The RU MBA program is “a mix of adult and young adult students.” The latter group includes nearly all of the full-time students, a combination of recently minted American undergraduates and international students. The student body tends to be “young, eager to get into a professional setting, worried about the job market,” “friendly, hard-working, and intelligent.” Working professionals constitute a substantial minority whose experience and insights are welcomed by their younger peers. Full-timers describe campus life as being “like any typical college student’s life,” with the “majority of time spent studying and preparing for class.” Part-time students typically don’t have time for the “many activities, clubs, and organizations that are at this school.” Those who attend classes at the Roanoke Higher Education Center tell us that “the RHEC is a newly remodeled, high tech, and comfortable facility more suited to providing an appropriate atmosphere for educating older MBA students.” Hometown Radford is a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains; Roanoke is about 45 miles away. The area is most amenable to outdoor enthusiasts, as it provides easy access to the Appalachian Trail, the New River, and Claytor Lake. Shopping, restaurants, nightlife, and such are not in great supply, students warn, although the proximity of Roanoke helps to make up for this deficiency. Charleston, West Virginia, and Greensboro, North Carolina, are also within a reasonable driving distance.