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Radford University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkA- Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueA- University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceA+ Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityB Extra CurricularsB+
SafetyB
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Excess Competition
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He rated most things higher than other students did.
Date: Feb 20 2009
Major: Biology (This Major's Salary over time)
Radford is simply what you make of it. Doing well after graduation takes effort but this is not any different than any other college except the elite Ivy league. As a biology major, jobs did not come easily as there is a lot of competition. I did well at RU and continue to do well in my field. I have since obtained a MS from another school but I would not have been accepted without trying so damn hard at RU. Radford is a school that can be viewed as a party school. And if you want to party I suggest you do so, but don't expect to feel like your college is cheating you out of an excellent education because you are hung-over all the time. If your roll as a student is taken seriously, RU has a staff that will take you seriously and provide an excellent education. I have been enrolled in three universities since RU and there is one common link; all require dedication. If your not serious about school and go to RU you can pass with Cs and probably will not get hired. If you apply yourself and get involved it shows strength and character which will be heavily sought after completing your undergraduate curriculum. One thing I will say negative about RU is the police. I worked hard and occationally would like to party. Because RU is trying to clean up their image (which is respectful) they give the police too much power. I can understand trying to keep the student body safe but infiltrating parties with undercover cops is not harmonizing and creates students with a jaded perception of police. I would like to return to RU, as I have at the other universities I have attended, and party with the student body and give a positive representation of what can be achieved with hard work. I haven't simply because the police are so bad. Radford's management could use a re-tooling of their methodology of creating a safe environment for students. Using NARKS creates bad publicity for the school and shows they have little confidence in the student body they have selected for enrollment. Perhaps beefing up the police force and using a method of friendly presence over invasive infiltration would work for solving RU's bad reputation. At universities such as UVA and VATech this has worked well and the priortiy seems to be safety over busting kids for drinking. It is natural for kids to experiment with alcohol during college; creating a hostile environment for this natural occurence is ineffective and damaging.
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