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At the University of Redlands, students’ dreams become reality.

A traditional liberal arts university with pre-professional programs, the University of Redlands fosters creativity, encourages critical thinking, and rewards curiosity. It’s a place where meaningful discussions are sparked inside and outside the classroom, and professors and students form strong bonds that can last a lifetime. The beauty of the campus stays with you forever, and so does the spirit of the community.

Founded in 1907, the University of Redlands offers over 50 programs of study that provide a wide-ranging and multidisciplinary intellectual experience. Students can take advantage of the Stauffer Complex for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Studies, with its state-of-the-art labs and research equipment, or the Center for the Arts, with 12,800 square meters of space for the Art, Art History, and Theatre programs. The average class size is 18–22 students, and professors know each student by name. A diverse curriculum, innovative professors, a wealth of study abroad opportunities, and energetic student life make Redlands a perfect fit for any student.

See the world while you study
The University of Redlands offers dozens of study abroad options for students to choose from in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Australia, and more than half of our students choose to do so. One popular destination is Salzburg, Austria, where over the past 50 years more than 3,000 Redlands students have studied in a historic 16th-century building owned by the University. Because students take their scholarships with them overseas, study abroad is affordable for everyone. Rachel Smith ’13, now an insight an-alyst with Burberry responsible for data analysis in North and South America, was a triple major in Global Business, Math, and German and says studying abroad prepared her for this career: “It made an enduring impact in all aspects of my life because I gained strong self-confidence and independence.”

Design your own major
Redlands is home to the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, where highly motivated students take charge of their education by designing their own program and interdisciplinary courses. Working with their instructors, they put together personalized contracts that emphasize their areas of interest and academic goals. There are no grades; instead, students receive extensive written evaluations from professors, describing their individual accomplishments in detail. Johnston students live and learn in a complex with two residence halls, faculty offices, a coffeehouse, classrooms, and community spaces.

Go Bulldogs!
The athletic program at Redlands is one of the most successful NCAA Division III programs in the West, with one in five students participating in 10 men’s and 11 women’s sports. Redlands teams have won more than 50 conference titles in the past decade, as well as two individual NCAA championships. The campus is home to some of the finest athletic venues in Southern California, including Ted Runner Stadium and the Thompson Aquatic Center. University of Redlands athletes work just as hard on the field as they do in the classroom!

Prepare for the rest of your life
Redlands will play a key role in your success both before and after graduation. Professors will not only advise you on how to meet your goals but will also grant you access to their broad academic and professional networks beyond Redlands. Upon graduation you’ll join the University’s extensive alumni network, including many who are among the world’s most sought-after professionals and community members. Former Redlands students have been hired at Apple, Boeing, Google, J.P. Morgan Chase, and other well-regarded employers. Casey McGrath ’14, a Physics and Math major who won the prestigious Goldwater Award in 2013, spent a summer in Switzerland working at CERN, the world’s most famous laboratory and home of the Large Hadron Collider. He is now studying gravitational physics in the PhD program at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee.

Support for international students
The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) is dedicated to the success of international students at the University of Redlands. Their services include a week-long international orientation, assistance with cross-cultural adjustment and visa issues, airport pick up, and programming throughout the year.

“Redlands allowed me to truly pursue what I love to do—to learn and to explore. I received an incredible education and traveled throughout the US and the world to seven different countries. I attribute all of this to the University, to which I will always owe my gratitude.”
— Casey Mcgrath ’14



The University of Redlands is located on 160 acres in the city of Redlands, California (population 70,000). The spacious campus includes a unique blend of Greek, Spanish, and modern California architecture, hundreds of palm trees, and red tile roofs. Overlooking the campus are the two highest mountains in Southern California, which rise to more than 3,352 meters. The University is just over an hour’s drive from Los Angeles, as well as Southern California’s renowned coastal beaches and premier desert resorts.


Type of School: The University of Redlands, founded in 1907, is a private, coeducational liberal arts university.

Size of Campus: 160-acre residential campus

Number of Students: 2,600 undergraduates

Number of Faculty: 162 full time, 172 part time; student-faculty ratio of 13:1

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:
• Accounting
• Art History*
• Asian Studies
• Astronomy*
• Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
• Biology
• Business Administration
• Chemistry
• Communicative Disorders
• Computer Science
• Creative Writing
• Economics
• Engineering 3-2
• English
• Environmental Science
• Environmental Studies
• Financial Economics
• French
• German
• Global Business
• History
• Human-Animal Studies*
• International Relations
• Johnston Center for Integrative Studies
• Latin American Studies
• Liberal Studies
• Management
• Mathematics
• Media and Visual Culture Studies
• Music
• Philosophy
• Physical Education*
• Physics
• Political Science
• Pre-law
• Pre-med/Pre-health
• Psychology
• Public Policy
• Race and Ethnic Studies
• Religious Studies
• Sociology and Anthropology
• Spanish
• Spatial Studies*
• Studio Art
• Theatre
• Theatre Business
• Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

* Indicates minor only

Geographic Diversity: More than 30% of students come from outside California. Students in the first-year class represent 44 states and 44 countries of citizenship.  

International Student Services: The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) offers a week-long international orientation for new students, assistance with cross-cultural adjustment and visa issues, airport pick up, and programming throughout the year.  

International Student Budget:
Tuition 2016–2017 (fall, spring, and May terms)    $     46,720
Room and Board (double occupancy, standard meal plan)    $    13,480
Books and Supplies (estimate; expenses vary).    $    1,775
Medical Insurance    $    1,741
Annual Total    $    63,716

Financial Aid: International students are eligible for merit-based scholarships up to $27,000 per year at the University of Redlands. The University also offers a limited number of international scholarships.

Test Score Requirements: If English is your first language, you must submit an SAT or ACT score. If your first language is not English, you may meet English proficiency by certain scores on the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS.  Minimum scores can be found online at

Application Deadlines and Fees:
Early Action: November 15
Early Decision: November 15
Regular Action: January 15
Any applications received beyond these deadlines will be considered on a space-available basis. The application fee is $30.