Redlands, CA
University of Redlands


79 Ratings

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The University of Redlands is a private, independent university centrally located from the beaches, mountains and desert in the heart of southern California.

Recognized for having one of the highest study abroad participation rates among our peers, Redlands students travel the world, choosing from more than 100 programs.

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Recent Reviews

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

The small campus provides a strong sense of community. Redlands prepares students for the real world by providing a diverse r...

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

The small campus provides a strong sense of community. Redlands prepares students for the real world by providing a diverse range of academia. The school has a huge alumni network that helps students grow in and outside the Redlands community. The professors and staff are extremely friendly and care deeply for the students at the school.

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

There is a lot to consider when a family goes college shopping. It is strongly encouraged for for families to visit schools before committing. There is a huge difference between a small residential college and a big research university. It is very important to weigh in all options when deciding upon a college: tuition, financial aid, distance from home, average temperatures, on and off campus activities, athletics, etc... College is a chapter that really represents four amazing years so choosing the perfect school is crucial for personal enjoyment and happiness.

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

The school needs to build its communal standards to the weekends. Often referred to as the University of Deadlands on the weekends, the campus grows amazingly quiet on Friday night and Saturdays as students often venture elsewhere to find things to keep occupied.

Holly
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

small, intimate class room, helpful professors, johnstons prog (design your own major) and business program

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

small, intimate class room, helpful professors, johnstons prog (design your own major) and business program

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

small class rooms, no classes taught by TAs, most professors have Phds

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

look at the kind of environment you want to be in. if you don't like where you live or what your class set-up is like, you wont have a good college experience!

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

As a tour guide and admissions worker for my school, I meet a lot of parents and students who are all trying to find the coll...

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

As a tour guide and admissions worker for my school, I meet a lot of parents and students who are all trying to find the college which fits them best. It can really be a daunting task, one made harder by the constant pandering from all the different schools--it's hard to know whether you're getting a straight answer or not. My advice to students is to not worry so much about finding a school with a particular major--you want to find a place that will let you explore many different avenues of study without putting you behind on graduation. I say this because so many students change their major anyway, but at larger schools with highly specialized programs its much harder to switch; you're so busy jumping through their hoops that you don't have enough time to explore your own interests. College is about finding something which will hold your interest for the rest of your life, something to be passionate about. You want to find a school which is about helping students find their passions, not just pushing you through the program successfully.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Those who want a large or very active and diverse campus. Also, those looking for a place where there's always something going on.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

location--the city is small, so there's not much to do in the immediate area

Stephanie
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are unique and a pleasure to be around.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are unique and a pleasure to be around.

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

They are extremely friendly and helpful. Also, all the classes are based off of your learning. There are group activities but it does not account for the whole class or your whole grade because that can be unfair.

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

Don't pick a school that is know for its partying because it should not cost that much money to party. But you should be getting a good education for the money you are spending. Also, go with a school with a good reputation and that is not know for just giving degrees away.

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.

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