Students Say

The University of Redlands is a smallish liberal arts college in Southern California that offers “great financial aid” and “emphasizes a balanced, broad education.” “Small class sizes provide a more hands-on learning experience” and “personal attention.” Class discussions are “often spicy and provoking.” Professors are “friendly,” “always prepared,” and “willing to help you with anything.” Some students call the coursework here “demanding.”

Overview

Applicants
4,668
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average HS GPA
3.66

GPA Breakdown

41%
Over 3.75
23%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
510 - 610
SAT Math
520 - 620
ACT Composite
23 - 27

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Talent / Ability
Character / Personal Qualities

Overall

Students Say

The University of Redlands is a smallish liberal arts college in Southern California that offers “great financial aid” and “emphasizes a balanced, broad education.” “Small class sizes provide a more hands-on learning experience” and “personal attention.” Class discussions are “often spicy and provoking.” Professors are “friendly,” “always prepared,” and “willing to help you with anything.” Some students call the coursework here “demanding.” Whatever the case, there are “endless academic opportunities,” and Redlands has the “resources for just about anything” you can conjure up to study. Through the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), the majority of students follow a conventional undergraduate curriculum, declaring majors and minors. About 200 students choose the innovative approach of the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies. They design their own majors, work with professors to create contracts for their courses, and receive narrative evaluations of their work (instead of letter grades). Other academic highlights at Redlands include an impressive school of music, an uncommon major in communicative disorders, and excellence across the hard sciences. The study abroad program is also awesome. Some 40 percent of these undergrads take coursework in places far-flung, either for a traditional semester or during the fairly unique May Term, an intensive four-week period when students focus on one class. As far as complaints, red tape is pretty annoying—especially for a school this size. “Any bureaucratic task takes a million years to accomplish.” Also, “a lot of courses aren’t offered every year,” and the ones that are available tend to “fill up fast.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
318
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
63%
Graduate in 5 years
71%
Graduate in 6 years
73%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
  • Latin American Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Literature (British and Commonwealth)

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


W. Richard West
Dir. of the Nat'l Museum of the American Indian

Cynthia J. Hoffman
Chair, Dept of Voice, the Julliard School

Gaddi H. Vasquez
US Representative to the UN

Jean M. Stephens
CEO of RSM International

David Boies
Chairman, Schiller & Flexner, The American Lawyer 2012 Litigator of the Yea

Ronald Litzinger
President, Southern California Edison

Marilyn Magness
Director, Creative & Parks Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
88
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 28

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Bang For Your Buck

Annual tuition at the university comes to about $39,000. Room and board will add another $12,000, and you can expect to spend $2,000 on required fees, books, and supplies. While this brings the total cost to nearly $53,000 per year, it’s unlikely you will pay anything close to that figure; Redlands does an admirable job of making itself affordable for everyone. For many students, the decision to attend is sealed because they “received a great financial aid package.” A few need-based scholarships and grants are available.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$30,331

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$28,780

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,171

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,231

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
71%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$25,750

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$42,836
Required Fees
$350
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,746

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,600
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Students at Redlands are “passionate.” They have a “sense of wonder and enthusiasm” and “a huge variety of interests.” As a whole, students are “quite liberal” politically. Most students are “fairly involved in many aspects of school,” and they promise that “everyone can find a niche somewhere on campus.” The undergraduate population melds pretty well. There’s “no separation of athletes, geeks, Greeks, etc.” To the extent that there’s any division, it’s between Johnston students and students in the CAS. Johnston students—the ones who make their own majors and get evaluations instead of grades—definitely “pride themselves on their uniqueness,” and they can be “eccentric.” “There are colorful characters on both sides of the spectrum,” though, and students assure us that any segregation is self-imposed. “I really don’t see a line between the CAS and Johnston,” observes one student. “It is only there for those who want it to be.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,683
Out of State

