Radford was recognized in a national study as an "Institution of Excellence in the First College Year" for the breadth of quality of programs that assist student in their transition to college life.
U.S.News & World Report has ranked Radford in the South's top 25 master's level public universities in its Guide to America's Best Colleges.....I can go on and on for "smart" category.
RU is about the students and the studies, not football. For the record VT students come to RU because they don't know how to party unless they win a damn game, and even then its weak. Perks, RU has a damn river in our backyard and the campus is F'ing Beautiful!!
Radford University: "RU READY?"
Also synonymous with Shit, e.g, I just took a massive bloody Radford University, I better give a courtesy flush before I whipe.