Radford University Named to The Princeton Review’s “Best in the Southeast” List in Website Feature: "2022 Best Colleges: Region by Region” and “Guide to Green Colleges”

Radford University is one of the 143 best colleges in the Southeast according to The Princeton Review(www.PrincetonReview.com). The education services company lists Radford in the Best in the Southeast section of its "2022 Best Colleges: Region by Region" website feature that posted in August 2021 at https://www.princetonreview.com/bestSEcolleges.

The website feature salutes a total of 655 colleges that The Princeton Review recommends over five regions: the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, and International. The colleges that made the "Best in the Southeast" list are located in twelve Southeastern states.  The schools in each region are listed in alphabetical order by school name, and not ranked.

In its website profile on Radford University, The Princeton Review describes the college as "a ‘very student-oriented’ public school in southwest Virginia that offers a pretty vast array of majors," and commends it for “the professors being easy to get in touch with and easy to talk to and ask questions.”

"We chose Radford and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their academics," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's Editor-in-Chief. He noted that the company considered data from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, information from staff visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of college counselors and advisors whose perspectives the company solicits. "We also consider what students enrolled at the schools reported to us on our student survey about their campus experiences," Franek added.

“Our faculty provide endless opportunities for students to interact, learn, research and excel,” said Carolyn Ringer Lepre, Interim President at Radford University. “Students can flourish in an environment that challenges them intellectually and prepares them to become good citizens wherever they land on the globe. What students invest in learning at Radford University can lead to a life of leadership and stewardship as demonstrated by our faculty and alumni.”

Radford University was also listed among 416 colleges in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges throughout the United States. The rating provides a comprehensive measure of a school's performance as an environmentally aware and prepared institution. Specifically, it includes:

  • whether students have a campus quality of life that is both healthy and sustainable;
  • how well a school is preparing students for employment in the clean-energy economy of the 21st century as well as for citizenship in a world now defined by environmental concerns and opportunities; and
  • how environmentally responsible a school's policies are.

The 143 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its "Best in the Southeast" 2022 list are located in twelve states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Princeton Review also designated 223 colleges in the Northeast, 126 in the West, 158 in the Midwest and 4 in the International region as “best” in their locales on the company’s "2022 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists. Collectively, the colleges on The Princeton Review’s “regional best" lists for 2022 constitute about 24% of the nation's 2,700 four-year colleges.

The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com) is an education services company known for its tutoring, test-prep, books, and other student resources. Headquartered in New York, NY, it is not affiliated with Princeton University.

About Radford University

Radford University is a comprehensive public university of 10,695 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service and research programs. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful 204-acre American classical campus, Radford University offers students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. The University offers 76 bachelor’s degree programs in 47 disciplines, three associate degrees, and six certificates at the undergraduate level; 28 master's programs in 23 disciplines and six doctoral programs at the graduate level; and 14 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post-master's certificate. A Division I member of the NCAA and Big South Conference, Radford University competes in 16 men’s and women’s varsity athletics. With over 300 clubs and organizations, Radford University offers many opportunities for student engagement, leadership development and community service. In addition to robust academic offerings and engaging student experiences on the main campus located in Radford, Virginia, Radford University also offers a clinical-based educational experience for more than 1,000 students living and learning in Roanoke, Virginia as part of Radford University Carilion, a public-private partnership focused on the cutting-edge delivery of health sciences programming, outreach and service.

About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review®, is a leading tutoring, test prep, and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school–bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The company’s Tutor.com brand is one of the largest online tutoring services in the U.S. It comprises a community of thousands of tutors who have delivered nearly 21 million one-to-one tutoring sessions. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information, visit PrincetonReview.com and the company's Media Center. Follow the company on Twitter (@ThePrincetonRev) and Instagram (@theprincetonreview).

Oct 6, 2021
Becky Brackin