Radford, VA
Radford University


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Kristie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Be open to meeting new people and experiencing different things, but don't lose sight of what you truly believe in. You can b...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Be open to meeting new people and experiencing different things, but don't lose sight of what you truly believe in. You can be responsible and still have fun. It's your choice to make. Make sure you feel comfortable the moment you step foot on campus.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone can attend Radford University and feel at home. The campus is so diverse that there's a place for everyone. Academically-focused individuals and those who aren't can enjoy the campus and find people like themselves.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The students, faculty, and staff make Radford University. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. It's a welcoming community that I'm proud to be a part of.

Megan
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The lawns on Radford's campus are great for playing big outdoor games! It's great to walk outside and see 20 people playing ...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The lawns on Radford's campus are great for playing big outdoor games! It's great to walk outside and see 20 people playing football, kicking a soccer ball, or tossing a frisbee. Radford also has so many kinds of kids that go here that you will find a best friend for sure!

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find the right school is like finding the perfect pair of jeans. There are so many out there, it just takes time to find the one pair that fits you the best. And just because your best friends are going to a different school, or love a different pair of jeans, it doesn't mean that they will fit you the best too. You should expand your horizons and give life a chance to bloom out. Look into colleges that you never thought you would like, and you might be surprised. And please live on campus! Living with the rest of your fellow students is most of the experience. Anyone can take classes at school but to be in college is all about living with a ton of people you don't know and getting to know them. Soon enough, they'll be you new best friends. But with this comes collaboration. In order to get along with anyone in college you have to compromise your ideas, rules, likes and dislikes. College years will be the best of your life and really take advantage of that!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who wants mostly smaller classes with great teacher/student relationships. They should be excited to participate in campus activities and should look forward to joining a club, organization or sports team, because there are so many to choose from.

Heather
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In your search to find the right college, make sure you tour as many colleges as you can. Most colleges are a lot different ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In your search to find the right college, make sure you tour as many colleges as you can. Most colleges are a lot different in person than they are in the brochures. Choose the college that fits you best. If you don't think you'll like going to school at a campus with 20,000 students, tour a smaller school. If you're more of a fast-paced peson, choose a college near a city. If you want a quieter college experience, choose a college in the country. As for making the most of your experience, just have fun. College is what you make it, and you always want to make sure you're having fun and meeting new people. Get involved in sports, join a club, whatever makes you feel like you're fitting in and making new friends!

What's unique about your campus?

There are actually two things I love about Radford. The first one is the beautiful campus. There's plenty of trees, a water fountain, and the whole campus remind you that you are out in the country. The second thing is how friendly everyone is. Everyone here is just so happy to be here and so helpful to new freshman and transfer students. It's like we're one big family.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about Radford is it's reputation. Here in this part of Virginia, Radford is known for being a party school and that's not completely true. Yes there is partying, but that's a typical college. There's no more partying here than at any other college around here, and it's reputation makes it hard for you to get people to take you and your education seriously once they find out where you attend college.

Katelyn
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Radford is a friendly, open place to learn and work.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Radford is a friendly, open place to learn and work.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As corny as it sounds, you will just know when a school is right for you. I came to Radford and knew it once it was place for me. I fell in love with the small class sizes, and dedicated staff. Make a list of things that are important to you, and visit as many schools as possible. But always go with an open mind, the school you are looking for might just be under your nose!

What's unique about your campus?

The people here are very helpful, and will never turn you away.

Ashley
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Radford University is best known for its Business and Pre-Professional degrees and its Graduate Program. Radford works with i...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Radford University is best known for its Business and Pre-Professional degrees and its Graduate Program. Radford works with its' sister school, Virginia Tech, to give students the best knowledge they can provide in specific fields. Radford also has a great study abroad program which familiarizes many students with the global economy.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I would give parents and/or students about finding the right college and making the most of the college experience is first, to find a college campus you connect with. I visited many universities, but Radford University really spoke to me. The campus is beautiful-- full of nature, yet modern with all technological advancements. I think that is probably one of the more important things; if you feel at home on campus, you seem to acheive and learn quicker. Secondly, getting involved is the key to making new friends and connect with the people on your campus. I failed to get involved my first year, and this year, I decided to change my attitude and start networking! It has made me a more energized individual, and I really feel now that my opinions count for something. It really helps your self esteem (believe it or not) to put yourself on the line a bit, and show people the real you.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

The one thing I wish I had known before I came to this school is that is would be really cold in the winter. I was expecting snow and wintery mixes, but it stayed freezing the entire winter. I even slipped a few times because of the ice. Sometimes I did not even want to leave bed to go to classes! However, the spring and fall months here are beautiful and it balances out the bad.

Amy
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

We are our own community with easy access to the VT football games, and atmosphere of city bars and concerts. Hidden, but ac...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

We are our own community with easy access to the VT football games, and atmosphere of city bars and concerts. Hidden, but accessible to anything you'd want to do. Especially nature focused activities.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Even if you do not get the opportunity to attend your number one choice, always remember that college is what you make of it. No matter where you go you will end up with friends and a good education. Do not let the glitz and glimmer of a fancy, expensive institution cause you to go into more debt than you can pay. Pick a school for its strong program in your desired major and have fun. Don't get caught up in the party scene, but be sure to go out and have a good time. Sitting in your room for four years will not make you love your college experience. Go out, go to sporting events, volunteer, join a club team, play intramural sports, see a concert or a band recital. Do everything the school has to offer and you will have no choice but to fall in love with whatever college it is that you picked.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Parking is the worst because it's next to a flooding river and they make you move your car every time it rains.

Shanae
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Radford University is known for being a party school, but I have come to learn that there is so much more to it than partying...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Radford University is known for being a party school, but I have come to learn that there is so much more to it than partying, from the interaction with teachers because of small class sizes, to the great nursing program that we offer.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When finding the right college, do your research! Find out where it's located, and whats around it, what the university population is, how big the class sizes are, and also if you are able to, try to ask some people that went there or go there how they like it. Also if you are interested in playing sports, contact the coach before arriving. You don't have to know exactly what you want to do, but you should definetely have an idea. If you are not receiving a scholarship whether academic or athletic, make sure you will be able to afford to go out of state. Don't waste your time applying to out of state schools and finding out that you got in, only for your parents or whoever to tell you that they can't afford to send you there. Most importantly, when you do find the right college, have fun. So many people get to college and make themselves sick because all they do is study, they have no social life. Make the best out of college, and get involved! Your college years will truly be the best of your life.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

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.

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