Radford University, Virginia, USA

Radford University, Virginia, USA

Radford University is a co-educational, liberal arts, and sciences public university located in Radford, Virginia. Originally founded in 1910, Radford offers comprehensive curricula for undergraduates in more than 100 fields.

Radford University is located in the small city of Radford, in the New River Valley, close to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The City of Radford and the surrounding region provide a rich variety of cultural and leisure activities. Outdoor enthusiasts will find the university's location along the New River provides opportunities to hike, kayak, fish, swim and camp. Dozens of bicycling and hiking trails are accessible with less than a 30-minute drive, including access points to the Appalachian Trail and Jefferson National Forest. Downtown Radford is home to a variety of locally owned shops and restaurants. Meanwhile, a retail hub providing a regional mall and major chain stores and restaurants are less than 10 miles from campus.

Available Subject Areas

  • Aerospace Engineering/Sciences
  • Archaeology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computing Science
  • Digital Media & Information Studies
  • Earth Science and Geology
  • Economic & Social History
  • Education
  • Electronics/Electrical Engineering
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Film & TV
  • Geography
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Life Sciences
  • Maths
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Product Design Engineering
  • Psychology
  • School of Interdisciplinary subjects Dumfries
  • Scottish Literature
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Theatre Studies
  • Theology & Religious Studies
  • Urban Studies/Public & Social Policy

Key facts

  • Estimated number of places: 1-3 full-year or 2-6 semester places
  • Most students live in university residence halls or in private apartments and houses within walking distance of the campus
  • Calendar 
  • Grading System
  • Credit guidance: credit range per semester = minimum 12

Travel and costs

  • University of Glasgow Financial Support
  • Cost of living 
  • Transport
  • USA Immigration: protocol states that students applying to a US partner usually in March/April must provide evidence that they have sufficient funds to cover all expenses while in the United States. Full information of the financial sum required will be found on the US partner webpages and on the US Embassy webpages for their home country. 

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