University of Redlands

University of Redlands

Redlands, CA, USA

Centrally located near the beaches, mountains, and desert in the heart of Southern California, the University of Redlands offers more than 40 undergraduate programs, as well as 20 graduate programs. The unique combination of liberal arts, pre-professional, and innovative interdisciplinary programs allow a student to think deeply and explore widely. The curriculum encourages their 2400+ undergraduate students to connect different ideas and interests across academic disciplines and includes a commitment to service and making a difference. With more than 120 student-led organizations that span academic, social justice, faith-based, community service, arts, Greek, and recreational, Redlands students are involved and invested in a close-knit and welcoming community.


Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

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Important Deadlines

Application TypeApplication DeadlineReply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted.November 15
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier.November 15
Fall Regular DecisionJanuary 15June 1

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Submitting ACT
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
Average SAT Composite: 1186


Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Total Number of Students
Total Number of Undergrads
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

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Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
20-39 Students
40-99 Students
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
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In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
Books and Supplies

Aid & Grants

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Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Student Organizations
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
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On Campus Women's Center
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Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman


Divisional Sports Nickname
School Colors
maroon and gray
Varsity Athletics Association
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
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Campus emergency phones
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

6 mos. after graduation
Average Salary
6 years after graduation

What Students Are Saying

This University is fun, Environmentally conscious, and full of a diverse amount of people. If you are looking for a school that balances a liberal, experiential education with the traditional classroom and book scenario, then this is the school for you. Be sure to bring plenty of shorts, because it gets -hot- here!
Holly from Jonesville, MI
The University of Redlands is one of the best decisions of my life because it is full of the friendliest, most dedicated and most amazing people I've ever met. My professors know who I am and actually care about me. The groups on campus will be the people I will keep in touch with forever.
Lily from Redlands, CA
Attending the University of Redlands was the best choice I could have ever made. Here, I can pursue all my interests, build a community of friends, and dare to be different. That Good Ol' U of R is the absolute best and I could not be more happy and appreciative to be here.
Ashley from Redlands, CA
The University of Redlands offers class sizes that are small and allow you to a have a great learning experience with the Professors. The Professors on campus truly are some of the best because of their enthusiasm, love for what they do, and they help students achieve nothing less than their best. The campus is a very welcoming environment and the town surrounding the campus is wonderful.
Zachary from Lake Arrowhead, CA
Due to its small population, Redlands has smaller classes, and therefore the teacher knows every student by name and is able to help them individually with office hours and no-cost tutoring. The school is very liberal, accepting and inclusive, with plenty of opportunities for minorities to express themselves without fear of discrimination. There are many opportunities for living on campus and off campus, and the community director and assistants at the residence halls are friendly, helpful and kind.
Emily from Ojai, CA