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  • 01/03/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 out of 16 people found this review useful. 1 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    RU is great for students with a strong will to learn and are willing to sacrifice time in order to obtain the grades they deserve.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to apply for all the scholarships you can get yours hands on! Even the smallest scholarship can make a difference on that tuition bill.

    Bang for the buck

    Depending on the program, RU's tuition, boarding, and meal plans are all student-specific and provide many options so students are able to pay for all the bills that head their way during their time at Radford. All the options are superb for students that need financial need, RU is willing to work with students in order for them to pay for their bills while in school.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the cozy feeling of the campus and am literally 5 minutes or less from all the buildings on campus, depending on the weather of course. All the faculty and staff are interested in making each student feel at home which is a bonus for out of state students.

    Am learning a lot

    Professors are willing and able to help students during his or her specificed office hours. The stronger your will to learn, the more you will gain from each course.

  • 06/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 15 people found this review useful. 2 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Liberal arts, self motivated, those who want a big school with a small school feel

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't overload yourself with too many classes. You have four years to do everything!

  • 07/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 12 people found this review useful. 3 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who would feel overwhelmed in a large school. Those who like to work closely with their peers and professors. Liberal Arts students. Students that would appreciate the surrounding history, and beautiful mountains.

    Tips for prospective students

    Radford University is not a difficult place to get used to. It is not large and overbearing, but it isn't so small that you will know everybody, either. Get to know all of your professors if you plan on attending this college, they will help you out tremendously. However, I can't say that this is the most diverse community that can be found on a college campus, it is certainly not inhospitable. Also, don't listen to people who say that Radford is just a party school. Of course there are parties just like any other University in Virginia, but it's nothing special in that respect.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's a nice school, but since I don't have a car when I'm there I sometimes feel bored being in the same place.

    Am learning a lot

    With diligent studying and hard work I have gotten a good start to my education here. The important thing is to realize that if you do work hard, you will still have time for fun and relaxation.

  • 07/10/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 4 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great challanging programs in the sciences, fashion, business, Sport, Excercise, and health education, psychology, and more. Basically whatever your interested in they have it and it will be a great learning experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't want to learn anything don't come here because the staff really challanges you to actually work hard. It is mistakened for a party school but learning is the biggest priority and the professors will go out of their way to help you learn. Don't get me wrong, there are parties going on all tday everyday, but it is a great school to come to if you want a great education.

  • 07/26/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 5 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Radford University is a place for students who want to be challenged inside and outside of the classroom. For those students who want to make everlasting friendships. For those students who would love to learn in a beautiful environment. For those students looking a smaller college to broaden their horizon.

    Tips for prospective students

    Radford University has the reputation for being a party school but that is not the case. There are parties at every university and Radford does not party any more or harder than any other school. The professors’ objective is to not only teach you enough to pass exams, but information that you will use in life. As a prospective student, I would visit the campus before making a decision because the university has more to offer you than what’s in a brochure. When coming to Radford, my advice would to get involved in the clubs and organizations on campus. By getting involved you have the opportunity to meet new people and learn more about yourself.

  • 11/30/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 6 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to finish homework THE DAY YOU RECIEVE IT if possible. It's a lot easier to finish not only because you have just gone over the material, but also because the next day you have a certain class, new material will be covered, prompting you to forget old material for the homework. Time management is also very important. Enough though your classes are very important, make sure to make some time for your friends and to relax. It will significantly help in the long run, and will help to keep yourself less stressed.

    Bang for the buck

    The best part about Radford University has to be how friendly everyone is. Making new friends and finding people to help you in your classes is very easy. The friends you make here will last a life time. The campus is also close to a lot of food places and it's only about 10 minutes by car to Wal-Mart. You only have to walk 20 minutes to make your way down to the New River, which is really great for swimming, and for hanging out with your friends on the weekends. The dorms give you your own personal space, and give students the opportunity to meet a lot of people.

    Am enjoying being here

    Radford has such a BEAUTIFUL campus! There are so many trees and flowers on campus that make the surrounding area seem so elegant and trendy. Even though some of the buildings are old, they look homely and welcoming. We are big on recycling and not wasting, so the campus is always kept very nice, neat, and clean. It's a big enough campus that you can avoid people when needed, but it's small enough that you can see your friends and peers everyday. It only takes about 10 minutes to walk from one side of the campus to the other, so going to class is a breeze, even if you're running a little bit late.

    Am learning a lot

    Radford University has some of the best professors I have ever encountered who teach in very inventive and interesting ways that help with retaining information, no matter what the subject is. When difficulties in a classroom occur, the LARC has fantastic tutors that take students step-by-step with material.

  • 07/30/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 7 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    If you come to Radford you'll be able to have plenty of opportunites to be involved with on-campus organizations, clubs, teams, volunteer work, parties, socializing events - especially our Highlander Festival, and job opportunites. There are plenty of outdoor activities available as well. This small town has everything a large campus can offer without the crowd.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at a school where I am not just a statistic, but the professors actually know my name and make time to help me. Even though there isn't much to do in Radford, Christiansburg and Blacksburg are only 15-20 minutes down the road.

    Am learning a lot

    Not only have I been learning in the classroom, but, surprisingly, this small town has provided me oppurtunities to learn about other cultures and diverse people.

  • 12/02/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 8 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    You need a level head to come here in my opinion. With the parties all around campus you have to be able to know the balance between fun and studying or you will be left behind in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Save your quarters now, laundry costs a lot.

    Bang for the buck

    There are all sorts of clubs and activities on campus all the time. It is so much fun to be here during the year. You also really get an amazing education with the professors here.

    Am enjoying being here

    My only complaint was not choosing my roommate freshman year and not being able to choose my suite mates the next.

    Am learning a lot

    Professor here don't weigh you down with tons of work for the entire semester and are always there to help if you ask. Many of them are always willing to make time to help a struggling or curious student. Very few of them can be hard to handle, work load and lack of instruction wise.

  • 12/03/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 9 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -Great for students interested in nursing, education, criminal justice, etc. Radford offers so many awesome majors. -Great for students who want a good balance between learning and having a good time. -Great for students who like the small town feel with fairly easy access to bigger cities. -Great for students who want to get connected and involved on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit the campus!! My recommendation would be to come more than once if you can. Come in the winter when everything is lit up for the holidays and we're all huddled into Starbucks drinking hot chocolate. Then come back in the spring when everyone is laying outside enjoying the sunshine, playing sports, etc. It's practically impossible not to fall in love with the atmosphere of RU. The school offers daily guided tours and you can come in and talk to the admissions office any time. There are tons of groups on Facebook for RU students, so try to connect with some people there that can show you around campus in a less official way than the tour guides would. Getting familiar with the school will be your biggest help in applying and being successful once you're here.

    Bang for the buck

    I know a lot of people that came to Radford either because the price was cheaper than most other schools or because they got good scholarships. Radford is not an expensive school to begin with, and they offer a lot of help for their students. Many new students receive scholarships their first year, and beyond that everyone is eligible to apply for foundation scholarships. They also provide lots of opportunities for work on campus to help pay for things like personal expenses. Putting your money towards the education is obviously worth it, but there are so many other great aspects as well. For example, we have great dorm buildings (no hall bathrooms and AC available) and an awesome meal plan that gives you a ton of variety (Starbucks and Chik-Fil-A included!) It's totally worth the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I can't imagine finding a school that I love more than RU. I feel like I'm not only a student at school, but part of a community. There are so many ways for a student to get involved on campus and make connections. The SGA is really active and they hold all kinds of fun events like ice cream socials, movie nights, build a bear days,etc. We have so many clubs and organizations on campus it would be almost impossible to not be interested in at least one of them. Some examples include environmental club, RU Outdoors, clubs for almost any major offered, Greek life, CRU, and GSA, just to name a few. Radford also offers a game room, bowling alley, and a movie theatre for students, and there's always something going on around campus. The community in and around Radford is phenomenal and there's always something to do.

    Am learning a lot

    Radford has such a great learning atmosphere. The professors here are always willing to work with students inside and outside of class to make sure that you're confident about the material you're learning. The school also provides a Learning Assistance Resource Center for students to get free tutoring from other students, as well as great studying facilities. I strongly believe that Radford does a wonderful job facilitating learning in every way possible.

  • 12/29/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 10 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    1. Don't try to memorize school work. Learn it, read it. 2.Friends, parties, and socializing is not your top priority 3.Be a smart spender.

    Bang for the buck

    There are so many perks to this school. With the flex meal plan all of the dining areas are half off. I usually get an entire meal from Wendy's for about $1.50! With all the activities going on on campus, there is always something to do. There are learning centers and tutors available around the clock to help with school work. Everything you need is right there waiting for you.

    Am enjoying being here

    Radford has an amazing campus. It is fairly small, but big enough to get to know plenty of people. The whole campus is a walkable distance, about 10 minutes from one side to the other. There is always something to do, whether it is a Basketball game at the Dedmon Center, or a Bash at the Bonnie. You'll never be bored.

    Am learning a lot

    I am currently a freshman and a business managements major here and most of the core requirements are pretty easy. Core, the English part of the curriculum is a great class. It doesn't have a lot of students, so professor-student time is intimate. The hardest courses so far I would have to say are Math and Economics. If you are not good in either, it is good to get a tutor and actually read your books. You definitely cannot just memorize what you go over in these classes.

  • 01/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't toss it out because it is known as a party school. There is much more to RU than that.

    Bang for the buck

    There is plenty of aid available, especially for in-state students. I am not having to pay a dime!

    Am enjoying being here

    It is a nice town in a good area. The campus is clean and very environmentally concerned. It is a great size for the college experience.

    Am learning a lot

    Don't be fooled by this school's reputation. If you want to be challenged and learn, there is many many ways to do it.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Radford has blue station emergency lights set up throughout campus for students. It allows student to contact Radford's Police Department when they do not feel safe and they will come to their location in a very quickly matter. I believe this is a very awesome idea, because it give students a source to use if they are not comfortable with using their cell phone to call for help/

    Greek Life

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Delta Sigma Theta Sigma Kappa Sigma Sigma Sigma

    Clubs and Activities

    Resident Hall Association LEAD Scholar The national society of leadership and success Student Government Association

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The bonnie is the main student hang out, where most of the events on campus happen. Students are constantly in and out of the bonnie, so you are always bound to see someone you know.

    Bang for the buck

    Radford creates a warm environment where students can come and feel comfortable. Students are able to meet that group of friends who share the same interest as them, but do not necessarily have the same background. It opens up many doors of opportunities for students with the interacting and small class room settings. Professors are able to learn their students names, so the class could seem more intimate.

    What to do for fun

    Radford offers many activities for students to participate in year long. Students are able to take a part of the bowling and movie areas that are free to students for little to no charge.

