Radford the #21 Most Wallet-Friendly College City

RADFORD, VA — The city of Radford ranks no. 21 for “wallet-friendliness” among college towns and cities, according to WalletHub. Home of Radford University, Radford has a high population of students, and plenty of low-cost options for entertainment.

Source: WalletHub

The ranking is based on the following metrics:

  • Housing Costs Note: This metric measures the price of a two-bedroom apartment rental.
  • Adjusted Cost of Living for Young People
  • Share of Rental Units
  • Average Monthly Fitness-Club Fee
  • Average Cost of Pizza & Burgers
  • Cost of Higher Education Note: This metric measures the average tuition fee weighted by the number of students.
  • Student Loan Debt per Person
  • Learn more about the City of Radford and Radford University.

    Check out more of the higher education options in the NRV here.


    Virginia’s New River Valley: For those searching for an inspiring place to live and do business, Virginia’s New River Valley provides both an eclectic small town atmosphere and an innovative, collaborative business community with a loyal, highly skilled, and educated workforce. Offering the best of both worlds – magnificent mountains, cutting-edge research, arts, entertainment, and education – it’s A NATURAL FIT.

    Onward NRV: Onward NRV is a public/private, regional economic development organization whose mission is to attract and retain world class jobs, investment and talent in Virginia’s New River Valley. It’s also a movement where leaders from business, government, and higher education work together to promote the economic vitality of the region.

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