Why Choose Radford?

There are as many reasons to choose Radford University as there are students who attend; however, when we ask our students why they chose Radford, some common themes emerge:

Academic excellence: Radford University is proud to have been named among the Best Colleges and Universities in the Southeast by The Princeton Review and among the Top Public Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report. Our academic programs prepare students to be strong leaders, creative thinkers and responsible partners who thrive in an increasingly global society. Our curricula emphasizes critical thinking and gives students both practical skills and intellectual experiences that prepare them for careers, graduate school or wherever life takes them.

Small classes taught by engaged faculty: While Radford University is by no means a small school, our smaller enrollment means students rarely take "pit classes" with hundreds of other students. This allows faculty members to get to know our students and help them make the most of their academic experience.

Affordable education: Radford University proves that a high-quality education doesn't require a big price tag! With one of the lowest tuition rates in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Radford University offers a private school experience at a public school price.

Opportunities for research: Thanks to Radford University's unique size, undergraduate students have amazing opportunities to do research - research that is often only available to graduate students at larger schools. As a result, students hit the ground running when they start their careers or attend graduate school.

State-of-the-art facilities: Radford University was the first campus in the state to go entirely wireless, but our commitment to staying on the cutting edge with technology didn't end there. We are proud of our multimedia classrooms and high-tech learning spaces that give students the tools they need to succeed.

Beautiful campus: The Radford University campus is among the most beautiful in the southeast. With Georgian brick buildings, columns and cupolas, Radford gives students an inspiring place to study and live.

Vibrant student life: At Radford University, we believe that the college experience goes outside the classroom. Radford students can join one of the more than 200 student clubs and organizations, cheer on our Division I athletics teams or attend one of our many concerts, plays and productions.