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FAQs about Radford University

How much does it cost to attend Radford University?

Check out the Student Accounts Tuition and Fees chart to find the most up-to-date information for tuition and fees, room and board, meal plans, and off-campus housing

How does Radford University's tuition compare to other state schools?

Radford University boasts one of the lowest tuition rates of all the four-year, state-supported schools in Virginia.

Where is Radford University located?

Radford University is nestled in the heart of the New River Valley in southwest Virginia. The campus is just 36 miles from Roanoke and is within easy driving distance of many mid-East Coast metropolitan areas. Richmond is about three and a half hours away, while Washington, D.C., and the Tidewater area are only about four and a half hours away.

Radford University's location means an abudance of recreational opportunities, including hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, swimming or kayaking on the New River (which borders campus), cycling along the Blue Ridge Parkway and much more!

If you prefer shopping, dining and movies, the town of Christiansburg is just 8 miles away and is home to a mall, a multiplex movie theater, and an abundance of restaurants.

What is the average class size?

Freshmen and sophomores can expect 30-40 students in the average class. Juniors and seniors have an average of 20-30 in their classes. There is a 19:1 student to faculty ratio at RU.

What clubs and activities are available?

There are more than 220 recognized clubs and organizations available, ranging from social and service sororities and fraternities to academic and non-academic clubs. There are also dozens of intramural sports teams and 19 NCAA Division I athletic teams.

Where do students live?

Most students live in one of the 15 university residence halls or in private accommodations within walking distance of the campus.

Learn more about Residential Life at Radford University.

Can freshmen have cars?

Yes, freshmen parking is located on University Drive, directly across the bridge from Martin Hall.

What about campus safety?

The Radford University Police Department, a fully accredited agency, employs full-time officers that serve the campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. University Police will also escort students anywhere on campus.

Is it OK that I don't know what my major will be?

Absolutely! Many students aren't sure what their majors will be when they start college. Our Pre-Major Advising Center will help you explore your options and provide guidance on choosing classes and a major that best suits you.

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