For the fourth year in a row, Radford University is on the Princeton Review’s list of best colleges and universities in the Southeast.
"To be recognized again by the Princeton Review as one of the best institutions in our region is another indication of the high quality of Radford University and the education and opportunities we offer our students,” said President Penelope W. Kyle. “This is an honor for all of us: faculty, students, staff and friends of our university.”
The college and universities included on this year’s list were chosen primarily for their “excellent academic programs,” according to Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher of the Princeton Review. Radford University has recently added doctoral programs in both nursing and physical therapy and will award its first Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees this summer. It has also added an undergraduate degree in geospatial science, the first of its kind in Virginia, which begins this fall.
“We are dedicated to providing superior degree programs in areas that will best serve the needs of the Commonwealth and its citizens, and more students are recognizing this as one of our greatest strengths,” said Kyle, noting recent record enrollment.
More than 2,100 new freshmen will begin classes at Radford University this fall, representing a 13 percent increase from 2010 and a 42 percent increase from 2009. The university plans to continue to increase enrollment by 1,400 undergraduate students within the next six years.