Reasons to Choose Radford

Courtney Ward is an undergraduate marketing major graduating this winter commencement

Courtney Ward '17

“I feel confident going into the workforce after graduation because my time at Radford University has taught me life skills that will help me in a professional environment."

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Natacha Rangel-Ribeiro, undergraduate chemistry major and women's soccer player

Natacha Rangel-Ribeiro '20

“The small classroom sizes, the excellent research opportunities and being able to have everything I wanted in a school as well as getting to play soccer was the reason I chose Radford University."

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Undergraduate Mark Forbes is a nursing student

Mark Forbes '18

“As a nursing student, I have the opportunity to meet new people at every clinical experience and I have the ability to impact lives in a positive manner."

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Undergraduate Cole Faulkner is a double major in biology and chemistry

Cole Faulkner '20

"Most of the professors I have had want to get to know who their students really are, and I would even call some of my professors my friends. It is this passion that makes myself and many other students succeed in and out of the classroom, and proud to call ourselves students at Radford University.”

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Undergraduate Nicole Diambra is a dance and recreation, parks and tourism major

Nicole Diambra '18

“The RARE trip, Bahamas trip and countless performance opportunities I have had, both at Radford University as well as at the Kennedy Center, are all such unique opportunities to engage in the areas of study I love."

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Graduating undergraduate student Kevon DuPree

Kevon DuPree '17

“At Radford, you’re more than just a number, faculty actually take the time to get to know you on a more personal level. Through their challenging curriculum, they do an excellent job of preparing students for the 'real world' and to excel in their chosen career field.”

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Doctor of Physical Therapy graduating student Jessica Ostrower

Jessica Ostrower, DPT '17

"I feel so fortunate to have been able to attend a Doctor of Physical Therapy program that not only values academic and clinical excellence, but also service, community and family."

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Elementary education transfer student Lena Johnson

Lena Johnson '18

"As a transfer student, all of the organizations I have been involved in have enhanced my self-esteem and given me a spirit of dedication. Through my involvement I can say that I have truly learned what is important to me, and become a better person from these experiences.”

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Undergraduate biology student Luis Arias in the Greenhouse at Radford University

Luis Arias '18

“I picked Radford University because of its size and location. I felt I could develop a close relationship with my professors. Along with those relationships, I knew I would have the chance to do actual independent research that I would not have been able to do at a larger state school.”

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More "Choose Radford" Profiles

Check out the gallery below to read more stories about why students choose Radford University.

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