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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Radford has a lot of off campus options. Some are very affordable with amenities that are helpful, and can be close to campus. However, some are a few blocks away, do not have washer/dryer, diswasher, etc and can be costly. It is a mix of all of these which just means students need to dedicate time to find the right place for them. Realitors are also very helpful in giving tours and providing information

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is dominate at Radford. Although I am not involved in these social greek organizations, I have chose the academic greek organizations. The Social Greeks provide hazing and a strong stereotype across campus. Even though it is a great way to get involved and meet life long friends, it is not for everyone.

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: They are pretty much the same as every college. Given the area some are more outgoing and friendly.

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2 College Senior

Parking: Parking is close to class and affordable but there are less spots available every year.

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5 College Senior

Greek Life: Radford University is in a small town and Greek life gives people something to do.

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1 College Freshman

Scholarships: ont really understand the process to go through to get financial aid

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1 College Junior

Diversity: Two major groups of people on campus, those from Southwest Virginia, and those from Northern Virginia. Most people are into the same things, and the lack of diversity on campus was why I decided to transfer. There isn't enough free speech, there aren't enough weirdos, and there isn't enough eclectic-ness. Also, almost everyone is in greek life. If you aren't into greek life, I'd look at another school.

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4 College Junior

Majors: I am a Biology major at Radford University. I transferred to Appalachian State University to refine my major, and make it more plant specific, but the program was good for general biology/pre-med students. My career goals are mostly undecided, but I know I want to do research in the field, and do studies on the sustainable harvesting/medicinal benefits of herbs and plants. Biology at Radford is a breeze because of the small class size and hands on help and personal attention you get from your teachers. Concerns about finding a job: so many people are going to college now and majoring in science that I'm concerned about the competition for a job. More motivation to be the best!

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3 College Junior

Transportation: The RU transit can be pretty reliable, and is free, but I get confused about what bus goes where. Public Transportation isn't necessary to get places if you live on campus because campus is so small and easy to get around (which I love!) but is useful for those that live off campus.

College Junior

Majors: I have never had an internship before! I'm sorry my answer is of no help.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The nightlife at Radford is excellent. The bars are always a good time if you are of age, 21. Though there is always opportunities for the underage students as well. There is plenty of house parties to find, though Radford does do a good job in providing other "safe" activities for those who prefer to stay in. For example, movies, games, get together's, etc.

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3 College Sophomore

Technology: The computer labs at Radford University usually has several computers open at a time, though not during exam week. The school also provides five dollars in printing money, which is nice. The only downside to our campuses internet is how slow the connection is.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public transportation is excellent at Radford. The school just added a bus tracker app that you can download on your mobile device. You never have to worry about missing a bus again.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received a small amount of financial aid, hoping to have earned more. I also have a twin sister attending the same college. It would have been nice to receive a a larger sum, but I am also thankful for the amount of money I was granted. The process was very smooth and I could not have asked for a better system.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: We only have one dining hall but it has decent options and it varies from day to day. But there are other place to eat on campus as well as many other places off campus. The Bonnie has a few options like Chick-fil-la and Pink Berry etc.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There is most defiantly a party atmosphere on and around the campus. But no one forces you to go out if you don't want to. BUT if you do want to go out and have fun after a hard day then you shouldn't have much of a problem. It also helps to know people and to take girls with you to get into the good parties

5 College Junior

Majors: There are many different majors to choose from at Radford University and the choices are growing faster each day. I highly recommend Radford University for a student who is looking to achieve an outstanding education and meet new people who may later be your life long friends in the process.

3 College Junior

Majors: I love my program and wouldn't change anything. I am a fashion major and my teachers are always there to help. I am a little worried about finding a job after graduation. The fashion industry is a hard field to get in to.

3 College Junior

Majors: I have not had an internship yet,but I do plan to get one next year. It is required for my major and will make it easier to get a job in my field.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The apartments off campus are somewhat expensive. I pay $430 a month plus utilities. And I have to pay for the apartment during the summer when I'm not their. It would be nice for them to work with the students a little.

3 College Senior

Technology: The Geospatial Science computer labs are up to date and of good quality machines. There are usually several other students working in there and will be willing to help you out if need be as everyone in the major has everyone else's best interest in mind. Overall a good place to learn.

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: Radford University, although it is a smaller campus, has a plethora of activities and general things for students to do including a gym, open spaces for sports not to mention the actual sports fields. The New River flows right next to campus and the Bonnie student center is a great place to hang out with and meet other students.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I receive almost no financial aid. I am a foster child, with no parents or help from the foster care system. I receive the full pale grant but that is it. I am also a first generation college student. The financial aid office never reviewed all of the areas of my financial aid form. They haven't sat down with me and helped me figure out more options or anything like that.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: Personally, as a full time student, I have never had time or an internship. I do plan on having one in the future. My concern is that i will not be able to find one that I enjoy being apart of.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Getting into most majors is relatively easy. Just choose your major and meet your advisor unless you have to get accepted into your program.

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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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