    Food and Dining

    The food here at Radford is awesome. You are given a variety of choices to choose from on a daily basis, so there is no getting sick of the same thing. You are able to expand your horizon from seafood salad to philly cheese steaks.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm is a very different environment that shapes your personality for the better. You are able to see how others live, culturally and socially. It helps you learn more about yourself as a person by living and sharing a space with a stranger. Once you are able to adjust to the living environment, then dorm life transforms into your real life. At first, it may seem very rocky but Radford offers many clubs ad organizations that will help you get involved in your own dorm, such as Resident Hall Association. (RHA)

    Academic Rigor

    The

    Tips for prospective students

    I encourage prospective students to get to know their professors and take advantage of all the clubs and organizations the school has to offer.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy the education environment here at Radford University, because I am able to connect with my professors on a personal level outside of the class room. I find it beneficial that my professors have high experience in the subjects they teach. For example, all of my criminal justice professors have experienced a career in either police work, law enforcement, paralegal, law, lawyer and more.

  • 12/01/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who don't want to be just a face in the lecture. People who like the idea of a self-contained campus. People who are interested in getting involved on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not let Radford's previous reputation fool you. Radford is the complete college experience, and it is what you make it. It's small, self-contained, and provides students with a look at the real world in a somewhat controlled situation. I have had the best overall experience I think I could possibly have at Radford, and I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. I love that the professors know you by name, and I love that there are so many different activities and clubs for students to get involved in. My biggest tip: Make sure to sit in the front of your lectures. It's a big class, and you don't want to just be another face in the crowd.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really love Radford. It is a beautiful area and I have met some really great people.

    Am learning a lot

    I am constantly learning things at Radford. It is the complete college experience.

  • 10/23/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    radford is good for people who want to do good academically, because it’s not a party school like some people think it is. however, it is also fine socially, it’s easy to meet and make new friends in and out of your major, whether you join different clubs, a sorority, or just meet friends in your dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are a prospective student, i recommend that you contact your roommate as soon as you receive their information, so you each know what the other is bringing. that way you won’t bring two of something that you aren’t allowed to have, like a microwave. you should also save money up or give your parents a warning that payments for the fall semester, actually start in june.

    Bang for the buck

    radford is a really good school for the money, it allows you to live on campus, get food discounts, and get a great education. by being a medium sized campus, you can get to know your professors on a personal level, and if you get involved with research, then the school will actually pay for your plane tickets, food, and etc.

    Am enjoying being here

    Being at Radford has given me the ability to be more social by joining different clubs. Radford offers both academic clubs and social clubs. If you are the type of person who wants to join a sorority or fraternity, then those are also available. I am the treasurer and secretary of Radford’s Premed Club, which allows the members to tour different Medical schools and be able to have workshops so that students can do better on the MCATs. Radford also has an Honors Society that I am a member of, which holds picnics and allows you to register early for classes. Another club is the Club for College of Science and Technology (CSAT); this club goes on trips such as Washington D.C. to visit the Smithsonian, the National Observatory in West Virginia, and picnics at the local park. The chemistry club is not only for chemistry majors, but for anyone who has an interest in chemistry. The chemistry club holds chemistry shows for the local elementary school as well as shows for the university, they also hold picnics with the CSAT Club.

    Academic Rigor

    the professors are very helpful and are always there if you need them to reinforce something that you can’t remember. there is also the learning assistance and resource center that offers free tutoring by your peers, if you don't understand the material, or the professors intimidate you. all professors have office hours so they can help you and they are also available by e-mail to answer any questions that you may have.

  • 11/29/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone interested in liberal arts, nursing, psychology, and education especially. But any student looking for a big school with a small feeling, great organizations to get involved in, and just an overall cozy atmosphere.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved upon starting school your first semester! It definitely makes making friends a whole lot easier! Also, don't let the party school reputation turn you away. Yes, just like any college or university, there are parties over the weekends and some during the week, but it IS a dry campus, so the partying takes place outside of school. Also, if you don't want to get involved in the partying, you might not even notice that it has a party school reputation. Keep in mind that Radford University is a school that focuses on it's students and academics - NOT it's football team!

    Bang for the buck

    You most definitely get your money's worth while attending Radford University. There are numerous housing options on campus, including dorms with and without air conditioning (living without air conditioning isn't as bad as you would think!). The professors are great and it's obvious as to which ones really DO enjoy teaching and challenging students. The resources on campus are fantastic, like a library that's open until midnight (and all night during finals!) as well as a building that's open all but a few hours one day during the week for those all night study sessions, or just a quiet place to read a text book. The dining options are also nice too, and it's definitely easy to mix things up a bit.

    Am enjoying being here

    The overall atmosphere at Radford University is absolutely fantastic, and one of the big aspects that drew me to the university initially. It's a growing school with a small school feeling, and the students are really friendly and want you to get involved in their organizations. It's really nice attending a school where you're more than just a number or statistic, and your professors, college advisor, and even vice provost of admissions knows you by name.

    Am learning a lot

    I am most definitely learning a lot here at Radford University. The professors really do stress coming to them during their office hours if you need help, or just want to talk about the subject matter of the class, or being gone over during a certain class period.

  • 02/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who like the outdoors and enjoy being on a smaller campus and interacting with their class will absolutely love it here.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best way to get into Radford is to make decent grades and really be passionate in the essay questions.

    Bang for the buck

    The dorms are a good size compared to other colleges, the food is good, the classes are well-taught and there are free services offered such as aerobic classes, counseling and bowling.

    Am enjoying being here

    Radford is a great place to live. The campus is gorgeous and people are always hanging out on the quads. The students are really nice and friendly. There's a lot of events going on and always something to go to. There's even yummy places to eat.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are interested in their classes and interested in hearing from the students. That makes me a better student and the fact that all my teachers are available for meetings makes learning easier.

  • 04/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    .Nursing students .Education students .Nutrition students

    Tips for prospective students

    .Study hard .Get textbooks in advance .Meet with your professors often! .Get involved

    Bang for the buck

    Radford University offers one of the most reasonable tuition rates in the state! A private college 45 minutes away costs way MORE than what I pay here and they have way LESS things at their school.

    Am enjoying being here

    Radford(the city) is a small town with not much built up here. BUT the school offers so much to do on campus. I can not count on my hands how many times I done something FREE, gotten something FREE, or eaten something FREE! The concerts and activities make it so much fun during study breaks.

    Am learning a lot

    Radford has many different courses to learn new information in. My classes and professors challenge me to work harder and in different ways then I did in high school.

  • 08/03/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Someone who doesn't want a huge school, or a microscopic one. Someone who needs to be able to spend one-on-one time with their professors.

    Bang for the buck

    Colleges everywhere are increasing their tuition. Radford offers a great college experience at a cost that is still relatively affordable if you put for the effort and get scholarships and grants.

    Will enjoy being here

    There are so many clubs, organizations, and things to do around the campus year-round. Also, you're about 20 minutes away from the mall and movies and all. If you say there's nothing to do here, then you obviously have been in your dorm all year!

    Will learn a lot

    I know that I will be able to learn a variety of subjects by going to Radford. I can't wait to start taking all of my classes!

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Radford Police are everywhere and always there, available and happy to help or assist. They can help you if you are walking around campus late. There are also emergency call buttons located scattered around campus, easy to use if there is an emergency.

    Greek Life

    There are plenty of fraternities and sororities at Radford. You just have to ask around and research or wait until Greek Week, where they showcase each fraternity and sorority offered.

    Clubs and Activities

    PLENTY of clubs and activities at Radford. I believe there are over 230 clubs offered at Radford. They are very diverse and welcoming. And if there is a club that you think should be established, it is not hard to talk to someone to get it started.

    What to do for fun

    Radford is always having something to do. On the weekends, they show movies at the Bonnie and the movies are recent movies. Also at the Bonnie, are pool tables and a bowling alley in the back.

    Food and Dining

    The food there is great. They have a main dining hall called Dalton Dining Hall. They serve the school food but it also has a Wendy's, Papa Johns and other things like that. Then the Bonnie, which is another dining hall, has a Chick-Fil-A, a PinkBerry, a Starbucks and more. They are very convenient, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Dorm Life

    From what I saw the dorms are a nice size and have great closet space. The drawback is that you have to share with another room of two people which makes a total of four people sharing one bathroom. That's only in select resident halls, particularly the older ones.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have all of your paperwork and stuff together for classes. you have to stay organized and have a great sense of time management.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek life at Radford is fantastic. All of the fraternities and sororities are amazing and they do a great job connecting with both the greek community, the campus, and the local community.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in a dorm freshman year. I know you think it isn't cool but it's the best way to meet other freshmen.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school where the classes are small so students get a lot of one on one time with the professors. The campus is the perfect size and the students are great.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Radford University does a great job of protecting its students. They have alert systems that contact students and their families whenever something has or is happening so you will be aware of threatening situations. The dorms are automatically locked at night so you need your ID to swipe in and you cannot use your ID to enter a dorm other than the one you live in. The campus police are very friendly; I have seen them dance with students at school events. However, they take their jobs very seriously. At student orientation, the campus police introduce themselves and encourage you to utilize their services when necessary. They are dedicated to their jobs and they care about your safety more than anything so do not be afraid to call them!

    Clubs and Activities

    Radford University gets you acquainted with activities they have to offer during the first week of school. Two days before classes started, the university had an outdoor movie night on the lawn which I thought was pretty awesome. They also have a club fair which introduces over two hundred clubs and organizations. Due to the university's surrounding environment, there are activities that you would not necessarily find in city-like areas such as kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting, mountain-biking, etc. Radford has a variety of activities available, but again you have to be willing to get out there.

    Great for these types of students

    Radford University would be great for students who want to get away from the city life. The rural area allows a lot of exploring and beautiful sight-seeing but overall the area has a pretty slow pace unless you go to parties every night. Side-note: if you plan on getting drunk at all, do not get caught being so on campus because Radford is working hard to be a dry campus. When I first visited the school, I was told a freshman had brought beer in his dorm on move in day and before his parents could even get half way home, he was expelled. Radford is trying hard to boost their reputation so if you are coming here to party, be smart. This school is also a great place for students who are social or desire to become social because there are mass opportunities to make new friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Radford University has an event called Quadfest that happens every year before spring exams. It started out as a festive on-campus event, but now it is known as an off-campus, weekend long party outlet. The students took over the event after the university stopped sponsoring the event in order to build their reputation as a dry campus. Therefore, students definitely look forward to it every year because it is so chaotic and barely censored.

    Bang for the buck

    I would definitely say Radford University was worth the money I paid for it. It was all I expected to be: safe, friendly and free. There have been a few instances where the police or ambulances have had to intervene on campus, but for the most part nothing too severe has gone down. I cannot speak for everyone, but the majority of the people at Radford are friendly and open. In the beginning of my semester at Muse, a student decided to walk around scaring people by walking into their rooms (those who kept their doors open) wearing a morph suit. Instead of calling the cops and getting the crazy guy in trouble, people just shrugged it off as a joke, took pictures with him, and posted it on Facebook and everything. You are definitely your own person at Radford University and are treated as such. No one treats you like a child unless you give them a reason to. Luckily, I was pretty independent when it came to school work, but coming to Radford made me more aware of my responsibilities as an adult. Radford is convenient for students who live in-state because the university has buses that take you close to home for very good prices. Radford was certainly a great investment.

