I chose Redlands because it was the only school in Southern California that was flexible, attainable, and diverse enough to accommodate my unique career goals. I truly feel that I am learning here and all of my professors (so far) seem to support me. I believe that part of the reason I have received exceptional assistance and encouragement from faculty is due to my enthusiasm for the work, which is sometimes lacking in other students. Generally, though, most people work hard here. I am not too active on the social scene but there are plenty of people here who are, so if you are looking for community then Redlands is a good place to be. I just wish it was less expensive. Depending on your aid/scholarships, certain amenities can be a good value. Others are outright outrageous. Redlands could charge $5,000-$10,000 less per student and still be a great school, in my opinion.