Reasons to 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 - small classes taught by engaged faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, opportunities for research, an affordable education, vibrant student life and campus community, and academic excellence, just to name a few.
“At Radford University, I am encouraged to be the best version of myself. My team, coaches and professors support me on and off the court."
"The faculty, staff and students at Radford have made me feel at home. I've always liked to learn and be in an academic setting. It's so cool that now I have a choice over what I learn."
"In a major as hands on as advertising, having professors who care and want to teach is so important and I found that here."
“Through both my education and work experience here, the university has helped me develop professionally and ensured that I have a thorough knowledge of current, modern and cutting edge technologies in my field.”
"It's nice to still be in the area and be home, and I think I needed that for my transition from high school to college."
"Where other universities rely on largely theory based learning, Radford University offered courses that provided real and practical knowledge that I can take with me once I graduate."
"At Radford University, I have created new friendships, built strong relationships with my professors and I have been provided with the skills to help me in my professional career."
“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."
“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."
“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."
"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.”
“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."
“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.”
"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."
"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.”
“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.”
More "Choose Radford" Profiles
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