    What to do for fun

    First off, although Radford is a small city, there is plenty to do on and off campus. Do not let anyone tell you different because there are plenty of people who complain about having nothing to do when they just do not want to get off their lazy butts and explore. The school offers and introduces plenty of clubs during the first week of school and they are pretty entertaining. Furthermore, these clubs are always hosting activities which you can discover upon looking at the events television in the student center or the flyers posted all around campus. For example, just recently the African Student Association hosted an informative event about Kwanzaa that included African dancing, choir singing and free food that was pretty amazing. In the student center there is a bowling alley, a mini movie theater that plays pretty recent movies, and pool tables. If you are a sports person there is a gym in Muse Hall along with Peters Hall which holds the basketball court or you can gather some friends and play sports on many open spaces on campus. Nonetheless, if you want to go off campus there are buses (that are free for students) that take you to the mall and movie theater in Christiansburg that is about fifteen minutes away, Walmart, the Dedmon Center where sporting events are held, etc. I have only listed a few of the many things Radford University has to offer. There is plenty out there to do for fun, you just have to get yourself involved.

    Food and Dining

    I love the fact that there are two buffets on campus, one in Muse hall during lunch time and one in Dalton Hall that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Both buffets are amazing and they have a salad bar every day! They also have Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Papa John's, Wild Greens and a few other choices, but if you ever get sick of them there are always off-campus options close by as well. Some of the off-campus restaurants allow you to pay for meals with your Radford Express card which is basically your university ID card that you can put money on and use like a credit card. The only place I would not recommend eating on campus is the Austin Grill which is supposed to serve Tex-Mex , but, in my opinion, it does not satisfy. Also, if you love to eat the best meal plan to take is the Flex because you get a little over 500 dollars in food dollars for the semester that you can use anywhere on campus plus vending machine money. However, if somehow you spend your money too quickly, just wait until towards the end of the semester because students with too much Flex money left over start randomly buying food for people.

    Dorm Life

    Radford University has two types of on-campus housing: standard and traditional, standard having the more modern looking dorms. Each dorm building has study lounges students can use at any time which comes in handy when in need of quiet time. This year I am living in Muse Hall which is probably the most animated dorm on-campus because it is full of freshman but it provides a great experience. Sure there are some inconsiderate people who play their music ridiculously loud for no reason, but, from my experience, if you ask them nicely to turn it down they will do so. I recommend this dorm for freshman who would like to bond with their new classmates and make new friends. My friends and I literally walked on all thirteen floors of Muse and students greeted us in addition to letting us in their rooms to visit. It was pretty awesome! The rooms are pretty much what you make of them, if you do not decorate them, they will not look like much. There will be four students to a bathroom because Muse is a traditional building but it is not bad at all if you all communicate effectively. Also, living in Muse Hall means you will be farthest from all of your classes and the dining areas aside from the dining hall in Muse (obviously). P.S. Don't live in Draper! It's very rundown.

    Academic Rigor

    I just finished my first semester here at Radford University and so far I have not had any classes that were too hard for me to handle. Honestly, if you take studying seriously then you will do just fine. There is no way of escaping writing papers so you should mentally prepare yourself for those. If you stink at writing papers, they have a writing center and a helpful writing website for you to utilize. Plus, you pay for them both in your tuition so you might as well use them. Radford University is also insistent on making its students great speakers so expect to have at least one oral presentation before you graduate. Keep in mind you are in college, therefore, average PowerPoint's will not get you very far and your presentation will most likely be timed and expected to be rehearsed. The professors at Radford are very dedicated to their jobs and they do what they can to help you as long as you are willing to help yourself (cliche, but very true). If you are struggling or are worried about an assignment, do not hesitate to contact your professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Radford University is located in a mountainous area so the weather can be chilly at times but nothing too serious. As far as the dorms go, if you want to share a bathroom with only your roommate (and have air conditioning), then request standard living. The classes at the university are small so your professors are easy to reach. Do not be afraid to ask staff members for help because they are without doubt here for you. Nevertheless, if you are not sure of something be sure to check for yourself first. Something to pick up on when coming to Radford is learning how to be a proactive adult. Be on your toes when registering for classes because it gets very competitive and you may not get the classes you need that semester otherwise. More importantly, always keep in mind your purpose in coming to college. It is all well and good to experience the college life socially, but do not abuse your new found freedom or it will backfire and you are likely to find your money (or your family's money) wasted.

    In three sentences

    Overall, Radford University is a very friendly place and the environment is extremely home-like. The staff members are helpful and there are plenty of resources available to help with academics, social life, etc. Radford University definitely cares about its students so if you come with an ambitious mind-set, you will be successful.

  • 02/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 88

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    Bang for the buck

    If you live off campus the tuition is very reasonable, especially if you're a state resident.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities to do and to choose from depending on what you like. Some examples are Zumba fitness class, rock climbing, a bowling alley, pool tables, movie nights, camping and hiking trips, music concerts, watching the games (softball, baseball, soccer, basketball, etc.) I'm sure there is something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    I really can't complain about the food. It is pretty decent. There are a lot of choices to choose from. They have Chick-Fil A, Papa John's, Austin's Grill (hamburger place), Au Bon Pain, Pink Berry (frozen yogurt), Wendy's and the main cafeteria, Dalton Place.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter student, so I can't really say much about dorm life. My friends seem to like it. But again everybody is different so there will always be some that will not like it. That is reality.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is a lot but it is not unbearable. Every class is different you it is doable. I thing I highly recommend is not to procrastinate. The homework is not busy work it is actually work that will really help you learn about your career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you go to your teachers if you need help. They are all willing to help you out. Get yourself out there and join clubs and make friends. It's the people not the place that makes your experience worth while.

    In three sentences

    Radford Uninversity is a whole new experience for me. It has opened up a whole new world. Students and teachers are really nice and I feel right at home there.

  • 11/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always police officers and they are so easy and sweet to talk to. The campus is very lit up and there are emergency phones everywhere

    Greek Life

    There are so many options for you to go greek at Radford. We take pride in our greek life and have some of the best leaders on campus affiliated in a sorority or fraternity.

    Clubs and Activities

    The club fair at the beginning of the school year shows the hundreds of clubs and activities there are on campus, from acting to club sports, greek life and academic, there is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    The school is great for any type of student. I have never seen a more diverse school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Greek life is so much fun. With there traditions and culture, there is never a dull moment on this campus. The highlander festival full of kilts and goats is also a must see.

    Bang for the buck

    This is the school you come to and feel at home. You get what you pay for and never regret a day that you accepted that letter saying you were invited to this school.

    What to do for fun

    From floating down the New River next to campus, to shopping at the local mall or visiting your friends at Virginia Tech, Radford has many on and off campus options for students. There is a movie theater, bowling alley, pool room, gym, rock climbing wall and much more to do on campus. The activities outside of campus such as, hiking the Cascades to a beautiful waterfall, taking a trip to the pumpkin patch in the fall or driving to the park and stargazing really make the city great.

    Food and Dining

    Although there are not that many options, the ones that are on campus do very well. From Chick-fil-a to Papa Johns, the variety is there. The dining hall is sub par but the atmosphere is what makes the halls great.

    Dorm Life

    The University has recently renovated most of the dorms making them new, clean, and very up to date. They are all very close to on campus dining halls and where you meet your closest friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The school may be small but the teachers are fierce. You get your money's worth out of the education you receive.

    Tips for prospective students

    If interested in this school, do not automatically apply because you think it is a party school. Above all, a college is meant to be a place of learning and if you apply to Radford just to go crazy than maybe college is not for you. Radford has colleges within the university that you must apply to enter into after the general education courses are met. This allows for major motivation. The teachers are amazing, the class sizes are perfect and the campus is like a second home. There is no better place in the world then on RU's campus.

    In three sentences

    Radford University is a school with small class sizes but difficult curriculum. Every year the school raises their standards for the incoming students and different colleges within the University. The reputation this school has is unrecognizable due to how amazing this school truly is.

  • 02/17/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    RUPD is around a lot and you will get parking tickets if you dont park right. But with the constant patrol you feel safe.

    Greek Life

    Its around a lot but you cannot join ad still have fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several clubs and greek life is everywhere, but you dont have to join in order to not feel left out.

    Great for these types of students

    Music, Education, Mathematics, Physics, and more.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We are on the parade route for many parades the locals enjoy. Highlanders Day Weekend in October is fun, free, and load. It takes place mainly on Campus. On Snow days you HAVE TO BUILD SNOWMEN EVERYWHERE AND IGLOOS AND GO SLEDDING DOWN MASSIVE HILLS.

    Bang for the buck

    Its not Brown education, but its a pretty nice price for what you get.

    What to do for fun

    Party, play in the snow, we are in walking distance to the New River many students go tubing, we have several parks, several clubs and greek life, we have bowling on campus along with pool tables, work-out places, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    Dalton gives you the Dalton big five. You will know what it means once you eat there. But we have Starbucks, Chick Fil A, a Grill place, a salad place, frozen yogurt, papa johns, and au bon pain. Subway is across the road and several places deliver and youre in walking distance to other food places as well.

    Dorm Life

    Lived off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    They will challenge you, but with open door hours for office hours you can find a way to meet with your professor for help. Many of them have options for harder work if you get too bored.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure you apply for scholarships and being an honor student in some majors is easy, but for others its too hard and not worth it.

    In three sentences

    Radford University has several great programs, some of the best in the state. Several professors believe in extended office hours, where if their door is open then you can just walk right in without an appointment. The Math and Music departments are full of wonderful professors and the campus is large enough to have elbow room, but small enough you can get to class on time in the allowed amounts.

  • 03/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Go to office hours, go to class, keep in touch with your advisor, take advantage of small classes.

    Am enjoying being here

    Great campus size. Great people.

    Am learning a lot

    Great class sizes. Teachers are willing to help

  • 05/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Radford is great for students that want an education. Radford is for all students, whether they are looking to be a teacher or a business owner. Radford is a great University for people that like a smaller, more interactive campus. Radford prides itself in helping its students and so if you are a student that needs help Radford is for you!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    my tips for students is to work hard and to always strive to be the best you can in your major. Interact on campus and leave your mark. This means don't just stay in your dorm the whole time. Go out into downtown Radford or get involved in a club on campus. There is never a dull moment on campus and so be ready to have you socks knocked off by Radford.

