Radford University again earns "Best in the Southeast" nod from the Princeton Review
For the 10th consecutive year, Radford University has been named one of the "Best in the Southeast" by The Princeton Review, a nationally known education services company.
"I see this as another confirmation of the hard work of Radford University’s superior faculty and committed staff,” said Radford University President Brian O. Hemphill. "We are pleased to have our students recognize the dedication, expertise and mentoring they find in Radford’s welcoming campus culture."
Radford’s decade-long run began in 2008 on the prestigious “2017 Best Colleges: Region-by-Region" web feature, an annual Princeton Review product. Radford was one of 139 colleges and universities from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
For 2017, Radford is joined by 21 other Virginia colleges and universities. Nationally, the company named 649 colleges in four regions of the country—Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West that it considers “academically outstanding.”
“We want to shine light on these exceptional institutions – which represent only 15 percent of the nation's four-year colleges,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president-publisher and lead author.
The Princeton Review editors made their selections based upon data the company collected from an 84-question survey of 143,000 students about themselves and their school's academics, administration and student body.
From the 'Radford Students Say' section under Academics, Radford University is described as a "very student-oriented" public school in southwest Virginia that offers a pretty vast array of majors. The Princeton Review said that Radford students “call our attention to the business, nursing, education and interior design programs in particular." The web feature also quotes another student, a communication major, as saying: "The professors here would have to be Radford's greatest strength." The Review also characterizes students describing Radford faculty members as "very personable, affable, and helpful" who "want to teach."