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A small institution in Redlands, California, offering both liberal arts and professional studies, the University of Redlands is passionate about "helping students find what they are interested in," and about "allowing them to pursue avenues that will make them successful throughout life." Boasting a small student-tofaculty ratio (12:1), and more than forty programs of study, this stunning West Coast university provides a "warm, friendly and inspirational environment inside and outside classes." Most seniors complete a research capstone, and because Redlands is a liberal arts college, students "get a well-rounded education and can easily befriend students in other disciplines." Students love that Redlands is "not a super competitive nor a high-stress environment," and "the size of our classrooms (25 max students per class) ensures that we reach our full potential." The administration and professors "really care about the success students acquire," and the system is structured in a way that "caters to students off all mindsets." No matter how you learn, the University of Redlands "will cultivate and inspire you to be the better version of yourself."

Professors are "thoughtful, engaging, enthusiastic," "very personable," and "love [us] to use their first name and get to know each student individually." Instructors are "extremely knowledgeable in their field of study" and make an effort "to engage their students in discussions during class time rather than lecture." Almost all the professors are easily accessible either after class or during their office hours. This "intimate learning environment" caters to each person differently, and faculty remain "very attentive to [students'] needs." Although certain courses aren't offered every semester, they happen "often enough for students to take them," and some classes are split into two, allowing for "more variety."

Student Body

This is a "truly inclusive," "ecologically-minded," student body, with the majority being "open-minded with liberal inclinations." Since this is a small campus everyone is "really close," and "there is a niche for all types of people." "You can't go anywhere on campus without running into someone you know," says a student. It is easy to get involved on campus, and "there is a good dynamic between students and professors." There tends to be a bit of a divide between the 200 or so students living and studying in the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies (who are more on the "creative" side) and the College of Arts and Sciences: "a weird dynamic, not a bad or troubling one."

Campus Life

The University of Redlands "absolutely gorgeous" campus has "the classic feel of a small liberal arts university with the California vibe," with outdoor programs that give students "the opportunity to experience California." Academics fill Sundays through Thursdays, but many people also find time to "work out, go sit outside on the quad, go hiking, study in the library, or grab food with friends." Students also find it fun to go downtown, "especially on Thursdays for Market Night," and on weekends they can often be found nearby at the "beach, the mountains, Disneyland, or Los Angeles." ("Everything is about an hour away" from campus). Though there is a shuttle downtown, "one needs a car here to go do fun things," but "thankfully, parking is free." There are also "on-campus parties, outdoor program trips, and activities" provided through the school. Greek life and sports are big here, and "attendance at sports events is pretty impressive": Even during the week, "the student body tends to fill a majority of the student section at basketball games."

Overview

Applicants
4,562
Acceptance Rate
75%
Average HS GPA
3.54

GPA Breakdown

35%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 600

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 620

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — November 15

Regular — January 15


Other Admission Factors

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Academic GPA

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
308
with Terminal Degree


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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
65%
Graduate in 5 years
73%
Graduate in 6 years
74%

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

Bachelor's
Certificate
Diploma
Doctoral
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

Notable Faculty


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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
65%
Graduate in 5 years
73%
Graduate in 6 years
74%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 2
Notification Date
Feb 17

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$29,047

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$28,598

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,556

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
68%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,662

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

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$47,722
Required Fees
$350
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,850

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,248
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
$13,862
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

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

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,408
Foreign Countries Represented
17

Demographics

6.30%
Asian
2.90%
African-American
25.26%
Hispanic
51.39%
Caucasian
4.40%
Unknown
1.87%
International

58% female
42% male
30% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
66%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
89%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
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

15% 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: Cal State San Bernardino http://armyrotc.csusb.edu
Navy ROTC Offered
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Cal State San Bernardino http://armyrotc.csusb.edu

Sustainability


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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