    Bang for the buck

    At Radford you get the most experience ( academically and socially) for the price. The university has movies every week, delicious food, a game room, a Olympic size pool, athletic arenas and much more. There is always something going on on campus, whether it be a celebrity performer or a field day out in one of the quads. Everyone can find something to do in the 200 + clubs that are on campus. There is everything from Greek life to honors societies. In my 2 years I have gotten more out of Radford then I initially thought I would but I have loved being at Radford. I think that I get the most out of Radford because of how interactive it is.

    Am enjoying being here

    Radford is one of the most interactive campus's I have seen. There are over 200 clubs and organization on campus to choose from and I never feel pressured to do things. Radford is extremely safe, in the 2 years I have been at Radford I have not had an incident on campus. I have met people at Radford that are now like family to me and the classes were interactive enough that I could get one on one time with my professors. Radford is a smaller campus and everything is on the main loop which makes going to classes easy.

    Am learning a lot

    Going to Radford University was the best choice I could have made. The classes are small usually between 20-90 people and the teachers always are willing to help. If you need help the professors understand and want you to come to them. I have learned how to interact with people and I am still learning more each day. Radford is an amazing place and it has brought me out of my shell and helped me to learn how to make friends. At Radford you learn not only on the academic level but also on the social and the professional working level.

  • 07/05/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    its cheap

    Will enjoy being here

    the student enviorment looks pleasing.

    Will learn a lot

    I believe i would learn alot.

  • 07/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Arts, business and nursing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus! Ask people you know who have gone there and currently attend.

    Bang for the buck

    Grerat people and area. Good tuition/room prices for a small university.

    Am enjoying being here

    LOVE the area. Beautiful mountain views, close to a small city (Christiansburg) and to Blacksburg.

    Am learning a lot

    I love the music program here. The teachers and professors are great and very helpful. They know what they are teaching and convey it well to their students.

  • 07/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great school for ANY type of student. You find your people!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go out and meet people, you will enjoy the school so much more if you do!!

    Bang for the buck

    They really help you out when you need it. The school provides excellent financial aid and also announces when they are having scholarships that you can apply for online. Very helpful when it comes to money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy Radford greatly! There are some really great people and professors. Everyone is generally nice and welcoming and very helpful. Although there is not too much to do there is always stuff to find. The New River is great to tube on and just relax with friends. There is Christiansburg 15 minutes away for shopping. Everyone seems like family around.

    Am learning a lot

    Radford has some very great programs. All the professors are kind and helpful if you need extra help from them. They also enjoy when you just talk to them. I have not had any professors that I didn't like and they all seem pretty relaxed. I have learned a lot from my classes that I have taken and the professors make sure that your understanding of the subject is the same as theirs.

  • 10/03/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    30 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Engineering

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, play hard!

    Bang for the buck

    A little expensive for out of state. Money may get more bang elsewhere.

    Will enjoy being here

    Maybe. If your upbeat you'll have some fun.

    Will learn a lot

    Yes, great professors.

  • 11/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard to keep your grades up as a junior and senior. Focus on getting in to colleges, but still live up your senior year!

    Bang for the buck

    I love how with flex meal plan you have an unlimited amount of swipes throughout the semester and there are so many awesome food choices on campus. I am deffinately learning a lot of interesting stuff already that have to do with my major.

    Am enjoying being here

    I was the student that said I would never go to a school like Radford, but as soon as I stepped foot on campus I knew it was the place I really wanted to call home for the next four years.

    Am learning a lot

    So far, I feel like college classes are actually easier than most of my high school classes. I love how the classes sizes are also small compared to other Universities.

  • 11/30/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I'd like to hear from current students that are in the PT program.

    Tips for prospective students

    I'll let you know if I attend RU.

    Bang for the buck

    Well....Virginia tuition is pricey....

    Will enjoy being here

    Think this might be a good fit for me.

    Will learn a lot

    Really enjoyed the campus - tour guide was knowledgeable.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Radford University is great for the outgoing student. The student who is focused on learning, but also likes to have fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    The tips I would give for prospective students is to look past the country atmosphere where the city of the college takes place in. It is a wonderful school, and you're no doubt to have a lot of fun and really enjoy yourself here.

    Bang for the buck

    Radford is in the average pricing for college tuition. I think you get an amazing bang for your buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it at Radford. It is the classic college enviornment, and I am 100 percent glad with the choice i made to attend.

    Am learning a lot

    I really have learned a lot being at Radford University. The classes are challenging, and make me think outside the box on a lot of occasions.

  • 01/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Standard campus food and dining.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are challenging, but very informative and helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Give it your best shot!

    In three sentences

    Radford is a great university. The campus is beautiful, situated next to the New River. Classes are small, which really gives the professors an opportunity to connect with the students.

  • 01/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel completely safe moving on campus. I feel safe when out shopping too. No worries.

    Clubs and Activities

    As an underclassman I am president of a campus club. That's a great opportunity for me. People still seem to be a bit apathetic toward campus clubs. I'd like to change that. We are working to make ourselves more visible on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    I came from an urban high school. Radford is a great 'other way of life' experience for me. I like that the school also maintains diversity even though the setting is pretty rural.

    What to do for fun

    The gym is great in your spare time. I also enjoy running and hiking. Radford runs a bus to town to get what you need for daily life. There are no huge distractions around the campus. That's how it should be!

    Food and Dining

    I love the flex plan for meals. I can eat almost anywhere I want with my card. Quite often I ate my meals after the cafeterias were closed. You'll never go hungry! Remember to keep track of the amount you have left on your card, though.

    Dorm Life

    Even the older dorms are nice. I'm impressed with how clean they are at move in time. It can be tough to share a bathroom-but it's all good!

    Academic Rigor

    Radford gives a good 'solid' education. You won't find fluff classes here. Some instructors are foreign, and hard to understand; but your whole class is there to help each other. Get together and figure it out! Don't work in a vacuum.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get all you can in High School. When you finally get to Radford, always go to class, apply yourself in class, and study after class. Invest in a Winter coat and boots, because it does snow. If you have to walk to class, at least you'll be warm!

    In three sentences

    Radford is a great University. Courses are demanding and instructors are fair. The rural mountain setting is peaceful and safe.

  • 02/02/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    36 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    nice school

    Food and Dining

    buffet style diner great!

    Dorm Life

    i havent lived there but the impression i got while visiting was good!

    Academic Rigor

    it seems to be good. dont know personally

    Tips for prospective students

    go check it out for yourself

    In three sentences

    went to open house its was nice

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are police around every corner, so the campus is very safe.

    Bang for the buck

    everyone i know that goes to radford university or has gone says only wonderful things about this school.

    What to do for fun

    for fun there are fitness centers on campus and a lot of places around campus to go for dancing and evenings out.

    Food and Dining

    i have not eaten at the dining hall but i have eaten at the restaurants on campus and they are very good!

    Dorm Life

    i have not lived in the dorms but i have visited and they are very nice and spacious.

    Academic Rigor

    radford has amazing academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    before the school year starts, find all the buildings where your classes are located.

    In three sentences

    small pretty campus. needs more parking. teachers are very friendly and helpful.

  • 02/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    nothing ever happens on campus at night, but when you are walking off campus always walk with a friend.

    Greek Life

    there are a bundle of different frats and sororites.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are clubs for everything here, and if there isn't one for you, you can make one and get it approved.

    Great for these types of students

    all types of students.

    What to do for fun

    there is a bunch to do for fun when you are a college student, be creative. theres bisset park just around the corner and the river. radford also has a samll game area with pool tables, ping-pong, and a bowling alley. theres also screamers where you can see live bands and sharkeys to watch the games.

    Food and Dining

    flex plan is the best plan hands down, if you have money left over at the end of the semster you can use it to buy huge bulk cases of soda or other drinks. dalton dining hall is the best for a lot of food really cheap, there is also pizza hut, wild greens, starbucks, wendy's, salsaritas, chick-fi-le, and ben & jerry's if you dont like dalton.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is fun and a good way to meet people your first year, but it's cheaper to live off campus and better than a meal plan your future years.

    Academic Rigor

    it really depends on the class, but the important thing is to show up even if you dont do anything in class, just be there. most classes grade on attendace and tests. homework is only handed out in certain classes like core.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you like fraternaties and sororites go to light side if not go to dark side. there is more police activity and it is more expensive to live on light side. muse is fun for the first year, but moffet is the more chill dorm.

    In three sentences

    radford has the best size campus, its not too big and not too much either. it also recently got a new transportation system so it's easier to get around if you don't have a car. radford is so much fun and has something for everybody.

  • 02/24/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    39 of 88

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    local activities, sports, hiking, biking.

    Food and Dining

    clean great food.

    Dorm Life

    i didn't stay in a dorm while at radford

    Academic Rigor

    very intense

    Tips for prospective students

    come with an open mind and approach with determination. try not to get caught up in the party lifestyle which is celebrated here.

    In three sentences

    it is a small institution that offers an environment for higher learning. the staff are very friendly and the facilities are superb.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    all around campus there are stations with little blue lights. if you are ever in a dangerous situation all you have to do is press the button on the side of the pole and the police will head your way. also when your car is here, you have to park far away and can be very unsafe walking back at night. so the police department has offered to escort you back if you ever feel unsafe walking alone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    radford every year before spring finals has a thing called quadfest. this is a time for everyone to just let loose and have a huge block party. all of campus gets involved.

    What to do for fun

    radford has just about anything to do for fun, and if you bring your car first year christiansburg isn't that far away to go to the mall or something.

    Food and Dining

    food and dining depending on your plan can be good or bad. we have 2 dining halls and all of the food is so good. also in the basement of muse there is a restaurant that serves a 3 course meal. this serves steak and chicken and a lot of other things.

    Dorm Life

    if you are an incoming freshman i would suggest living in muse. this is the largest dorm and is mostly designated for freshmen. i currently live here and have met so many people living here than i think i would if i had lived somewhere else.

    Academic Rigor

    i have noticed at radford many of the classes for freshmen are very similar to high school. however, depending on your major classes are more difficult than others. as a pt major i have a very large workload and a very vigorous class schedule

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are planning on going to radford, i would suggest going to quest and taking tours before hand. if you end up going here get involved with as many clubs and organizations as possible while keeping your grades high.

    In three sentences

    i am currently attending radford as a freshman and have noticed that there is a lot of different activities to do. there is always something to do even if you aren't a party goer. i love radford university

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe here.

    Greek Life

    Also many opportunities for greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many, many activites and clubs on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Please seeking a close knit college where you can stand out.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Highlander days is a lot of fun and involves the whole campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost is very low and the education is great.

    What to do for fun

    Movies, parties, hiking, dining out.

    Food and Dining

    Good and very available on and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    Good housing, lots of fun and larger rooms than some other places.

    Academic Rigor

    Moderate

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of opportunities to get to know your professors, they are always willing to help you out. The same goes for campus opportunities, see what is a fit for you and join in to build your leadership skills and make new friends.

