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Reviews 1058 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: off-campus dining is slim. Nothing amazing, very little selection. Also not many healthy choices.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Housing is fairly close to campus, walk-able but buses run if you need them. They are safe and if you find the right places are affordable.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Rains a lot and it can be very chilly in the winter. Make sure you have an umbrella.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: New buildings are super clean. The older dorms could use some help though. Very excited for the new fitness building to be completed.

4 College Freshman

Technology: Tech people at Radford are great and are always willing to help. The wireless access is sometimes a pain though.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Buses run all the time and they are great for going to the next town over or to the mall or wal-mart

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The buildings are fairly new and the campus is walk able.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Events are going on all the time on campus. There is always something to do and the movies on campus are awesome!

3 College Freshman

Parking: There are hardly any spot on campus to park.

5 College Freshman

Academics: They offer great internships and are very helpful.

5 College Freshman

Academics: We have the best professors in the design program.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not into the whole Greek life.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid was not difficult to get.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone seems nice and caring.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: There is not much to do off-campus which is a bummer.

4 College Freshman

Administration: They care about the students and want to keep the students safe.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: THERE ISNT A NIGHT LIFE

1 College Freshman

Local Area: DONT GO HERE THERES NOTHING TO F****** DO

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I work at the financial aid office at my university so to me I know exactly what to do when it comes to filling out the FASFA and it is easy to me

5 College Student

Campus Quality: Maybe I'm being biased but I think Radford University is the best school. We have really good and challenging academic programs for students, and we aren't an Ivy League school, but that doesn't mean our students don't work just as hard for their education. The social scene is fairly decent, and most people like to go out and have fun with their friends, so social scenes and campus life is really fun. As far as unique opportunities go, Radford does offer travel abroad programs, but I don't know of any other major opportunities we offer.

5 College Student

Campus Quality: Student life is fun, because there is usually always something to do whether it be on campus bowling, or a movie on campus, most organizations and clubs have things to do that fill up one's free time. The library is a great place to go for studying and it's five stories so there usually isn't a problem finding a space during finals week. We also have two other large buildings that serve the library purpose so student centers and studying is never a problem.

4 College Student

Greek Life: Greek life is great! Greeks definitely throw the big keggers and parties, but it isn't the only option for campus parties, etc.. Radford Greek life plays a big role on campus as far as their philanthropies and charity events go, and typically students who want to join or be apart of Greek life are excited for it, but those who don't wish to join are usually indifferent. As far as housing go, Radford does have chapter houses, but you don't have to live there. Some Greek members do, but it's usually five or six member of that organization living there, and the rest typically live in off campus apartments.

3 College Student

Scholarships: I didn't apply for many scholarships before my first semester, and I feel like this was a big mistake. College (no matter where you go) is expensive, and in order to go most people need some form of a scholarship and student loans. My experience with student loans was alright, but next semester I have to apply on my own for student loans and hope to be approved without a cosigner and no established credit of my own. Personally financial aid has been hard, but it all depends on most families financial status and what they can afford.

2 College Student

Parking: The parking for Radford is terrible, they need to create lots closer to student dorms. If you live in a dorm room, then the place students park is about half a mile, to a mile away from campus walking distance.

3 College Student

Administration: There are strict policies about serious things like honor codes, parking, drinking, etc.. but all seriousness aside Radford is a pretty lenient place. As long as you aren't caught drinking on campus or underage, or doing drug use most of the police are very nice and understanding so long as you are respectful.

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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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