Radford University (RU) is a comprehensive, mid-sized university located in the heart of southwestern Virginia. With small class sizes, rigorous academics, and a strong emphasis on service, RU provides an education that is focused on developing the student both inside and outside of the classroom. Student learning is the primary focus of everything at Radford University. This University is well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful campus. Radford University offers many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom.
Radford University develops students’ creative and critical thinking skills, teaches students to analyze problems and implement solutions, helps students discover their leadership styles, and fosters their growth as leaders. Radford University has a strong commitment to continuous review, evaluation, and improvement in the curriculum and all aspects of the university, so as to meet the changing needs of society. RU balances professional education with liberal arts components and provides numerous opportunities for applied research, scholarship, internships and international study and travel.
RU’s 185-acre campus, with its plush green lawns, colorful seasons, historic buildings, scenic views and easy access to great outdoor fun, is a special place. Students come here to learn, grow, and enjoy the best of college life. Radford University is located in the New River Valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwest Virginia. Students who want get some exercise off campus can go bicycling, kayaking, or fishing in the nearby river and mountains. Here, students find inspiration in the surroundings – the manicured green lawns on campus, the steady roll of the New River, the wonders along the Blue Ridge Parkway, the stately university buildings and a quaint downtown.