    In three sentences

    Radford is a great school with smaller classes and a lot of opportunity to work closely with professors. There are many clubs and community involvement events to get involved in. Radford also has a beautiful campus and great campus housing.

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 88

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Haven't had any problems. So I guess it's pretty good.

    Greek Life

    Not Involoved

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs. I participate in Ultimate frisbee.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who like small to medium size classes but not overwhelming

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not Yet

    Bang for the buck

    Not bad as an average compared to other Universities.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, bowling and many other activities.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty descent.

    Academic Rigor

    Tough enough but not over strenuous

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you goto any preliminary functions the school offers prior to your first day on campus.

    In three sentences

    Great atmosphere to be around. New friends to hang out with. Teachers and Professors that care.

  • 05/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Meal plan makes it easy to access and dining hall on campus. Good variety too. However, they close down a lot of the dining halls during the weekends.

    Dorm Life

    They give you a choice of which dorm you would like to be in. On-campus housing/apartments are also available at Radford.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor at Radford is becoming more and more demanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Set yourself challenging, but realistic goals that you want to achieve during the semester. Do not study the night before; start studying a week in advance up until the test.

    In three sentences

    Radford's teacher to student ratio is the perfect size. Radford has a very good Communications of Sciences and Disorders program. Radford is not as diverse as I would like it to be, but it is growing each year.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Dispersed throughout the University and surrounding areas, are security and emergency assistance kiosks. Radford University goes to great lengths to ensure a safe and happy educational environment for all its students. The local police are devoted to student safety and the University also has its own campus police force tasked with ensuring students can receive their education un-accosted and unharmed. Radford University is a very safe place to earn your education.

    Greek Life

    Radford University features both academic and social fraternities and sororities for anyone interested in becoming a part of something greater than themselves. Many of them take part in charitable activities such as blood drives, food drives, and lots of other forms of community service and volunteerism. The local Greek organizations provide a great service to the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    Radford University features a litany of clubs, organizations, and interest groups from accounting (business fraternities) to xylophones ( music majors and clubs). If you have an interest, there is a group that feels the same way about your favorite topics, activities, and subjects.

    Great for these types of students

    Radford University is the place to be for anyone interested in getting a great education as long as they're okay with having a blast while doing it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many businesses, including a retro theater, are situated just off campus, ripe for the picking. Simply take a stroll downtown to see all the local fare and amusements.

    Bang for the buck

    Radford University is the second most affordable University found in Virginia. Every year, the University acquires more assets, faculty, and boasts an increasingly larger student body. The education and experiences students receive here is greatly respected by employers throughout the east coast of the United States and beyond. An investment in your education at Radford University is an investment which absolutely pays dividends and can only be expected to appreciate in value.

    What to do for fun

    The Radford Campus is nestled right in the heart of the New River Valley, just a short walk away from the New River itself. During the Fall, Spring, and Summer, you can raft, kayak, swim, or float lazily down the banks of the second oldest river in the world. Several local parks provide sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of town life. I often find myself trekking down River-way park which links the University directly to nearby Bisset park. The local retreats offer rest and relaxation as well as the space to enjoy a game of Frisbee, volley ball, or basketball should the mood strike you. There are also lots of open spaces on campus. Students can often be seen frolicking in the quad or common areas when not in class. There is always something to do and local clubs, community organizations, and interest groups are always sponsoring outdoor activities, game nights, and karaoke at the local bars and eateries.

    Food and Dining

    Radford University offers a variety of excellent dining choices. Whether your style is more Italian, Japanese, French, or American, RU has a plethora of fine cuisine sure to whet your appetite. After a long hard day of studying, I love to refresh my body and mind with a nice tall glass of sweetened ice tea from our Au Bon Pain terrace shop in Dalton Dining Hall. When I need more significant sustenance following a lengthy workout, I head over to Papa John's for a hearty slice of pepperoni and cheese pizza with hot wings to add a little jolt to my afternoon routine. When it comes to food, Radford University has anything a college student like myself could want- and its all just a brief stroll away from your dorm or classroom.

    Dorm Life

    The University strives to maintain excellence in living quarters. During my first year at Radford, I lived on Campus in the Governors quad. The accommodations were wonderful. I shared a room with a close personal friend and my suite mates and I became good friends in no time. The dorms are designed to bring students closer together and they do so in a meaningful way - all while allowing the students a roomy and expansive environment in which to learn and grow as citizen-scholars.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending upon the course of study, Radford University offers a varying degree of challenge and prestige to students in attendance. I chose to supplement my Political Science major with a concentration in Public Administration and a minor in Economics. Since I'm pursuing my Masters degree in Business Administration and Finance, I wanted to expose myself to as much upper level business mathematics and applied Calculus as I could muster. Ultimately, the rigor students are exposed to, depends upon their personal choices. If the student wants to be challenged, Radford University certainly offers many challenging and engaging courses especially in the College of Science and Technology.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Maintain a strong work ethic including emphasis on academics. 2) Network, socialize, and personalize your university experiences. 3) Build upon past successes and focus on your strengths rather than your weaknesses.

    In three sentences

    Radford University is a higher education institution of excellence. The combination of accessibility, affordability, and incredibly relevant instruction ensures students a brighter future at every turn. As I look forward to graduation next Spring, I know my successes here will be a preamble to even greater accomplishments throughout my life.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Radford has their own police department and SWAT team. They have a good alert system that text or email you when ever there is a problem.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty large on campus, they do a lot of activities and there are a lot of them to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    There all kinds of clubs on campus and activities to participate in. There are a wide variety of clubs to be a part of.

    Great for these types of students

    Its a great school for all kinds of students, but if you are a big partier it can be easy to get out of control, and you'll have to work hard to keep up.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year on campus at the beginning of the year is the Highlander festival which can be pretty fun, it unites the community with the campus. then in the spring is quadfest which can get a little out of control, but its a lot of fun as well.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are an instate student, the tuition is very affordable. If you are an out of state student it can be a little expensive, but its still decently affordable.

    What to do for fun

    There is usually something going on down by the river, which is fun, there's also the game room in the student center where there are pool tables, ping pong, and bowling.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of fast food places, there are some healthy places to eat, but mostly places like Wendy's, Papa Johns, Salsaritas, Chick-fil-a, Au Bon Pain, Starbucks, and Pink Berry

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great, each dorm has a kind of theme to it. You can have your own microwave, refrigerator, aquatic pet, and all the rooms have its own bathroom that you share with your roommate and your suite mates. The bathroom has its own shower and toilet, and two sinks.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on your major as to how difficult the academics are.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have extra curriculars and a good GPA, its not really that difficult to get in, but it can be hard to stay in.

    In three sentences

    Radford has excellent academics, and the professors are great. It is located right on the new river so there is a lot to do, and places to study. The campus has a variety of people who attend, and are very friendly.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police are right off campus and constantly patrol. RU Police are a fully accredited police station and have a ,SWAT team as well.

    Greek Life

    Great! We have both social and academic fraternities and sororities. Very respectable.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 200 clubs and organizations! And, if you cannot find a club/organization that interests you, you can make your own with 8 of your friends. Also, RU is very helpful with club funding.

    Great for these types of students

    All types!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Muse Hall is the tallest dorm hall and is over 90% freshman. It is a Radford tradition to live in Muse Hall your freshman year.

    Bang for the buck

    Get taught by doctors, great food, great friends, great memories. Also, you get a challenging course load as well.

    What to do for fun

    Floating down the river, watching soccer and our great basketball team, also there is a mall within 30 minutes of campus.

    Food and Dining

    GREAT FOOD!!! Wendy's, Pink Berry, Sabarros, Sushi, just to name a few. Plus, BT's, 7-11, and a number of other awesome restaurants are within walking distance from campus.

    Dorm Life

    RAs are absolutely phenomenal. They are felxible, understanding and very helpful. Most dorms are air conditioned as well.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are interesting, but professors will challenge you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend Quest and join a Facebook group for your graduating class. Also, make sure you live on campus! It is awesome!

    In three sentences

    Radford University is a phenomenal school! The professors actually get to know you as a person and actually teach; as opposed to being taught by a Teacher's Assistant. The campus is also extraordinarily beautiful!

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Growing up in Blacksburg, I know a lot about campus safety. I feel very safe at Radford. There are locked entrances to every dorm, and there are campus police everywhere. The police don't try to get students in trouble at all, and are there solely for our protection. When there is slightest bit of danger, Radford sends out calls, texts, and emails to keep us updated.

    Greek Life

    There are a lot of different sororities and fraternities, making it easy for everyone to find their place.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are TOO MANY to even begin to list!

    Great for these types of students

    Radford is great for everyone who is okay with not living in a big city.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many people are still trying to find the entrances to the underground tunnels that run all over campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to the rising prices of tuition at many other in-state universities, I definitely feel like I get a lot for how much I am paying.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many beautiful hiking trails located in the New River Valley that make great day trips. Tubing at Bissett Park, or hanging out at the beach at Claytor Lake are also extremely fun. On campus there is bowling, pool tables, ping pong tables, and a movie theater. Plus, there are always so many activities sponsored by the university.

    Food and Dining

    Food at the dining halls is nothing spectacular, unless you go to Muse Dinner. The options for food, other than the dining halls, is quite extensive. I never find myself getting tired of anything on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is GREAT! Although there are still a few older dorms, almost all have been completely renovated, leaving only one without air conditioning. Most dorms have also upgraded to washers and dryers that accept our student ID's for payment, instead of quarters.

    Academic Rigor

    Many people think Radford is just a party school with a few decent programs, but after visiting other colleges and sitting in on their classes, Radford is every bit as challenging. The professors really encourage you to push yourself to the limit, and are there every step of the way to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although there is a lot of fun to be had at Radford, don't let it get in the way of academics. Make sure to keep a healthy balance of school and fun.

    In three sentences

    Radford University is amazing. The staff, teachers, and students are all very friendly and nice. The teachers are extremely helpful, and the class sizes are small enough to have personal relationships with each of your professors.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Good food options, avoid Dalton whenever possible.

    Dorm Life

    Loved it.

    Academic Rigor

    It's as challenging as you want to make it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for the honors program. My freshman honors classes were the same difficulty level as regular classes except I had way less homework and more professor-student interaction. I also got to sign up for all of my classes before everyone else and got special housing because of the honors program.

    In three sentences

    Take honors classes and challenge yourself. No one's going to do it for you. Your education will be as good as you want it to be.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Radford University has one of the cheapest tuition in VA

    Food and Dining

    The food at Radford is great muse dorm hall has dinning on the basement floor and also so have late night dinning from 11pm to 2am

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is awesome everyone is friendly

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need help with your academics walker has a program called LARC to help tutor students

    In three sentences

    Radford University Is a medium size campus. Radford University has a lot of diversity on campus. Radford University has a vast amount of opportunities to be successful.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Students are notified immediately by phone and email if anything happens on campus that can be dangerous. There are emergency phones all around campus.

