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University of Redlands

  • Redlands, CA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 55%45%
    student ratio
  • 3,609
    total students
  • $40,990 | $40,990
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 15
    fall application deadline
  • 67%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 570
    sat math
  • 570
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 25
    act composite

Overview

A Private Liberal Arts University Set in Redlands, California

Set amidst the beauty and excitement of Southern California, the University of Redlands offers its students several degrees in liberal arts, business, education and other specialized fields. It is a private school with a beautiful campus in the city of Redlands, California, and it is comprised of three distinct colleges: The School of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Education. Students enjoy a diverse liberal arts education, exciting social life, and access to some of the most beautiful natural settings in the United States.

Redlands, California is set amidst the shadows of the Southern California mountains, and is home to a number of natural parks and busy commercial areas, many centered around the University of Redlands. Here students get the best of many worlds, as they have a short drive to the beach, the mountains, and exciting cities like Hollywood, California. Students are close to natural wonders like Forest Falls and the San Gorgonio wilderness, and the many cultural activities and attractions of the nearby cities of San Bernardino, Colton, Pomona, and Fontana. Students can hike the mountains, surf waves, and visit astonishing art galleries, making student life one of the most exciting aspects of attending school in Redlands, California.

Integrated Studies Integral to the Liberal Arts Education

The University of Redlands emphasizes integrated studies and diversification among its core curriculum, to give students a well-rounded liberal arts education. The school focuses on producing analytical and enlightened graduates through integrated studies and innovative teaching techniques. Its goal is to teach students how to question stereotypes, challenge assumptions, and to understand the world as a whole.

Redlands students also enjoy a low student to teacher ratio and personal assistance and direction from faculty advisors. Students can readily engage in class discussions, request individual help, and have direct face-time with their professors. This personalized attention and focus on integrated studies results in superior performance in the classroom and after graduation.

The curriculum at the University of Redlands includes integrated studies and liberal arts major programs offered through their three schools: The School of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Education.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts in fields such as: Accounting, the Arts, Physical Science, Computer Science, Economics, Environmental Management, Environmental Science, English, Foreign Languages, Government, Managerial Studies, International Relations, Pre-Law, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Women's and Gender Studies and more.

The two professional schools at the University of Redlands accept traditional undergraduates as well as working professional adults. The School of Education offers degrees such as: Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Master of Arts in Education, Professional Development, Service Credential, Teacher Credential, and Undergraduate Program for Teacher Preparation.

The School of Business offers degrees such as Bachelor of Science in Business, Bachelor of Arts in Management, Master of Arts in Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Master of Science in Information Technology.

A Vibrant Student Life Comprised of Diverse Student Organizations

The student's "body" and faculty at the University of Redlands are as diverse as the inhabitants of Redlands, California. The liberal arts university prides itself on a mix of different religious, ethnic, national, and socioeconomic backgrounds. This diversity results in a number of unique student organizations, clubs, and other student life activities.

Students can choose from clubs dealing with athletic and sports, fine arts, cultures, politics, social justice, and religion, as well as a handful of Greek organizations. The University of Redlands Outdoors Club is one of the most popular student organizations, as it hosts events and outings throughout Redlands and the rest of Southern California. These outings are not only fun, but they also teach students wilderness survival, life skills, and environmental conservation.

Students who choose to include volunteering and service in their student life have a number of opportunities to make a difference in the Redlands community and beyond. In fact, students perform 65,000 hours of community service every year. There is also an involved and influential student government at the university.

Whether students want to participate in sports or watch them, there are many choices at the University of Redlands. Men and women compete in 21 NCAA Division III intecollegiate sports including: soccer, water polo, golf, cross-country, basketball, track, swimming, baseball/softball, tennis, women's lacrosse and volleyball, and football. There are also a number of intramural activities and sports-related student organizations.


Location & Contact

1200 East Colton Avenue PO Box 3080
Redlands, CA 92373-0999
United States


Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Asian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Public Policy Analysis
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Design and Visual Communications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music History, Literature, and Theory
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Theory and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Keyboard Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Voice and Opera
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Communication Sciences and Disorders
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

67% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied4,668
    • Accepted3,137
    • Acceptance Rate67%
    • Enrolled3,609
    • Female Applicants2,650
    • Females Accepted1,813
    • Female Acceptance Rate68%
    • Male Applicants2,018
    • Males Accepted1,324
    • Male Acceptance Rate65%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.66
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 15th March 1st Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen January 15th March 1st Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer March 15th May 1st Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 570 510 610
    • SAT Math 570 520 620
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 25 23 27
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$40,990
    • Out-of-state tuition *$40,990
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$300.00
    • Room and board *$12,314.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students3,609
    • Male Student Percentage45%
    • Female Student Percentage55%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino25.46%
    • Black or African American4.6%
    • White or Caucasian48.96%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.53%
    • Asian5.04%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.58%
    • Two or more races3.77%
    • Unknown10.22%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.83% representing 14 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students19% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing, Cooperative housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 65%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Associated Students, service organizations, cultural organizations, social awareness groups
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division C No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Water polo Yes Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty524
    • Full-time Percentage38%
    • Part-time Percentage62%
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty Ratio14:1 or 4,320 students to 307 faculty


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