About Woodbury University

Founded in 1884, Woodbury University. is a Private college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,104 full time undergraduate students, and 179 full time graduate students.

The Woodbury University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 8:1. There are 87 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Woodbury University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate66%
Application Deadline
Application Fee75
SAT Range860-1115
ACT Range19-28

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,8% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 9 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Woodbury University.

Woodbury University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    17 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    18 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    36 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    38 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    38 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    38 Students rated school activities 3.1 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    38 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    38 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Woodbury University?

13 Students rated Woodbury University

Phoebe - 06/12/2023

I believe that Woodbury is a decent school. It is very inclusive with support for people from all ethnic groups, sexual orientations, etc. It is a fairly small school, allowing for close interactions among peers and faculty. I feel that I can communicate properly with my professors because of the small class size, as it allows them to focus more attention on their students as individuals. I like that there are lectures happening every week from outside guests as it allows exposure for students to learn knowledge and information from outside professional sources. Despite being a small school, campus life is still active and is a great way to get to know others outside of your major.

Molly - 04/09/2023

I like the education and opportunities I am getting, however, for being a private school that costs a lot of money, there is little to no social life or events on campus. The food is also horrible with no flavor, and they have a dorm building that has no AC, and with the California heatwaves it was over 100 degrees in my dorm at the beginning of my freshman year, to the point where I couldn't sleep. I know they receive lots of money so I would love to see that go back into making the school and dorms better. So, while I am receiving an amazing education and will without a doubt have a job after graduating, I have to deal with having 3 friends and nothing to do on the weekends.

Brendan - 10/30/2021

as much as I like the small classrooms. The teachers never really help or even reach out.


Woodbury University is actually a great school. I love that the class sizes don't exceed 20 students which makes the classroom environment a better place to learn and be able to communicate personally with the professor during class. The Professors have their usual office hours but will meet with students during any available time. Since I only just finished my first year- I haven't had the experience to get to know many Professors, but I have had both bad and good ones. Overall, I would say Woodbury is a great school and there are many things that can improve or change also my only concern is that it is too expensive, but what can you expect from a private school.

Woodbury University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Woodbury University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Woodbury University is 66%. 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?

    Focus on your family because your focus defines your interests to both the people closest and furthest from you - the grades and eventual job will come soon enough. As far as the school work goes... DO NOT be afraid to explore different possibilities and solutions to problems. Understand that school is a stepping stone, not an "end all mean all" finale to life (sometimes that is hard to see, but the more it is understood the better the overall quality of school will be). Heed these words me of the past!

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

    I wish I would have known that the school has many places where the students can go to either log into a computer or anything else to help with their school work.

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

    The worst thing about my school is the layout. The parking is at the opposite end of the architecture school, which is where most of my classes are located. The parking near the architecture buildings is very small, which makes no sense because the majority of the students that are always on campus, are the architecture students.

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

    I attend the smaller campus of Woodbury located in San Diego. Due to this the campus is small, thus the student population is lower than the main campus located in Burbank. The best part about a small college community is that you get to know almost everyone. Thus creating connections with one another and having a higher chance of finding someone capable of helping you out if you're stuck on a problem.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    Everyone here is nice, friendly, dedicated and most are willing to help when they can.

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Woodbury is known for its small class sizes and personalized learning environment. The small class sizes provide a specialized setting where students aren't afraid to grow and be creative in the classroom. The university is also known for its uniquely designed programs like Architecture and Interdisciplinary Studies.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    Our classes contain about 10-12 students only and we get to have one-one contact and attention with the teacher directly.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who enjoys a heavy work load and a small, intimate work environment.

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

    The type of person who shouldn't attend this school is someone who doesn't want specialized attention in the classroom. Also, someone who doesn't seek a mentor or want someone to know when they don't attend class reguraly. Woodbury offers a small setting where you are a person and not just a number or test score, that's why I chose to go there.

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

    Woodbury University overall is extremely dedicated to its students and their learning experience as well as their comfort.

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

    I have visited other schools of architecture and so far the studio culture that I have experienced in Woodbury University has not come close to the others. The space felt suffocated, each student to their own. Although there is interaction within these other school's studios, competition was a driving factor that did create a division between students.

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

    how expensive it is to attend it. How hard it is to find a job after graduating from it.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Depending on what you pursue, you might have so much time in your hands or enough time to catch some sleep. In the end, the academics are great and professors do their part in taking different approaches to their teaching style.

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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.

70% of students attending Woodbury University receive some sort of financial aid. 40% were awarded federal grants. While 69% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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