    Greek Life

    There are a variety of fraternities and sororities

    Great for these types of students

    Someone looking for a medium sized school, especially if they are in the arts, humainities, or education.

    What to do for fun

    Walk trails, sight see, bars, restaurants, shopping, movies, shoot pool, swim, tubing on the river in the summer, playing in the snow in the winter.

    Food and Dining

    You have access to anything you're in the mood for or for any budget.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are efficient, cozy and convienient.

    Academic Rigor

    You are pushed to learn but not overwhelmed with impossible tasks.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sociable, search out help when needed, and don't procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    Radford is the perfect size, not to large or too small. The campus is beautiful and scenic. Staff is helpful and there is plenty to do.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Right on campus, there's a pool and a rock wall, plus two gyms and a game room. There's also a bus that goes into nearby Blacksburg and Christiansburg, not to mention the weekend movie nights.

    Food and Dining

    Radford has excellent dining halls on campus, and more than plenty of great restaurants in the city and nearby withing a ten-minute drive.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Radford is spectacularly awesome or awful compared to any other university. The only downside is that some dorm building do not allow microwaves in the rooms, making getting food a not-so-quick affair.

    Academic Rigor

    Radford isn't a private university, so the expectations aren't rigorously strict, but each college definitely has its expectations for all majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use maps and walk around campus before the first day of classes. Get used to where you classes are and where your dorm is relative to the other buildings.

    In three sentences

    Radford has a very beautiful and close-knit campus. The dorms and main buildings are all centrally located near each other, while the city expands out from it, while not being very hard to navigate. Everything you need is within almost walking distance.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The RU Police are great!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus you will be able to find one that fits you.

    What to do for fun

    When you find your friends then you guys will find things to do for fun. The school does things on campus such as movies or socials you should go to those because you can meet new people and build relationships with others.

    Food and Dining

    When deciding what meal plan you should pick the meal plan that will be the best fit for you. Take the first semester and see if that meal plan works out. If you want something different then you can always change. it.

    Dorm Life

    Always try to work things out with your roommate. You need to be able to compromise. If there is something that you really want then you need to be able to tell your roommate that. You need to get along with your roommate. You two don't need to be the best of friends but you need to get along.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are planning on being a full time student then you need to be a full time student. Don't weigh yourself down with a tun of really hard classes. While at the same time take a good amount of classes. STUDY!!!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay true to yourself. Don't let going to college change the person you are. If you do change or you want to change become the person you want to be. Be a good person.

    In three sentences

    Radford has a beautiful campus. The teachers at Radford are always willing to help you as long as you help yourself.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus has emergency buttons all over and the cops are great. they are attentive and are always open to suggestions.

    Greek Life

    lots of greek to look into and possibly join.

    Clubs and Activities

    lots and lots of clubs, always something going on.

    Great for these types of students

    Small town kids, city kids looking for a big change of scenery, people who like walking out of a building and seeing mountains.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Highlander Festival is a big celebration of our mascot and the old traditions of the Highlander.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the local river!

    Food and Dining

    Most of the places on campus are good, and they are getting better. We have Wendy's, Austin Grill, Pink Berry, Chik-fil-a, a buffet, Papa John's, and Au Bon Pain.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors keep classes challenging, but will also help you if you need it and ask for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your desired class size in mind. How big was your high school/community college? Do you want something similar, bigger or smaller sized? Radford, right now, has about 9,500-10,000 students and it's growing. It's also the only college/university in Virginia with that size that includes the graduate students. It's a very comfortable campus and student body size.

    In three sentences

    Radford University has a beautiful nestled in the New River Valley of Virginia. the classes and professors are great. The student life and relationships are friendly.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    While in high school all whole four summer was taking up by a program called Upward Bound. While attending this program it helped me a lot to get where I am now. My grades changed a lot from all the help the teacher gave me. When I found out how important college was I really changed my attitude towards it. Now I am proud of myself for knowing that I will be attending Radford soon,

    What to do for fun

    I haven't been on campus to see yet.

    Food and Dining

    The two time I visit Radford their food was really good. I think I won't get tired of the food living there on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have experienced dorm life at Radford yet but I have heard it very fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor is a time where developed and apply their skills and habits.

    Tips for prospective students

    1.make sure Radford have everything you are looking for in a school. 2.just dont go to a school because they give you more money in financial aid and its really not the school you like. 3.Dont go to a school just cause your friends going. 4. Make sure you have fun in college but also get your work done. college will be one of your best years of your lie.

    In three sentences

    Radford is a nice school where if you want one on one with your professor you will get it. At this University you will feel welcomed and just like you home. They have many wonderful majors that is improving each year.

  • 10/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Several clubs host activities almost everyday. There is also a gameroom in one of Radford University's buildings.

    Food and Dining

    Overall, the food is great. There are several options.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is always great. You can decorate your side of the room the way you want to. You also meet new people everyday.

    Academic Rigor

    No courses are hard. If addition teaching is needed, there is a learning program here at Radford University.

    Tips for prospective students

    The classes are small, so the professors will be able to teach students one-on-one.

    In three sentences

    Radford University is in a rural area. It's quite small, so almost everyone knows each other. It's pretty cool.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    RUSH! there are so many choices!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many places to visit and socialize in the area plus you are just minutes away from the VA Tech area!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit first! My first attempted at going to school did not work well when I went to a school I have never even visited. Now I am going to Radford~

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus that provides opportunities to students in the southwest VA region. The school has an outstanding reputation in my local area

  • 11/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can go to the local mall or movie theater. You can attend some school events/sports. You can use the campus gym/fitness room.

    Food and Dining

    There are a few places to eat. You can use your meal card to eat in the dinning halls or at campus restaurants. The food is good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is good. You get a chance to meet people from all over the world. It is the next best thing to home.

    Academic Rigor

    Classess are very challenging and fun. Instructors are eager to help you. The pace of your classes is not difficult to follow.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should be prepared for a small town atmosphere. Make sure that you are ready for new challenges. You should try to get involved in school events.

    In three sentences

    Small class sizes are a plus for student and instructor relationships. Instructors are available to assist students. The school offers a friendly community.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never go out by yourself. Always take someone with you because you never now what can happen. It is recommended to travel in groups to be safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs that students can attend. I am in The Wildlife Society which is where we learn about how to protect animals and take trips like to the zoo and Claytor Lake where we rescued clams that had washed up. If you are interested in sports but just want to do it for fun, not be on a team, then there are club sports.

    Bang for the buck

    If you don't have a job, things like ramen noodles and bottled water are popular. Books are expensive so take care of them so they can be resold if you need to.

    What to do for fun

    If you are looking for something fun to do, the Bonnie has lots of things to do. The game room has pool tables, ping pong and a bowling alley. Usually on the weekends a fairly new movie is shown in the auditorium which is free for students. RU-Space does activities like tie dye shirts and make your own pillow. Also there are several clubs that you can participate in that do activities.

    Food and Dining

    The campus has several different places for you to chose to eat at. The Bonnie has Starbucks, Chik Fil A, Pinkberry, Wild Greens and Austin Grill. Dalton has Wendy's, ABP(sandwich and soup place), a sushi bar, Papa John's and the Dalton dining Center. All the places serve good food.

    Dorm Life

    It is required to live in a dorm your first year. Living in a dorm gives you a chance to branch out and meet new people. It also teaches how to live on your own. If you do not know your roommate, you get to experience living and coping with another person. Sometimes some people can be obnoxious but overall dorm life is great.

    Academic Rigor

    Turn your work in on time. Don't wait until the night before to do papers or assignments. Procrastination can get to you but try not to let it take over.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study all that you can. Try not to be drawn into the party scenes too often and focus on your studies. There are several places to study and some that are open 24 hours. Go to your classes. Skipping may seem like a good idea at the time but it hurts you in the long run. Don't wait to the last minute to complete work; professors are not as lenient as high school teachers were.

    In three sentences

    Radford University has a beautiful campus. The professors are nice and very helpful. It is a great college to attend and has lots of interesting programs.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Radford is great for students who want to go to a college that is not big and have 100's of people in their classes. Radford is a great sized school, there is a lot of kids but the classes are so small that you can still get to know your professors. People who need extra advice or want to get closer to your professors come to Radford, The professors here want you to come talk to them and help you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have the Radford festival in the fall and this is when people from that part of the region come. They have Scottish people dressed in kilts and play bag pipes. They have a lot of food and many different things you can do. The best thing about this is that its right on campus, so you do not have to go far to enjoy it.

    What to do for fun

    You can always go down by the river and run along the side, fish, play tennis, go to the parks. They have many things you can do there. The scenery is beautiful.

    Food and Dining

    Radford does not have much variety to eat on campus, but there are many different places to eat off of campus. The Bonnie and the Dalton is where there is to eat. In the Dalton they have Papa Johns, Wendy's, a sushi place, Au bou bon, and a cafeteria. In the Bonnie there is Chick-fil-a, pink berry, Wild Greens, Austins Grill, and Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is wonderful. There are so many amazing people you meet. They are very friendly and love to get to know everyone. The RA's are so nice. You can talk to them about anything and if you need help they are always there to help you. They give a lot of advice so you know what your doing. Muse Hall is the big 13 floor building and living there you will meet so many different people. People are always hanging out in the front and they are always saying hello and asking how your doing.

    Academic Rigor

    If you attend every class and pay attention your grades will be very good. The homework in certain classes make you really think about the question at hand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just come visit the campus once and meet people, you will fall in love with this school. Go take a walk around campus and look at all the beautiful nature around you. Talk to people there, they are very welcoming.

    In three sentences

    Radford has a nice environment around the campus like the new river. Everyone is so nice and friendly there. The campus is not to big but not to small.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is really safe and the police are only ever just a phone call away

    Greek Life

    So I really dont know much about Greek Life but the thing is Greek life is not for everybody and you have to decide if its for you or not.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities really give you a great place to meet new people with your same interests its a great place to meet friends.

    Great for these types of students

    If your outgoing, friendly and will do your school work you will thrive in Radford.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    So there is a belief that muse hall completes Nostradamus's predictions for the end of the world.

    Bang for the buck

    Radford is cheaper than other four year colleges in virginia but they really do provide a quality experience and its well worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    College is what you make of it so join a club or even start one. The more involved you are the better your college experience will be.

    Food and Dining

    At First when you come to Radford you love the food and its amazing but soon you realize Dalton is not that great but the bonnie and the terrace shops are always good. I went to papa johns like once a day it was always so good.

    Dorm Life

    There are dorms for every type of person if your more outgoing Muse is the place to be, however if your more laid back then main quad or honors housing should fit you perfectly.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are interesting and challenging sometimes you do get that one professor thats really boring but overall academically Radford is second to none.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to be treated like a person in your classes and not just a number come to Radford. Also, don't take University 100 its a waste of time.

