RU recogonized again by Princeton Review

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Larry White

Radford University is continuing to be recognized nationally for its academic success as an upcoming university in the nation. Radford University earned national recognition as a public education institution listed in “The Best Value Colleges: 2013 Edition,” published Tuesday Feb. 5  by The Princeton Review.
RU is slowly evolving to national prominence while receiving continuous praise from the Princeton Review, other books and national recognition associations. According to, in 2010, RU was also selected as the “Best in the Southeast” University for the third straight year by the Princeton Review
According to, the Princeton Review profiles 75 public and 75 private colleges and universities chosen by The Princeton Review after reviewing academic, cost and financial-aid data from 650 institutions nationwide, as well as student opinion surveys conducted from Fall 2011 through Fall 2012.
If you look at the Radford University through the Princeton Review website; you can see the  increase in GPA of incoming students and even the increase in freshman enrollment each academic year. More students are choosing Radford for many reasons such as more majors that are offered, career placement programs with the amount of internships students at RU are offered, the class sizes and most importantly the financial stability.”This ranking is reaffirmation that Radford University provides its students with an exceptional value,” Radford University President Penelope W. Kyle said. “We know that students consider many factors in their decisions about which university is best for them. We are pleased that The Princeton Review has recognized Radford’s commitment to providing our students with a superior education that is also within reach financially.”
Many more scholarships are being offered for incoming freshman due to the increased support of the alumni association. According to, in the 2011-12 academic year, Radford awarded more than $1.2 million in academic excellence scholarships, for which all qualified students were automatically considered, and nearly $2 million in need-based aid. Scholarships are also available to students for specific fields of study, including business, education, allied health, the humanities, science and technology, and visual and performing arts. About Radford, The Princeton Review writes, “Radford provides a broad scope of academic opportunities and distinctive level of academic attention for a bargain price. Class sizes are smaller, and professor quality higher, than many other public universities.”