About University of Redlands

Founded in 1907, University of Redlands. is a Private college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 3,237 full time undergraduate students, and 1,834 full time graduate students.

The University of Redlands Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 218 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Redlands include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate74%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range980-1190
ACT Range22-27

Admissions at UR are considered Selective, with ,44% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 13 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

91% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 67% were in the top quarter, and 35% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


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University of Redlands REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    99 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    62 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    104 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    105 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    105 Students rated class size 4.8 stars. 83 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    104 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    104 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    105 Students rated academics 4 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Redlands?

33 Students rated University of Redlands


I dislike Redlands for many reasons. Students are forced onto an outrageously priced meal plan no matter whether they are staying on or off campus. For example, a hamburger and fries costs about $7 without a drink, and an icecream sandwich can net you $4-6. The campus is racist, with only minorities working the 'dirty' jobs such as ground crews, dish washers, and custodians, while only caucasians are a part of Public Safety. This has lead to minorities being kicked off of the public parts of campus just because they "appear sketchy" when the University is open to the public during the day. Finally, the University is outrageously priced (around $60k a year), and the financial aid office is uncaring as to how this affects you. If you accidentally go over your meal budget they are unwilling to try and find alternative ways to feed you, and will instead turn a blind eye while you eat nothing.


I feel really comfortable with the community here. I haven't felt unsafe on campus and I think it's a great place to come express your opinions and find people who think like you but also people who challenge you so you always see more than just one side to a topic.


The University of Redlands, an oasis in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. The most beautiful college campus I have ever seen. Combine the exceptional community, academics, small class sizes (largest class I've had was 35 people), variety of extracurricular activities, and accessible college town and Redlands is the only college I can see myself attending.


I love this school and happy I made the decision to pursue my degree here. Some courses are more challenging than others but the workload helped me become more disciplined and focused on finishing my degree. The staff is friendly and helpful and they always follow up within a timely fashion. I am proud of myself for going this far and earning my degree from a reputable school. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a good business program.

University of Redlands FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Redlands?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Redlands is 74%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Besides continuing my education and helping me decide on and prepare for a career, the college experience has been a great transition from living at home in high school to being independant when I graduate from college. Whether living in dorms or apartments, having to live with a roommate and manage your time and activities helps prepare for life after school. Living on your own in college you must depend mostly on yourself, but because you are still in school there is enough support to help when you are having trouble. I think the process of going from dorms as a freshman and sophomore, to an apartment as a junior has helped me develop more independance and self-reliance at a steady and appropriate pace. I find myself much more mature and have no doubt that once I have graduated from college I will be more prepared for living on my own than I would have been if I had not attended college.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are eager to succeed and willing to work with each other to accomplish a set goal.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Great university with professors who care about their subjects and teaching them.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about this school would be the tuition and probably the dorm situation but it's worth it!

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  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The Johnston Center for Integrative Studies is one of a very small number of independant studies available to students in the modern American college/university path.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The bets thing I would say is the class size is quite small, so speaking directly with the professor is easy. Also, I like how it is located near the mountains, so my friends and I can go hiking, camping, etc.

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  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    No one is excluded form this University, but if a person has not fulfilled certain academic requirements before applying, they are less likely to be accepted.

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  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Redlands is conveniently located in the middle of various biomes and as an Environmental Science major, my professors take advantage of that. In the past two years, my Environmental courses have taken me backpacking in Joshua Tree, whale watching in Long Beach, camping in Salton Sea, hiking in the San Bernardino Mountains, and more. I love that the professors in my department utilize the outdoors as an extension of the classroom. My professors are friendly and helpful and all of them practice an open door policy which has ensured my success in many courses in which I have struggled.

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  10. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Redlands is located in kind of a "ghetto" area. School started about 2 months ago and there have already been 3 muggins. The buildings are old and creepy and not definitely not as beautiful as everyone makes it out to be. Overall: very average.

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  11. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    It's racial diversity.

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who wants a small town and small school experience. The biggest class size I've heard of was 30 or less. There's a huge variety of classes so someone who doesn't know what they want to do, has the perfect opportunity to take whatever they want.

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  13. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    There is never much going on here. People consider the most fun thing here to be the "brockton parties" which usually consist of about 5 kids just trying to get drunk and "go crazy" at college. Basically the social life is a joke.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics here are very good. There aren't many classes to choose from, but the ones they do offer are very good. The professors are nice and its easy to be on a first name basis with all of them.

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  15. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Redalnds in known for having a diverse community in which individuals can thrive in whatever area of academia they wish to pursue-- whethere it is arts, science, music, education, or business. It isknown for a hands-on education that is best for the student, moreover an education a student can enjoy. It's a small school that has big successes. Attending Redlands made me realize that small, discussion-style classes and community involvement really help people learn best.

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  16. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about Redlands is there is nothing to do on the weekends. Most students live nearby and go home on the weekends.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    There is a common stereotype that our school is filled with rich white students. I must, however, debunk that stereotype because while there are some students who are able to pay full tuition we also have about 80% of our students receiving financial aid. Our school is not very racially or ethnically diverse, however the students that represent different races and ethnicities are VERY open about expressing their pride. We have a very popular office of Campus Diversity and Inclusion that is made of of the Multicultural Center, Women's Center, and Pride Center. We value all of them because they enrich our campus beautifully.

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    From the outside; hippies, privileged white kids, jocks, etc. From the inside though it depends. Johnston students tend to be seen as hippies, fraternity/sorority kids tend to be seen as people with only party on their mind. Depends where you go really. Really though, we're a lot more complex than that.

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  19. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?


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  20. What are your classes like?

    Small and personal. You really get one on one attention from your professors. The average class size is 18-22 students. My largest class this semester has about 20 students and my smalles has about 15. Most classes are discussion based students are very involved. Speaking of which, my class is starting now I have to go!!!

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  21. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    Although we are a small division III school, people still get really excited for our sports teams. Probably around 20-25% of students compete for one of our 21 sports teams. Fall season just wrapped up with men's soccer reaching the sweet 16, men's water polo competing at the Western Water Polo Association tournament, and football getting a playoff bid. Many of our sports teams consistently place in the top three of our conference, the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). I am a member of the swim team and work for the sports information office so I see a wide variety of sports and I think all the sports teams get a lot of support from the students. We also have a few athletic clubs such as Ultimate Frisbee and Men's lacrosse that are not NCAA varsity teams. We also have an intramural sports program that runs year round with various sports such as flag football, beach volleyball, basketball, softball and even life jacket water polo.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

98% of students attending University of Redlands receive some sort of financial aid. 30% were awarded federal grants. While 63% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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