    In three sentences

    Radford is a small campus but the people here are very welcoming. The academics are amazing and you will be challenged. There is always something going on so you will never get bored.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Penny between Muse and McConnell Library is cool

    What to do for fun

    hike, float the river, party, join greek life, bowling, eating, clubs on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    tour the campus, check out your preferred major

    In three sentences

    Radford is wonderful, it is an affordable up and coming university. My experience at Radford is better than i could have ever hoped for. Radford is the perfect balance of everything a college student looks for.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there have been several assaults this year and i am not sure if the police have figured out who it was.

    Greek Life

    pretty popular, but not necessary to have a good time.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is a very popular rugby and mens lacrosse club which provide for sporting events that radford lacks. Ru outdoors is a club that offers alot of events such as horseback riding, sky diving and hiking.

    Great for these types of students

    outgoing, social and easy going

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Scottish festival on campus every year with a strongest man competition and a lot of food and music.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel a little cheated sometimes because radford doesn't offer as much as bigger schools do, like football games, more interesting elective classes, and school spirit.

    What to do for fun

    movies, river, park or camping. Christiansburg and blacksburg are not to far and they have nicer restaurants and shops.

    Food and Dining

    Food is not good, at least in my and most of my friends opinions. Not very many healthy choices.

    Dorm Life

    dry campus, not much to do on campus but dorms can get rowdy.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on major, sciences are hard, nursing is very difficult but mostly everything else is easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a car, try to get a newer dorm, take only the classes you need to graduate.

    In three sentences

    A medium sized school with a very diverse student body. Small town with not a lot to do other than party or play sports. A few good programs like bio, chem, nursing, design, and education.

  • 01/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Radford University is a home away from home. The Criminal Justice program is excellent and the professor are great. i would recommend people if they wanted to study Criminal Justice come to RU.

  • 02/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Radford police are great. Sometimes, people have to park in the lot, which is a bout a mile away from campus, late at night. If they get scared, they can simply call the Radford PD and they will pick you up at anytime to make sure you arrive safely. The Radford alert system is very thourough and it is almost impossible to not be notified when something goes wrong. It's safe here.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty big here, for a campus that isn't affiliated with them. You don't have to be perfect to get into a sorority or a fraternity, it's better to just be oneself and go with the flow.

    Clubs and Activities

    It is very gay-friendly here, there's two clubs for people of any orientation, The straight-Gay alliance, and Spectrum. There's democratic clubs along with republican clubs, an outdoors clubs, and many more.

    Great for these types of students

    Radford has some pretty good parties, it's easy to find one on a boring Saturday night. One shouldn't come here if they are inverted and not outgoing, you're basically forced to make friends because of how tight-nit the community is.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I've never seen a Hookah bar until I moved here, it's unusual but loads of fun. There's this thing, it's called Dalton dash. In one of the two food courts, dalton, there is a cafeteria. If one were to eat there, it typically tears up your stomach right after, which is where the dash comes in. You have to run to the bathroom and hope to make it in time.

    Bang for the buck

    Radford is one of the cheapest Universities I have looked at, and is in a remotely cheap everywhere. It is definitely worth the money, about $20,000 a year including food, housing, and tuition. If there are any problems regarding financial aid, the office located in Heth will gladly help out.

    What to do for fun

    There is a Sheesha lounge called Royal across the street from Muse, many off-campus places to eat, a bar, and the New River is fun to play in when it's warm outside. There's also Dedmon, which is surrounded by student parking, it has a huge indoor pool open to anyone.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of places to eat on campus, including a cafeteria that is much like a Ryan's, Though the food is great, it is easy to get tired of the same things everyday. Austin Grill is disgusting.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in a dorm. I live in Muse, which is a big building with thirteen floors. Every floor is like a community, it's amazing. It's extremely easy to create bonds with people that are only a few feet away. Ocassionally, the entire floor will go out to dinner with the RA.

    Academic Rigor

    Lecture classes are typically the toughest. There are about 170 students or more in introductory classes, which doesn't make it easy on the professor to help the entire class understand the topic at hand. Core classes usually consist of about 20 students, and are very easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get all of the core curriculum classes out of the way first. Concentration classes are very fun, but it's much easier to finish classes such as core and history beforehand. Don't be afraid to make friends, I haven't met a single mean person here yet, everyone loves everyone.

    In three sentences

    Radford is a beautiful place to live. The campus is a perfect size, small enough to receive individual attention from professors, but large enough to get a great amount of exercise and make tons of friends. The professors honestly care about every student, and always have time to meet when there is a conflict.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Well, you get what you pay for,

    Dorm Life

    I personally suggest living off campus!

    Academic Rigor

    Never slacks! Radford may not be Ivy League, but so long as you buckle down, it can give you the same benefits of one!

    In three sentences

    Radford is at the top of my list! A family full of alumni for a reason! There success and happiness is always accredited for the phenomenal education they, and I soon to, received as a Radford Highlander!

  • 03/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never felt unsafe on campus!

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a big part of Radford University.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs to choose from.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities to do on campus, sports teams and clubs, the gyms are nice, and there is plenty of room on the quad to play around with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is a negative, there aren't many options of food, especially healthy food. And the food in Dalton Hall is usually gross.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms can get a little crazy, especially on the weekends. It's pretty quiet most of the time though.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't too hard, but they definitely take study time.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a good school, you just have to have the correct mindset to do well. There are a lot of temptations, and you have to keep yourself in check.

    In three sentences

    It's a nice school, the campus is really pretty. The people there are friendly, and the class sizes are really small which is nice. The only thing I don't care for at RU is the food.

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The RU Poliece force does a great job (not that they are often needed) and you always feel safe.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Other than the Polar Plunge... just the normal weirdness that you get from college students.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a great school, you definitely should check it out.

    What to do for fun

    Go to sporting events. Or hit the town... there's always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    The campus offers lots of options and everything is reasonably priced.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm are pretty clean and the RA's are really helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    It's as only demanding as you want it to be. The courses are comprehensive and challenging, but your prof will help if you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you visit, you will never want to leave. Radford is a beautiful University. You can get all of the same opportunities as at a larger school, but your prof's will know your name.

    In three sentences

    I definitely think Radford is a great school. Everyone is really nice and their utilization of technology is top- notch. The Campus= Beautiful.

  • 04/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    So far, I would say that it is just as safe an any other University, if not more.

    Greek Life

    The campus is pretty big on Greek Life, but it's not to an overwhelming amount.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of stuff to get involved in, including outdoor groups like RU Active.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all kinds of students. Literally something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well, there is Quadfest, which occurs the week before finals in April, which is basically one huge week of partying.

    Bang for the buck

    It's an amazing college that is very well priced, and the Jr. Flex meal plan is amazing.

    What to do for fun

    There is a ton of stuff! It's located directly next to the New River, where you can fish, swim, canoe, and go tubing. There are parks all over. There are tons of hiking trails near by. There are Cascades that are absolutely beautiful near by. There is a shopping mall about 20 minutes away. For those 21+ there are a few good bars to go to as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate on deadlines, for anything!

    In three sentences

    The administration staff is helpful and works with the students. The majority of the professors love their job, and are more than willing to help you succeed at RU. I've had nothing less than an awesome experience here.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You get a great education and it's one of the less expensive schools

    What to do for fun

    There's something going on all the time. Sports are what I like the best.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure you get your housing request in early.

    In three sentences

    Radford is a great place to attend. It is small enough to be personal, but large enough to offer a variety of opportunities. the proffessors are very helpful.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    While it has a reputation for being a party school, it has steadily improved on its academic prowess in recent years. A small community ensures more personal interaction with professors. Great for those not looking for a large campus, but still want a prestigious degree.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Fountain is a great sight to see. Don't forget to look for the pirate ship!

    What to do for fun

    Anything and everything you can think of. Indoors and outdoors. With plenty of clubs and organization to join with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    There chicken wraps are the best!

    Dorm Life

    Always new people to meet!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard!

    In three sentences

    An amazing place that makes you feel right at home while giving you a great education at a reasonable price.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I feel so comfortable being at Radford. It is expensive for myself being out of state, but it is worth every penny. I will be in debt when I get out of college but I am not concerned because I know my education will score me a well paying job!

    What to do for fun

    Radford is in the center of things to do! Not only is the New River a few minutes away, but there are so many trails from the Appalachian Trail that are so close for weekend fun! Not to mention Virginia Tech is 30 minutes away, so students can experience a bigger school feel and visit friends there!

    Food and Dining

    DELICIOUS! I have a gluten allergy so when I found out that Radford had gluten free options, I was overwhelmed! Not only do they have many options, including Wendys, sushi and a dining hall that turns into a 3 course meal for dinner but they also are always updating their nutrition to make sure everyone stays healthy!

    Dorm Life

    Radford made it enjoyable and the RA made everyone feel welcome on my floor. My experience was amazing because I got to meet so many new friends and enjoyed walking to class with my peers. Although people can be loud at ridiculous hours, it did make college life quite the experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are astounding! The new business building with the newest technology and prestige teachers make classes fun and interesting. They all know so much about their subject so when you have a question or need help, they are always there. I finished with a 3.7, and worked my butt off!

    In three sentences

    I am a transfer student that fell in love with Radford from the very moment I saw the campus. The elegant brick buildings that make a tight knit campus is the perfect place for any student. It is 5 hours from my home, but I have never gotten home sick!

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone!!! :)

    Bang for the buck

    The teachers strive to make sure you are receiving the education that you are paying for.

    Food and Dining

    Radford University has a variety of food options available for all cultures.

    Dorm Life

    I am not going to be living in the dorms so I do not have first hand advice, tips, or information but I have heard nothing but positive things from current students living in the dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor within Radford University is fantastic!! They have a plan, philosophy and goal in how they want their students to be educated and treated. So far, I have noticed nothing but the staff working towards achieving this goal.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go in open minded and you will leave with confidence and belief!

    In three sentences

    Radford University gives encouragement and hope that all students will succeed!

  • 09/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Play sports, get involved in activities.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of choices to choose from chic-fil-a to wendy's.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms here are great I love it, RA's here are pretty cool.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are pretty hard but the teachers really help the student out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just study hard to succeed your dreams.

    In three sentences

    Radford is a beautiful school with great people. I would rate this school pretty high because of its atmosphere. The teachers are sweet and the students here are cool.

  • 09/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who prefer one on one time with teachers and who want to be able to walk to any class in ten minutes. Also, the computer science program is one of the best.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a zombie walk every Halloween now and quite a few fun and potentially unusual events.

    What to do for fun

    On campus activities or just hanging out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Not many very healthy food selections though they do have just a little bit of everything to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    This depends greatly on which dorm you live in. Try to avoid Muse if possible.

    Academic Rigor

    This is very dependent on your major, your current class load, and how advanced your classes are. As you become closer to graduating, your academic rigor will increase to a potential five.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get out and do the fun extracurriculars that the campus has to offer if you can! It's a great way to meet new people and to do something fun while not in class.

