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Radford University, or RU, is a public, state-funded university in Southwestern Virginia. It was established in 1910 as a women's college, but in 1972 it became coeducational. There are over 8, 000 undergraduates and more than 1, 000 postgraduates enrolled in this university which has a campus of over 177 acres. Radford University offers undergraduate degrees in liberal arts and a number of programs at the master degree level. These include the M. F. A. and M. B. A. degrees. Radford University's athletics teams are known as the Highlanders and the team colors are red and white. The University offers a number of varsity sports for men and women. Among these are tennis, rugby, baseball, cross-country, golf, soccer, track and field, field hockey, softball, swimming and diving, volleyball and basketball. The tennis, basketball and rugby teams have won a number of national championships.

Profile of Radford UniversityThe campus of Radford University is in Radford, VA, which is a town not far from a more urbanized area. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Radford University include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in media and art studies.

Radford University Selectivity

Admission at Radford University is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 450. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 460 and 550.

Radford University has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 9, 122 students enrolled (8, 502 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at Radford University. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Radford University offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Big South Conference. Radford University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts484interdisciplinary studies, English, political science, history, economics, social services, sociology, foreign language and literature, . . .
Business and Management354business management, marketing, accounting, finance
Education and Teaching242physical education teaching, special ed, education, school Counselling, education of autistic, educational administration, reading teaching
Media221journalism, communication studies
Therapy and Counselling164psychology, communication disorders, school psychology
Security and Law Enforcement142criminal justice and safety
Family and Social Work130social work, food and nutrition
Nursing and Emergency Medicine105registered nursing, various nursing
Computer Science and Engineering78computer science, information science, computer and info science
Science78biology, geology, chemistry, physical sciences, physics
Art Studies71art studies
Design62design and visual communication
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy52parks and recreation studies
Drama and Performing Arts30dance, drama
Medical Support and Technology26audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy and religious studies
Contact: Radford UniversityRadford University

East Main Street

Radford, VA 24141-0672

General Phone: (540) 831-5000


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