Radford University is located in the city of Radford (population 15,859), 36 miles southwest of Roanoke, Va., on Route 11 and I-81 in the New River Valley, close to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The area provides abundant recreation, including kayaking, fishing and tubing on the New River; hiking or bicycling on one of the region's dozens of trails; or simply taking in nature nearly anywhere in the area.
The university atmosphere is residential. Most students live in university residence halls or in private apartments and houses within walking distance of the campus. The university grounds and facilities are conveniently arranged, beautifully maintained and effectively designed to meet the academic, personal and extracurricular needs and interests of the students.
The City of Radford offers shopping and dining just a short walk from campus. Meanwhile, a regional mall is less than 10 miles away.