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Radford University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkC Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessD Creativity/ InnovationD
Individual ValueB University Resource UseC+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeC
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsC
SafetyB-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Condescending, Unhelpful

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SAT1300
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He cares more about Educational Quality than the average student.
Date: Jun 17 2008
Major: Biology (This Major's Salary over time)
Teachers are typically arrogant and condescending. They don't expect RU students to be the "achiever-type" so they don't make an effort to help them. When a student does reach out, it's usually only because they missed 90% of lecture and want a D instead of an F. Only about 1/3 of students show up for class on a regular basis, so teachers are more concerned about attendance requirements rather than the actual subject matter. Classes and teachers are like high school. Don't expect to get help from professors during office hours either.

I think one of the reasons professors are unfriendly is because their life consists of teaching morons at one of Virginia's worst schools. I guess I can't blame them.

Since the academics are piss-poor, you can imagine extracurricular activities are weak too. I went to a student club interest meeting which consisted of three girls sitting around talking about bullshit…for over an hour. It ended with the leader proclaiming she wasn't even interested in the particular club. Needless to say, I never returned. Imagine trying to network with those people. Thats your alumni base!! A bunch of idiots!

The town of Radford consists of Main Street and thats it. The townies are a mixed bag of 10% middle class residents and 90% non-showering, teeth-lacking junkies who are on welfare and usually abuse pharmaceutical drugs. Incoming freshman and transfer students should also be aware of the two townie crack heads who wander around near campus. Students nicknamed him "Rambo" and he tries to pimp his wife out for either $2 or a 40oz. Its the kind of town where you know there are tons of low-life sex offenders lurking around every corner. Not an eye-pleasing place.

Faculty is always accessible. They live in Radford; they have nothing else to do. Student competitiveness in your respective department is great because its non-existent… Radford's Gen-ed program consists of busywork and multiple choice Scantron tests. Zero creativity. Campus is average at best. Modern looking buildings and poorly laid sidewalk patterns with a couple trees. Nothing to brag about, but its not bad.

Students are immature and close minded. Students often yell "Radford Sucks" to families on campus tours, then proceed to laugh about it for five minutes. Another student favorite is to get drunk and vandalize the bicycles locked outside the dorm rooms. At a certain point, you have to ask yourself, "what the hell did I do in life to have deserved this? Why didn't I go to JMU or VT and get a real university experience."

A good one word description of the student body would be "unaware" They are completely "unaware" of where they are going in life. But they are definitely aware of where beer is on sale across southwest Virginia!

Save your time and money folks.

       
Responses
commentYou must have no friends dude.
commentI couldn't agree much more. This university sucks and I'm glad I GTFO!
commentGreat response. I love the comment saying "you must have no friends dude". That high school attitude explains it all. People are more worried about partying and hanging out than what they're going to do after school… which is why you're in college in the first place.
commentThe town (not city) of radford wants to be blacksburg. RU wants to be VT. But that will never happen. This school is second rate shit and the students dont want to believe it. That is why it is called SADford
commentRadford is NOT a second rate school! It's a third rate school. Absolutely horrible.
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