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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 degrees in the 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 undergraduate colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, the Johnson Center for Integrative Studies, and the School of Music. 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 a backdrop of the tallest mountains in the region. Here students get the best of many worlds, as they have a short drive to the beach, the mountains, and desert. Students are close to natural wonders like Big Bear and Joshua Tree National Park, and the many cultural activities and attractions of the nearby cities of Los Angeles and Palm Springs. 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 undergraduate schools: College of Arts and Sciences, the Johnson Center for Integrative Studies and the School of Music. The College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences in fields such as: Accounting, Physical Science, Computer Science, Economics, Environmental Science, English, Foreign Languages, Government, Managerial Studies, International Relations, Pre-Law, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Studio Art, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and more. The Johnston Center for Integrative Studies provides a nontraditional approach for a select group of highly motivated students. Johnston Center students are exempt from most of the academic structure of Redlands and instead negotiate their entire course of study with a faculty and peer committee. Drawing from the Redlands curriculum as well as from courses created each semester by the Johnston community, each student proposes an individually designed general studies program and an area of concentration. Course performance is evaluated in a narrative format rather than with letter grades. These students live in the Johnston Center Complex, a living and learning community that includes student rooms, faculty offices, classrooms, and space for weekly community meetings. The School of Music offers the profession degree of Bachelor of Music in Composition, Education and Performance. 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 students and faculty at the University of Redlands are as diverse as the community of Redlands, California. The liberal arts university prides itself on a mix of different religious, ethnic, national, and socioeconomic backgrounds. This diversity results in over 100+ 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 Outdoor Program 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 120,000 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 intercollegiate sports including: soccer, water polo, golf, cross-country, basketball, track, swimming, baseball and softball, tennis, women's lacrosse and volleyball, and football. There are also a number of intramural activities and sports-related student organizations.

Location & Contact

Address 1200 East Colton Avenue
PO Box 3080
Redlands, CA  92373-0999
United States
Contact Ms. Belinda Sandoval Zazueta
Director of Undergraduate Admission
Email: belinda_sandoval@redlands.edu
Phone: 909-748-8074
Fax: 909-335-4089

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
2 recommendations
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Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th March 1st Yes
Early decision plan November 15th January 15th
Other early decision plan November 15th January 15th Yes
Transfer March 1st May 1st Yes

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Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

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Student Body

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Hispanic/Latino 27.09%
Black or African American 4.52%
White or Caucasian 47.51%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.81%
Asian 5.82%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.64%
Two or more races 4.61%
Other 7.59%


Male (44.03%)
Female (55.97%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
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Campus events:
Homecoming, Living on Common Ground Multicultural Festival and Convocation Lecture Series

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
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Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
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Golf No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No No No
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Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
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Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
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Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
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Water Polo Checkmark Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

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Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
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Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark Division 3 No