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At this time, we are unable to host visitors on campus. However, we are offering a variety of ways to connect with us virtually. From information sessions and a virtual tour, to virtual workshops to help you prepare for the college application process, to virtual appointments with your admissions counselor, we are committed to connecting with you despite these unprecedented times. Learn More

  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
1200 E Colton Avenue PO Box 3080
Redlands, CA 92373
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
From University of Redlands

University of Redlands Bulldogs are leaders, creators, and contributors. They are passionate, academically curious, adventurous, and they carry the maroon and grey spirit wherever they go. With more than 50 programs of study to choose from, you can make your learning academically challenging, specialized, and interconnected. There's a vibe at Redlands that welcomes you with open arms and inspires you to try new things. An atmosphere that invites you to take the time to find what's meaningful and encourages you to pursue it with passion. A community that enjoys being together and share a commitment to understanding the world and making a difference. With more than 120 student-led organizations than span academic, social justice, faith-based, service, arts, Greek, and recreational, our students are involved and invested in the Redlands community. What kind of Bulldog will you be?

University of Redlands Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Range
1080-1260
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$29,226/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$36,147/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    4%
  • On Campus
    93%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,501Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
513
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Mostly well going, with uniqueness to each one
    33%
  • Fun
    15%
  • Humble, down to earth
    13%
  • Different
    10%
  • Accepting
    8%
  • Indie
    5%
  • Determined
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.64 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.70 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Good community and fun
    28%
  • Good location, small, sometimes too small
    28%
  • Great community on campus
    20%
  • School
    8%
  • Too small
    5%
  • Fast-paced
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $55,000/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    74%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    93%
    National
    83%
    75%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses

    University of Redlands Reviews

    873 reviews
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    Just east of San Bernardino, Redlands feels like the armpit of SoCal, as you quickly run out of things to do in town unless you get creative. My years at UofR have been a rocky road in regards to my overall experience. Despite the close knit community and beautiful campus setting, this tiny private liberal arts college boasts a major division between the various cliques within the student population, each with their own subculture. A few archetypes perusing campus are the shallow LA wannabes which comprises the majority of the local Greek life and jocks, the bold, artistic, progressive LGBTQ hippies in the Johnston center, and the granola, spiritual, weed-loving homies in Outdoor Programs. There's significant room for flexibility in the curriculum with many opportunities to take unique classes you will only find here, making connections with well-versed professors. This is a school where you have to forge your own path, and where you can't go anywhere without seeing familiar faces.
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    While certain classes have been next to impossible to get into this semester, UofR offers a variety of different online formats which are all available to meet the various demands of students who desire to be on campus, and those who elect to attend class remotely. Each teacher has their own preference for meetings: as some classes are completely asynchronous, some classes are partially asynchronous (we use the platforms Zoom, WebEx, and Microsoft Teams), and others are meeting in person under the restrictions of the new COVID procedures. A lot of teachers have also modified their class curriculum so that there are more writing portions based on the assigned weekly readings, averse to taking tests every few weeks so that professors can authentically assess our comprehension and retention of information we are learning. I personally appreciate this new online format given that my professors are easier to reach and I feel as though I am more committed to my classes than ever before.
    The University of Redlands had one of the worst and most unorganized responses to COVID-19 out of several CA universities. The University was extremely hesitant on both closing down the campus and refunding students once we did close. Their format for the Fall2020 semester is just as scattered and it seems like money goes above everything else.
    On top of this, the University has many racist faculty and students and uses Black and students of color as diversity tokens. Most classes are predominantly white and the discussions are centered around the White American experience.
    Financial aid is constantly being lowered for students meanwhile the tuition fees increase on a regular basis.
    If you’re looking for an inclusive student environment, assurance in your financial aid, and safety - look elsewhere.