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.
"There's plenty of opportunities to meet new people and really make Radford feel like home."
“I truly believe I will be a lifelong learner. One of the great things about my Radford experience is that the professors really encourage that.”
"I really enjoyed my time here at Radford University. Everyone here really supported me through my academic and athletic career."
"My nursing professor pushed me out of my comfort zone to be a leader and to be someone my peers recognize that they can count on."
"I chose to come to Radford because of a conversation with an interior design alumna. She encouraged me to come here because of the relationships you build with everyone, especially your professors."
"I'm extremely happy here on campus. Radford has allowed me to find my place and be part of so many valuable experiences, and it has given me the support system I need to be successful."
“One of the reasons I came to Radford was because it wasn’t a very, very big school. And I knew I could have an impact and hopefully affect people in a positive way.”
"I love that Radford's program is clinical-focused. The program really prepares us with more training as counseling psycholgists, and has prepared us to help a lot of people with a wide range of concerns."
"I love the flexibility that Radford University offers. They ask what you are interested in and how they can combine those interests with your goals to ensure you are successful."
“My academic advisor in the Academic Success Center had a vital role in supporting me through my experience at Radford. He encouraged me to be great because he knew that I would do amazing things in the world.”
"Radford's online Bachelor of Business Administration degree is great becuase it gives me the ability and convenience to manage my time and do things my way. I don’t have to fit a set class schedule into my day.”
"Radford University’s nursing program is one of the best in the state. Just being here gives you opportunities everywhere else, especially when you begin to apply for jobs."
"Everyone at Radford University is so friendly and supportive of one another. The Academic Success Center and all around campus - it’s just one of my favorite places in the world. ”
"The classes at Radford University are very practical and allow you to put into practice what you're going to be doing in industry. There are several classes in place to help you get internships and jobs after college. They really prepare you for your future."
"Everyone at Radford University comes together to help each other out when we can, and that makes me proud to be a Highlander."
“I absolutely fell in love with the faculty and the atmosphere. None of the other programs I looked at had the type of personal faculty-student relationships that you find here. I really valued that.”
"Radford has definitely showed me a career path. Being a part of different organizations and offices across campus that are student-oriented has shown me that I have a passion for working with students and I want to puruse a Student Affairs program after college so that I can create that same sense of community that Radford has, on a different campus."
“When I first came here I didn’t even know what I wanted to do with my life…I’m so glad that I came here and made that decision. I think I knew from the beginning this is my home.”
"Radford University feels like home. It's got everything you could ask for."
“My Radford University degree will catapult me as a leader in the design field and prepare me to teach in higher education.”
"My Radford University degree, and all the opportunities behind it, helped me get into a Ph.D. program to one day become Dr. Philson."
"At Radford, I've had the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research in Patagonia, Chile. I appreciate that my geology program helps me develop my skillsets in and out of the classroom."
"When I started school, I didn’t know how to sew or anything. I went with zero experience in fashion. Now, I feel like an expert. I feel like I am competing with the big designers and that is a great thing. I am so glad that I chose Radford.”
“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."
"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."
“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."
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