    In three sentences

    It has a beautiful campus. The teachers are fantastic. The campus size itself is perfect for both being able to meet new people and getting the one on one teaching that helps so much when learning something new.

  • 10/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is VERY safe, I have never had a problem, even walking alone late at night! RU has it's own police officers on call 24/7 if you feel unsafe though, and they have a 90 second response time.

    Greek Life

    Only 20% of the campus is Greek, so you don't have to go Greek in order to fit in. I am a member of the Greek life here, and I love the unity and activeness it brings!

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 250! Club sports, Greek life, major specific clubs, philanthropy opportunities, outdoors club, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Nursing, business, and education! Also students who like one-on-one opportunities with teachers and small class sizes!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dark side and light side are the two off campus housing areas. Dark side isn't any darker than light side. More frats and sororities have their houses on lightside, so it cost more to live over there. Only called that because when school first opened, one side had street lights and the other didn't.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheapest public school in the state of Virginia, and it was my first choice school!

    What to do for fun

    There are over 250 clubs and activities to choose from, not to mention all of the surrounding areas and the things to do there!

    Food and Dining

    Food is good, but the hours certain places are open are inconvenient.

    Dorm Life

    No hall bathrooms! Bathroom are suite style and the dorms are all newly renovated!

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the classes you take and the professors you have, but the workload for undergrads is very doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! Take plenty of tours, get to know professors in your field!

    In three sentences

    Radford University is a small-medium sized school on a gorgeous campus. The class sizes are excellent (20-50 people per class) and the teachers are always willing to help you! There are also lots to do in your free time!

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go too crazy during your first year. Everyone here likes to party, but don't forget about your education.

    In three sentences

    Radford is a nice school. The small class sizes make it easier to learn and allow you to have personal attention from professors.

  • 11/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Zeta Tau Alpha

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to meet new people everyday with a huge campus and to have a one on one relationship with your professors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a under ground path that was built when the school was first built.

    What to do for fun

    all of on campus event movies for free plays fashion shows holiday party play games on the quad

    Tips for prospective students

    try your hardest every year! from your freshmen year to your senior year.

    In three sentences

    You will have the time of your life and still be able to get your study on. By far I give it a ten. Its a perfect size university. You will meet new and sweet people everyday.

  • 11/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a pretty safe area for the most part and anywhere you walk you are bound to pass at least one cop.

    Greek Life

    There is a decent amount of Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many fraternities, sororities, and club sports.

    Great for these types of students

    You have to be okay living in a small area and finding your own ways to keep yourself entertained.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have Quadfest every year in April which is quickly declining considering the increase in police.

    Bang for the buck

    The housing is fairly cheap because of the location and you get a lot of space and amenities for your money.

    What to do for fun

    If you love hiking and exploring than the New River Valley is definitely the place for you.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus could be better. It's amazing at first but it gets old very quickly. This is probably the one aspect Radford could focus on improving the most.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not the works college dorms I've seen. They have actually redone a lot of the building in the last couple of years. Living in a dorm is just a part of going to a university that you have to experience for yourself.

    Academic Rigor

    We have small classes and the teachers are easy to talk to. You do not just feel like a number in a classroom at Radford. The teachers want their students to have as much hands on experience as they can give them before graduation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Radford has always had the stereotype of being just a party school. Like any college, there are parties, but there is a good mix of people who are all working hard to get where they want to be. Go into the college experience with an open mind and know that you only get out of it what you put in.

    In three sentences

    It is very different from other universities in Virginia. The area is small and close-knit, but it makes for a very friendly atmosphere. The people make you feel welcome and the teachers are amazing at what they do.

  • 12/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Least expensive university in Virginia.

    What to do for fun

    The town of Radford is small and there is not much to do. However Blacksburg and Roanoke are a short drive away.

    Food and Dining

    With a wide variety of options and two dining halls, you can have something different every day.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are spacious and some offer your own bathroom. The halls are cleaned daily and well maintained. Also you get a very secure feeling.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses are difficult but fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work harder than you did in high school. Time management is the key to success.

    In three sentences

    Radford University offers students a chance to discover who they really are and what they are capable of achieving. Radford University professors truly care about their students and help in any way possible. Overall Radford University is a fantastic institution with a beautiful campus.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Since the new renovation of Dalton, the dinning hall, I have no idea what its like but the other places to eat are fine.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are a fast and easy way to make friends, so when people are out in the hall or in common rooms hanging out join them!

    Academic Rigor

    All depends on the classes and how many you take. Make sure to look up a professor, ask around and see what they're like before picking a class. You have the option to pick your classes freely so take advantage of it. You wouldn't want to fail a class because the professor's teaching style is different from your learning style.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't loose focus on your classes, Radford is known for a part school but don't be fooled in order to have fun you have to put in some hard work too.

    In three sentences

    It's the perfect size school, big enough to not know every student but small enough to make walking on campus easy.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    If you have doubts, always shadow for a day.

    In three sentences

    Radford University is not what people think. Teachers are interested in the students, people are very friendly. There is always something to do on campus.

  • 02/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Radford does have campus police. The police station is located on Main Street directly across from Porterfield Hall. All over campus there are emergency telephone poles that can be used to call campus police either for an emergency or if you need an escort late at night to walk you across campus. During the weekends, the police will also regularly patrol both sides of campus in case there is an accident or student in trouble. The police are very helpful on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Radford University holds a Club Fair every semester to try and introduce new students to different organizations. Clubs range from the aviation and chemistry club, all the way to the belly-dancing club and the LGBT club. The club fair is also a good opportunity to meet different fraternities and sororities and learn about Greek Life. Each Semester there are also many theatre and dance performances that are free for Radford students to attend.

    What to do for fun

    There is a movie theatre located on Main Street that is only about 5 minutes from campus. There is also a Hookah lounge as well as some bars. On campus during the summer there are occasionally some school events that take place on the quads. There will be things such as movies on the lawn where they put up a large screen and serve cotton candy and popcorn to anyone that wants to come out and watch. Sometimes there will be dances or themed parties thrown near the Bonnie, as well. If none of that tickles your fancy, Christiansburg is only 25 minutes away, Blacksburg is only 35 minutes away, and Roanoke is only 50 minutes away. Each of which have movie theatres, restaurants, malls, shopping centers, and live music opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    Radford University has many options for food. There is Dalton Dining Hall, which is your average campus cafeteria that offers new dishes every day and is a buffet style. There is also Wendy's, Papa Johns, Au Bon Pain, Ollo Sushi, Chik Fil' A, Starbucks, Austin Grill, Wild Greens, Pink Berry, and the New River Grill House. The New River Grill House is one of the fancier and slightly healthier options on campus that is located in the basement of Muse Hall. I don't recommend going there every day. Many freshmen like being able to get a steak on campus, but it is the most expensive place to eat on campus. It really takes a toll on your flex dollars.

    Dorm Life

    If you live in a dorm, I recommend bringing risers for your bed. The dressers and closets are fairly small and the beds are close to the ground. If you bring risers, it creates more storage space for clothes, shoes, suitcases, boxes, etc. Extension cords, plug adapters, candles, alcohol, and any open heating elements are not allowed in the dorms. If you have any items that are against the rules, the RA's will confiscate them and there is the possibility of getting a strike on your record. Radford has a 3 Strike policy; depending on the severity of the offense, depends on how many strikes get put on your record at once. A mini-fridge is a good investment as well. After a while, the food on campus can get slightly tiresome, so it's always a good thing to have your own private stash of food. Sharing a bathroom can be slightly difficult, depending on how much time your roommate and suitemates take to get ready or shower. A shower basket for all of your soaps helps keep things organized and keeps people from using your things.

    Academic Rigor

    Always go to class. Some teachers don't have an attendance policy about their classes, but if you don't attend class regularly, your grade will end up dropping. If you take online classes, it's always a good idea to keep track of the assignments you have due. It's easy to lose track of what needs done if you never have to go to a classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you attend Radford University, make sure you bring many sweaters and jackets; Radford has a tendency to have a long winter. As far as academics, get to know your professors. Being on a good talking basis with your teachers can sometimes give you a slight advantage during the learning process.

    In three sentences

    Radford is a diverse campus with numerous opportunities for each student. The campus is large enough to give the full college experience, but it is small enough to where it is not overwhelming. This university offers new experiences that help to expand your view on everything.

  • 03/19/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I've been doing lots of research on this school and I am please to say that I am excited to apply! I have family that went here and they gave me lots of good information on what life was like there. I can't wait to check it out this summer!

  • 04/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Anything and everything. If Raddy doesn't have what you like, just tell them! You can start your own club or something!

    Food and Dining

    Eh.. it is what it is.

    Dorm Life

    Be as sociable as you can, and open up to people that are really trying to get to know you! KEEP YOUR DOORS OPEN, IT'S HOW YOU MAKE FRIENDS!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy your years here! Seriously.

    In three sentences

    Radford University is an amazing place to make amazing memories. The teachers are nice and classes are pretty easy. The programs here are really top of the line as well!

  • 07/05/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety was good.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs available.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are outgoing and like to party. Because Radford is one of the biggest party schools.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe I was challenged while at Radford.

    What to do for fun

    They had a student life building where there is a movie theater and a bowling alley.

    Food and Dining

    The food was good. You could always find something to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I had a roommate who constantly bleached our room. You could smell the bleach all down the hall. She would get in my face and yell at me to do things for her. She would tell me to not go on her side of the room, and then I would find out that she was going through MY things. I believe this a form of bullying (which I was told later that that was common at Radford - to be bullied),

    Academic Rigor

    I feel I was challenged.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful with who they pick as your dorm roommate. They do not do a survey to see who you will fit with the most. Mine was mean and demanding.

    In three sentences

    My experience at Radford was a mixed one. The academic part went well. Where the dorm life was horrible.

  • 07/14/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a sheriffs office located on campus. There are safety phones located all around as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    Radford has over 250 clubs and organizations offered for its students.

    Bang for the buck

    Radford was rated one of the best colleges in Virginia. The education is great and the cost of tuition is low compared to most universities.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls at Radford have many different choices. There's the more common restaurants like Chick fil-a and Starbucks. Then there's the Radford dining located in Dalton.

    Dorm Life

    Almost all dorms on the Radford University campus have been renovated to suite style. Most dorm rooms have their own bathrooms.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have any questions involving costs of attendance, the financial aid department is great. My mom and I have contacted the financial aid department numerous times to come to idea of the amount of money needed to attend.

    In three sentences

    Radford University has one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever encountered. It is consider the best Bang for your Buck college because it gives you a great education without entirely breaking the bank. I look forward to attending Radford this fall.

  • 08/20/2014

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    Radford is a beautiful school in a beautiful area. The staff is very flexible and accepting of prospective students from various backgrounds. Its small size provides for more personal and one-on-one classroom experiences.