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Founded in 1910, Radford University. is a Public college. Located in Virginia, which is a city setting in Virginia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 8,453 full time undergraduate students, and 948 full time graduate students.
The Radford University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 469 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Radford University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at RU are considered Less Selective, with ,70% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 24 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
61% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 22% were in the top quarter, and 6% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Radford University.
157 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.
119 Students rated off-campus housing 3.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
169 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.
170 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.
170 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.
169 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.
169 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
170 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
83 Students rated Radford University
I met the most memorable classmates, dorm mates, professors, co-workers and locals while I attended Radford University. These friendships and relationships changed my life for the better and Radford, VA has a huge piece of my heart. I even met my husband while going to school here and my younger sister transferred from her college to Radford University to attend with me because it just reminds us of home. As far as academics went, I studied Design with a concentration on Fashion and I felt like our Department was more focused on the Interior Design studies and Fashion Design students were always an after thought, but this has most-likely shifted since I attended.
I like it as my first college.it is a good school to recommend as someone first college. The staff is very nice and fixable with the time and will try to help you out. The staff their also do their best to help you around campus and the professor make sure you understand before moving on to the next thing.
I believe I am going to love it at Radford and I can’t wait to spend the next four years of my life there. When I visited the campus for the first time it was raining and my tour guide got me a umbrella she was so nice and helpful and really encouraged me to apply to the honors program and I got in. I can’t wait to meet all my new friends
If you’re looking for a place to call home then Radford University is the place for you. Radford gives you the stretch to become who you want and find yourself while attending. The i are accommodating and are very helpful when asking and needed help.
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I really think that anyone would enjoy being at this school. I belive that anyone in a frame of mind of learning and enjoying its surroundings would love to be at Radford University. If a person that is quiet and reserved may meet their match that is upbeat and outgoing. A person that loves life, getting involved, socializing, learning all they can, and enjoys the outdoors, then Radford University is the right place to be. Anyone that would come from a big high school to Radford would enjoy the one on one time and someone from the opposite would too.
Radford University is beautiful and the all around atmosphere is great.
I wish I had of known about the area surrounding Radford, there is not too much to do in the town, most of the attractions such as the mall, restaurants, and other places to hang out are outside of the town of Radford.
The town outside of campus is small, not much to do unless you travel blacksburg or christiansburg, va
One who is looking for low tuition costs, someone who wants to fit in, its easier to get scholarships
The opportunity for extra curricular activities
Radford University is well known for formally being an all girls school. Also that we use to be affiliated with Virginia Tech when they were an all boys school. We are also known for being partiers and being able to pre-game harder than most people can party.
I brag most to my friends about how small my classes are, how cool my teachers are, and how close my classes are to each other.
It's a smaller school which means smaller classes and more one on one time with the professors. You can really get to know the professors and the other students in your classes.
Transferring schools has been the most frustrating thing because of all the credits needed at Radford that weren't necessary at my previous University.
A lot of students in dorms leave their doors open and they all talk to each other as they walk by. there isn't a whole lot off campus, but it's nice in the spring to go to the local park and hang out by the river and sometimes go swimming in it. A tradition Radford University had is the annual Fall Highlander Fest. There are traditional games like stone tossing, food, games, a music therapy drum circle, performances and shops. There is a small suburban area only 15 minutes away from Radford and has a lot to do.
Radford is known as a huge party school. Though there are a few parties held off-campus it doesn't really effect those that stay on campus. For the most part there aren't any problems with noise of drunk people walking around campus or sirens from cop cars.
The academics here can be a little challenging but with the help of the professors and the tutoring center you can pass with no problem.
The school is a perfect size. Its not too small but not at all too big. The classes aren't taught by grad students and the classes are never bigger than like 75 people, MAX. People tend to associate Radford with a party school, but it really has a lot more to offer. In this day and age, the only school that isn't a party school is like BYU! There is fun stuff to do on campus, such as the $1 movie theater, the bowling alley, the New River, the billiards room, and much more. We always have fun campus sponsered activities. The town of Radford is really small though and can be boring at times. The closest mall is about 10 mins. away. I would never choose another school. I am so happy here and am proud to say I am a highlander.
Comfortable for two students, three is a bit much but it happens. A few have A/C, others are being renovated now to update the rooms and bathrooms and add air conditioning.
The beautiful mountains and a cute town.
I chose Radford for it's specialization in Education. If you want to be a teacher in VA, Radford is the college for you! They have a GREAT 5 year master's program. I also chose Radford for it's perfect size and unity. The teachers know me by name, not just a number. The students here are friendly and fun, not just party-goers. And lastly, I chose Radford for it's smalltown feel, which reminds me of home.
No! There are your share of slutty girls and party boys, but find me a college that doesn't have that. And there are parties every weekend but they are just as big if not as big as say Tech and JMU. The professors are so great and the class sizes are very small so you really get one on one with your prof. The class work is just as rigorous as any other school and we have an awesome education program which is why most people go there. And for the record most people I know got into other good schools and still chose radford for the small classes, friendly atmosphere, and great professors.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
79% of students
attending Radford University receive some sort of financial aid.
35% were awarded federal grants.
While 66% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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