Radford University is a comprehensive public university of more than 9,400 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 67 degree programs in 38 disciplines and four certificates at the undergraduate level; 22 master's programs in 17 disciplines and three doctoral programs at the graduate level; 11 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post-master's certificate. A Division I member of the NCAA and Big South Athletic Conference, Radford University competes in 16 men’s and women’s varsity athletics. With over 270 clubs and organizations, Radford University offers many opportunities for student engagement, leadership development and community service.
The State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Radford was founded in Radford as a women's college in 1910. In 1924, the school was renamed the State Teachers College at Radford, with the primary intent of training teachers in the Appalachian region. In 1943, as part of the state's consolidation movement, the college merged with the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in nearby Blacksburg, serving as the larger university's women's campus. The merger dissolved in 1964, and following a period of sustained and significant growth, Radford College was granted university status in 1979. In 2008, the Virginia General Assembly authorized three doctoral programs at Radford University, and the first doctoral degrees were awarded in 2011.
Radford University is an 204-acre (0.83 km2) campus located in a residential area of Radford, Virginia. The town is located in the Virginia Highlands, between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains at a double bend in the New River. Nearly all of the 31 administrative, academic, student services, and residence halls, many built in a red-brick Georgian style, are located on three quadrangles and a pedestrian thoroughfare in a 76-acre (310,000 m2) area, while a large adjoining area along the New River holds the university's athletic facilities, student parking lots, and student apartments. The university opened a new COBE building (College of Business and Economics) in 2012. In 2014 a New Student Fitness Center opened. A new Center for Sciences opened during the spring semester of 2016. The following fall semester, the new CHBS (College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences) Building opened its doors. As of 2016, nearly all dorms at Radford have been renovated. Renovations are currently ongoing for several buildings on campus. Radford is located on exits 105 and 109 of Interstate 81, with accessibility to nearby I-77.
Bordering the Little River, and about five miles from campus, is the Selu Conservancy, a 376-acre (1.52 km2) reserve, observatory, retreat, and conference center owned by the University Foundation.
The Radford University Foundation has numerous partial scholarships that are awarded each academic year. These scholarships are based on factors such as hometown location, major, and merit.
Radford University will provide approximately $ 1.6 million in Foundation Scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year. Nearly 600 students will benefit from generous donors and the foundation of Radford University!
To be considered for receiving any of our Foundation Scholarships, students enrolled at Radford and enrolled students who have deposited a deposit must complete a joint scholarship application.
After submitting a joint application, applicants will automatically be considered for any scholarship that they meet the basic qualifications (degrees).
Moreover, Radford University will provide a unique scholarship - $5000 USD/ year for EGE's students. This is a great opportunity for students who want to study aboard without high tuition fees.
"The Best Colleges and Universities in the South East" - Review of The Princeton, 2004 - 17
"Top Public Schools" - South - # 15 - World Report & US Reports, 2018
"Best Business Schools" - The Princeton Review, 2012, 2014, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
"Best Dorm" debuted at No. 3 in Virginia and was in the top 100 in the nationwide charts in 2015.