one early so you can get a place close to campus. If you wait too long you might get stuck in Copper Beech ) which is super far (but really nice).There is a bus that goes from Copper Beech to campus and vice-versa so that's a plus.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There not many options, pretty much pizza places and Chinese food. The cost isn't bad but the delivery minimum can be when you really just wanted one item but it's too far to walk. Some places take RUExpress which is a plus if you don't have any money on your debit/credit card.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Radford is a very laid back place. The most people ever get in trouble for is drugs and alcohol use and even then you'll usually get a warning the first time or the first few times, don't abuse the fact that they give warning the first couple times though. Depending on the severity you could be suspended or expelled though. Besides that, parking can be pretty strict but i've only seen people be ticketed, never towed.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The process wasn't too bad but I didn't get as much aid as I needed. Just follow the instructions and make sure you email or go into to the office if you have any questions.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food isn't bad necessarily but the options are extremely limited, especially on weekends. Eating the same few places gets old really quick.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most people live off campus, but there is not a lot of availability so sign your lease early!

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Very good party scene. Always something to do if you are interested.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Better than eating on campus, but not always worth the money.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Lenient on things they shouldn't be, strict on things they shouldn't be.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid, student accounts, and admissions need to get on the same page!

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Not a lot of good options, mostly fast food and cafeteria style. Not a lot of healthy choices and limited availability on weekends.

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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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