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
17

Demographics

5.22%
Asian
2.71%
African-American
23.21%
Hispanic
56.25%
Caucasian
6.75%
Unknown
1.07%
International

57% female
43% male
99% are full time
1% are part time

Overview

Students Say

No one could deny that the Redlands campus “has incredible aesthetic appeal” and eye-popping scenery. It’s also “bustling with fun people and tons of activities.” “The whole campus is full of creativity.” “There are programs and things to do every night, usually so much that you end up overbooking yourself and having to run from one thing to another in order to be everywhere you want to be.” Though some note, “Some of the facilities are really old and outdated.” This doesn’t flag students’ enthusiasm. “There is a lot of school spirit,” and intercollegiate sports are popular. The Greek system, which consists of a handful of sororities and fraternities that are “not nationally affiliated,” is pretty popular. However, “the party scene is only one part of life on campus and does not take over social life by any means.” “There’s a real spectrum of hard partiers and stone-cold sober people.” The town of Redlands is “quirky” but “a bit isolated.” Critics gripe that “there is not a lot to do” off campus. Devotees of the surrounding area tell us that there’s “an excellent downtown” “with coffee shops, restaurants, and bars.” “If you give the town half a chance,” they maintain, “it actually has some cool features.” In addition, the school sponsors a wealth of outdoor adventures and “rents out equipment such as snowboards, backpacks, sleeping bags, and anything else you would need in the wilderness.” Students also take “trips up to Joshua Tree and Big Bear” or, for more urban fare, trek to Los Angeles.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
59%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
94
First-Year Students living on campus
92%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
76

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Jen Ostermiller

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
105
Number of Honor Societies
8

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
8

13% join a fraternity
20% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Bulldogs)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Water Polo
Women's Sports (Bulldogs)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: CSUSB
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: CSUSB
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: CSUSB

Sustainability

Green Rating
74

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
18

Average Number of PC's per Lab
21

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple and Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Admissions Office
Visiting Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 3080
Redlands, CA 92373-9999

Phone
(909) 748-8074

Email
Admissions@redlands.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Armacost Library
Peppers Art Center
Currier Gymnasium/Fitness Center
Chapel
Post Office
Other popular places on campus: Math and Physics Building, Aquatic Center, Football Stadium, Jasper's Corner, and Plaza Cafe.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Los Angeles/Hollywood
Palm Springs/Desert Hot Springs
Mountain Resorts: Forest Falls,Big Bear,Arrowhead
Beaches
Downtown Redlands
There are also several amusement parks (Disneyland, Magic Mountain, Raging Waters, Knotts Berry Farm) within driving distance.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Saturday
Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm; Sat 10am-2pm
(909) 748-8074

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 10a, 1p and 4p and Sat 11a and 1p
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
3 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
Jeff_Martinez@redlands.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Limitations
Only for high school seniors and transfer students. Contact visit coordinator

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Ontario International Airport is 28 miles west of the town of Redlands off I-10. It is 27 miles from campus. Taxi,Limousine, Buses, and Shuttles service is available from the airport to campus. Visit www.lawa.org/ont/ontframe.html for more information.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Los Angeles, take I-10 E. to the University St. exit in Redlands. Turn left and head north on University St. to Colton Ave.; turn right onto campus. From the east, take I-10 W. to the Redlands Blvd.-Ford St. exit; turn right (Ford becomes Judson). At Colton Ave., turn left and continue for a quarter mile to campus. Visit www.lawa.org/lax/laxframe.html for more information on ground transportation from LAX.

Local Accommodations
You have two inexpensive choices within a mile or two of campus. The Goodnight Inn (1675 Industrial Park Ave.; 909-793-3723) has a heated pool and spa. The Best Western Sandman (1120 W. Colton Ave.; 909-793-7001) is about a mile from the university. For a small additional charge, you may have a kitchen unit. There is a pool and a Jacuzzi at the latter.
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Key Stats

4,668
Applicants
2,683
Size
67%
Acceptance Rate
1130
SAT Scores

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