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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: You can find some options but the choices are definitely limited and get pretty old after awhile

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My dorm had plenty of space and was in a decent condition. The bathrooms are a little nasty. Cleaning staff is absolutly wonderful. Plenty of opportunities for social events on campus. everything is pretty accessible.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm transferring; I think that's about all I need to say.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Radford alumni are very active on campus and they are very into hiring Radford graduates so your chance with them is really good. I personally don't think that future employers seeing a degree from Radford University will really make much of a difference; it's not a very well-known school and it's not super academically challenging.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: Being a fashion or interiors major means a lot of work that doesn't seem to relate to your future but somehow it does. Some weeks the workload is overwhelming while others are pretty relaxed. The curriculum is nice and of course varies depending on your major. Some facilities are really nice and new while others could use an update. If you do well in your classes, you get a lot of opportunities and if you work really hard, it's pretty easy to find an internship or job.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: I feel like some professors don't put enough pressure on the students to do well. Some students just think they can slip by without attending class or putting in much effort and the teachers are fine with that. This is completely understandable because it's not the professors job to make sure students are putting in the work, but they also don't often reward the students who really do try their hardest.

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2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The student body is my biggest problem with Radford. It's very hard to meet and get to know people because they don't seem interested in forming friendships often. They aren't very outgoing but once you talk to them, they'll typically talk back. There are some attractive guys but most are average. Girls seem judgmental but if you're nice to them, then they'll sometimes reciprocate.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: Like any school, some people will get on you for drinking or having drugs in the dorms, while others (usually RA's who want to be liked) will look the other way. Police have no presence; I've heard of them giving out parking tickets but I haven't actually seen police except when they're in their cars. Attendance policies really vary among teachers, some care more than others. And parking is super limited and it's a pretty far walk so you may find yourself walking a long distance late at night alone. Commuters have really convenient parking and they're very strict about handing out tickets.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms really vary in quality; for example, Muse houses over a thousand freshman, has no AC, and frequently has fire drills in which 13 floors worth of people have to evacuate quickly. But then there's Moffett, which has a nice kitchen and lounge on every floor, individual bathrooms, and pretty good-size rooms. Living on campus puts you near the little bit of action that there is, like events and stuff.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: For me, the cost of my apartment is $300/month with a utilities and internet bill. It was easy to find and I live with three other roommates.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The fast and affordable on a college budget off-campus places include cookout, wendys, sheetz, hardees, lins house (chinese), and long john silvers.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: Campus is strict, but I'm glad it is as far as social events go. I feel like the teachers are a bit too strict on attendance.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid has given me so many problems. I did not receive any scholarships and am here only on loans.

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1 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are so many different places to choose from you think you'd never get tired of them. There's Chik-fil-a, Wild Greens (byo salad), a new chinese place, Starbucks, Papa Johns, Wendy's, Au Bon Pain (health but pricey place ~15 for a whole meal). But by second year, I am so sick of everything on campus. All the food tastes disgusting after a while except maybe Papa Johns but eating pizza everyday is unhealthy. And then there's Dalton Dining. Dalton is like your typical dining cafeteria. There's a homemade section, hot dog/hamburger section, vegetarian/gluten free section, pizza section, salad/wrap section, sandwich station, breakfast foods section, and desserts. And if you have any meat there at all you get sick to your stomach. Plus DD is only open certain hours of the day and costs $9 to eat there.

For the flex junior meal plan, it costs ~$900 for ~$300 flex cash. You get half price each time you eat. So a $2 burger is $1 in flex money but in real money its $3. Total ripoff.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Each building is different. The tallest building is 13 stories and the shortest is four. Each have different proximity to classes depending on the student and each have their own separate amenities.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Everywhere off campus isn't bad, and considering it's mostly the only options on the weekend unless you go to the store and have a kitchen to cook in.

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3 College Junior

Administration: Radford is really strict when it comes to underage drinking or drugs in the dorms, they take those offenses very seriously. Parking is pretty strict as well, and they abide by the honor code, which is very understandable.

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2 College Junior

Scholarships: I've fought with financial aid every year over getting anything at all. I've gotten 2 scholarships from the university over the course of attending 3 years. I've had to take out multiple student loans and my parents have taken out many parent plus loans to help me pay for school. I've applied to as much scholarships as I can and hardly receive any, and it's really discouraging when people who hardly work to maintain a good GPA and party all the time, receive the most financial aid help or work study positions. I don't know how the financial aid department can get better, but something needs to be done. It takes quite a while to even talk to anyone or have questions answered.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: I don't party all that much, but when I do go out I always tend to find a good place to party.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: All of the places besides the actual dining hall are really decent. I like eating in Dalton sometimes, but you really have to catch it on a good day because otherwise everything is bland or just doesn't taste good or possibly not cooked fully.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty clean. I lived in them freshman year, but for sophomore and junior year I've lived in on campus apartments and I love them. It's a 3 bedroom and 2 bath with a kitchen and living room. I also have a commuter meal plan so whenever I don't feel like cooking I can just walk to campus and eat on campus as well.

3 College Freshman

Academics: It depends what classes, some are demanding and there are others that are a joke compared to the ones that are more demanding.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The campus is so beautiful! The bonnie is always a good place to hang out especially during the weekends.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone pretty much looks the same because everyone dresses the same and have the same ideals.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like the size of the campus. It's easy to get around. At first, you feel like you'll get lost but after a while, you get used to everything and the campus feels smaller than it already is. Though I think the overall reputation of the school is a huge downer and people who don't live up to it are just automatically part of the reputation just from hearing the school's name.

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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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