Redlands, CA
University of Redlands


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

I believe that going to college will be the most valuable experience of your life. Truthfully, it does not matter which colle...

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

I believe that going to college will be the most valuable experience of your life. Truthfully, it does not matter which college you select; rather, it is all about how you experience the college, how you utilize what it has to offer, and what you take away from it. Frankly, I would advise going to a college that has direct job placement if you are eager to get a job right away after you graduate. If you want to go to graduate school or do not know what to do after graduation, go wherever you will enjoy yourself and be able to grow as a person and a successful student. That is the best, most heart-felt advice I can give after my four years in college, and would hope that this wisdom I impart upon you will give you direction for your selection. Good luck!

What kind of person should attend this school?

People who want small-classroom sizes and direct professor interaction.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who want experts in their fields in cutting-edge research.

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

When you get to the campus, stand on the quad or central place on campus and close your eyes. If you can imagine yourself bei...

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

When you get to the campus, stand on the quad or central place on campus and close your eyes. If you can imagine yourself being there, feel comfortable and don't think/care/ or are worried about people staring at you - then you are in a great place. Go somewhere will you will not be judged but embraced for what you have to offer and bring. Make sure they have the major or interests that you want to pursue and see where it has taken other students in the past. Go to a sports game and see how friendly the students are, how spirited the atmosphere is, and how involved the surrounding community is. One of the best ways to test the compatability of a school for you is when everyone comes together in support of what they love, their school.

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

Great financial aid, amazing teachers, not too big where you get lost but not too small where everyone knows everybody.

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

Make sure that what you're paying for college is worth it. If you're paying a lot for college, the student should take advant...

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

Make sure that what you're paying for college is worth it. If you're paying a lot for college, the student should take advantage of the school's resources, and should really work hard to keep their grades up and be involved on campus. And it's not necessarily important to be involved in a lot of activities, but just to be dedicated to one or two that you are really passionate about. If you don't know yet where your passion lies, I would recommend starting off in community college (especially is money is an issue). This lets you explore your options and find what you're really interested in studying, without shelling out big bucks right from the begining. Once you're confident about your major, it's a lot easier to stay focused on your studies and get your money's worth out of your college experience. Also, if you're passionate about your studies, it makes it that much easier to balance your academic life with your social one without getting too distracted.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The UofR is great for those who want one-on-one interaction with their professors. Also, if you're interested in pursuing a very specific major, the Johnston Center lets you design your own major. Regarding activities, Redlands itself is pretty boring, so most of the activity is either on-campus or out of town (L.A., the beach, the mountains). Also, there are several on-campus organizations, but some of the best times spent at the UofR are just hanging out in dorm lobbies, or going to sports events, concerts, and parties.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you're looking for a big party school where you'll be anonymous, this is not the place for you. The Uof R is a small community where everyone crosses paths at some point. Also, it's a "party school" but the parties are smaller and you'll always bump into someone you know, but you'll also meet people you might not get a chance to meet through class.

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

try not to focus too much on solely academics or social atmosphere. try and take a holistic approach to finding your school -...

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

try not to focus too much on solely academics or social atmosphere. try and take a holistic approach to finding your school - it is important that you nurture your mind, body, and soul in college, otherwise there is a risk of making yourself miserable! if you are looking for an intense mental challenge, that should certainly be your focus...but do not discount the importance of town and university community! if you are living there for the next 4 years you want to know as much about it as you can before making a decision.

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

it is almost impossible to get off of the meal plan or off-campus housing. they make these things a lot harder than they should be, and the administration in general gives a bit of a run-around. i wish they were more accomodating for my physical/mental health problems. i have struggled a lot with these things on campus because i need...special accomodations, you could say. they are really hit or miss.

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

the johnston center for integrative studies. it is an interdiciplinary program. you can create your own education, you write course contracts and receive written evaluations of your work instead of grades. i feel it is a more hands-on way to approach your education.

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

Visit the college and find out who the professors are and what programs are offered. A campus tour is usually helpful and me...

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

Visit the college and find out who the professors are and what programs are offered. A campus tour is usually helpful and meet with faculty and administrators. Make sure it feels right, make sure you can imagine yourself being here.

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!

Jennifer
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Redlands is best known for its friendly, small town atmosphere, where everyone knows your name.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Redlands is best known for its friendly, small town atmosphere, where everyone knows your name.

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

In order to pick the right college, you need to visit the school. Take a tour and get to know one or two students. Make sure you feel at home at the school. When you start school, get involved. Try to meet as many people as possible and if money is not a problem, live on campus.

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.

blanca
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

it is a great small private school, that really offers many experiences and very diverse programs of things to do, and learn ...

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

it is a great small private school, that really offers many experiences and very diverse programs of things to do, and learn from. All of the faculty and staff as well as the students are very friendly and give back to the community as much as they can. The curriculum is challenging yet can be managed with many extracuricular activities like for example myself. im a double major involved in two organizations and hold many chairs within them and still have time to work, have a social life as well as give back to my community.

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

Make sure to visit the campus, and get to know a little bit more about what goes on from students, faculty and staff. If you talk to them , their attitudes and responses will be the things most important to find out about a school, without that its hard to know what school will be the most suitable for your children. Even though you dont have to attend the school, you want to make sure that you would like to go back time and time again to visit your children that is the determining factor of it all. How comfortable they are with attending and how happy you are with their happiness.

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

the only thing i would think of as bad at my school it the surrouding stores, there are some but not major malls that are near by.

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

The student should be honest with themselves about what they want, not just the best looking school on paper, but the best sc...

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

The student should be honest with themselves about what they want, not just the best looking school on paper, but the best school for you, including the atmosphere, the location and the courses provided. Visit the campus's and leave your options open then make decisions from what you saw and apply from there choosing your top choices, a reach school a most likely to get into school, and an easy in school, all of which that you would love to attend.

What's unique about your campus?

The staff/atmosphere of the school, when touring and once attending the staff makes you feel wanted and important to them, much more than other schools who made me feel much more like just another paycheck from tuition. Redlands makes you feel important to them and that they will really listen to you and actually follow through with their promises.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who likes a laid back yet education oriented community, which is small enough to feel like a close knit community yet large enough to always meet someone new.

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

U of R is too small, and I do not feel like I am receiving the education I should be with all the money I'm paying to attend.

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

U of R is too small, and I do not feel like I am receiving the education I should be with all the money I'm paying to attend.

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

I would say make sure that your son or daughter likes the surrounding area and discuss with them whether they would rather go to a big or small school, and write down pros and cons of each. I would also tell them to visit as many campuses as they can that their child is interested in, that way their son or daughter gets a better feel for the college and its surroundings. To make the most out of their son or daughter's college experience I would say to them make sure to tell them to do their work and hand it in on time, that way they won't get stressed out and behind in their academics. I would also say, make sure to have fun, be active in school affairs, and get out and explore the place they are living in for the next four years becuase you will never get those years back.

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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