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Radford University Student Life

Radford University is on a 204-acre campus in a small town setting in Radford, Virginia. Radford University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Radford University also has fraternities and sororities.

Radford University has a thriving ESports Club. In fact, more students participate in ESports Club than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Radford University include Psychology Club, Radford Student Programming and Campus Events (R-SPaCE), Cyber Defense Club and Black Leaders Attaining Careers.

The Radford University community comes together each year for Club Fair, Radford Gives Back and Traditions Week.

Radford University Housing

Radford University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Radford University students live off campus. In 2021, 45% of undergrads at Radford University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 55% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Radford University. There are 3,889 spots available in on-campus housing for all 7,307 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 3,35 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Radford University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Safety at Radford University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Radford University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Radford University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Radford University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Radford University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Radford University, take Interstate 81 to Radford, VA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Virginia you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Radford University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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