Radford University has been named by The Princeton Review as one of 138 institutions in its "Best in the Southeast" section of its "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region" edition. RU previously earned this recognition in The Princeton Review's 2008-2012 regional listings.
"The Princeton Review's selection of Radford University is another indication of the high quality of RU's education and the diversity of opportunities we offer our students," said President Penelope W. Kyle. "RU is well known for being student-focused, and this latest news is recognition of the culture of success we find at Radford University. This is directly attributable to our dedicated faculty, our committed staff and our students, who are focused on becoming scholar-citizens."
Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's senior vice president and publisher said, "We're pleased to recommend these colleges to users of our site as the best schools to earn their undergrad degrees. We chose these as our 'regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite."
From the 'Radford Students Say' section under Academics & Majors, The Princeton Review reports the following: "The professors here would have to be Radford's greatest strength," says a communication major. Many faculty members are "very personable, affable, and helpful." They "want to teach." "They're easy to get in touch with and easy to talk to and ask questions," adds a sociology major. Also, "classes are smaller, which makes it easier to get one-on-one attention."
According to The Princeton Review, the 138 colleges chosen for its "Best in the Southeast" designations 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 226 colleges in the Northeast, 124 in the West, and 155 in the Midwest as best in their locales on the company's "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists. Collectively, the 643 colleges named "regional best(s)" constitute about 25% of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.
Radford University is a student-focused, comprehensive public university in Southwest Virginia. Serving more than 9,500 students, RU features a strong service orientation on a beautiful 191-acre American classical campus. The university offers 69 degree programs at the undergraduate level, and 21 master's programs and three doctoral programs at the graduate level. A Division I member of the NCAA and Big South Athletic Conference, Radford participates in 19 varsity sports—11 for women and eight for men. The university is nationally recognized for its commitment to responsible stewardship of economic, social and environmental resources.
Learn more at www.radford.edu.