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Radford University ranked among best regional universities

Radford University has been recognized among the best regional universities in the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" 2014 rankings.

RU moved from 50th place (2013 edition) to 32nd place (2014 edition) of public and private universities in the south region category. Radford University was also named as one of the top 20 public regional universities in the south, going from 21st place last year to 13th place.

"We're pleased that Radford University continues to be recognized as one of the top universities in our region," said President Penelope W. Kyle. "I am delighted at this achievement. This ranking is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff who are committed to our students. Radford University is known for offering a quality, student-focused education, and this ranking validates that RU is achieving its goal," Kyle added.

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Radford University is a comprehensive public university of more than 9,900 students. RU 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 191-acre American classical campus, Radford University offers students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. 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. Since 2005, the university has secured approval and funding for nearly $300 million in capital projects, including both new construction and renovation.

Learn more about Radford University at www.radford.edu.

Sep 10, 2013
Joe Carpenter
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