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Undergrad Profile

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

Founded in 1907, the University of Redlands offers 49 rigorous academic programs that reflect an interest in providing 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 42,000 square feet of space for the art, art history, and theatre programs. The average class size is 18–22, and professors know each student by name. A diverse curriculum, innovative professors, a wealth of study abroad opportunities, and an energetic student life make Redlands a perfect fit for any student.

Nearby majestic mountains frame classic architecture, and our 160-acre campus features a labyrinth, community gardens, century-old oak trees, and iconic buildings like the Memorial Chapel. The city of Redlands is home to more than a dozen parks, cultural institutions like the Redlands Bowl and Lincoln Memorial Shrine, a quaint historical downtown, shopping, and fine dining. Students can hop on a bike or jump in a car with friends to explore the beauty of Redlands and all of Southern California—the bustle of Los Angeles, beauty of the desert, excitement of the beach, and serenity of the mountains are all within an hour’s drive.
See the world while you study
There are dozens of international study options that University of Redlands students can choose from in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Australia. More than half of our Bulldogs decide to study abroad. One popular destination is Salzburg, where over the past 50 years more than 3,000 Redlands students have studied at a historic 16th-century building owned by the University. Because students take their scholarships and financial aid packages with them overseas, international study is affordable for everyone. Rachel Smith ’13, now an insight analyst 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. The Maroon and Gray 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, and a large percentage are scholar-athletes.

Preparing 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 that can serve as a bridge to your first job out of college. 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. Redlands alumni have been hired at Apple, Boeing, Google, the Peace Corps, National Park Service, J.P. Morgan Chase, Disney, and other well-regarded employers. Many have found that internships secured at Redlands have helped them on their path to success. 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 Ph.D. program at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee.

Top-notch financial aid and scholarships
Every year students are awarded more than $60 million in need-based financial aid and merit scholarships. About 90% of students receive some form of financial assistance, and when applying to Redlands, students are automatically considered for merit scholarships based on academic records. The University also offers talent scholarships in art, creative writing, music, and theater, with need-based financial aid including grants, loans, and work-study. The University is proud of its newest scholarship, the Richard and Virginia Hunsaker Scholarship Prize, which is awarded annually to eight incoming Redlands students and is a transformational gift that will permit the University to keep a Redlands education affordable for deserving and talented students.

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About Redlands
• Founded: 1907
• Student-faculty ratio: 14:1
• Athletics:
- NCAA Division III
- 10 men’s and 11 women’s intercollegiate varsity teams
• 20 Fulbright Scholars in the last eight years

• 13 residence halls
• 200-student apartment complex
• Five interest-based housing options
- Anderson Music Floor
- Brockton Transfer Transitions Community
- Fairmont Catalyst Program
- Merriam Environmental Consciousness Community
- North Wellness and Gender Inclusive Community

• 75% of students living on campus

Programs of Study
Art History*
Art Studio
Asian Studies
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Business Administration
Communicative Disorders
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Engineering Combined Degrees
Environmental Business
Environmental Policy/Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Financial Economics
Global Business
Human-Animal Studies*
International Relations
Johnston Center for Integrative Studies
Latin American Studies
Liberal Studies
Managerial Studies
Physical Education & Athletics*
Political Science
Public Policy
Race & Ethnic Studies
Religious Studies
Sociology & Anthropology
Spatial Studies*
Theatre Business
Visual & Media Studies
Women’s & Gender Studies

* Indicates minor only

“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 U.S. 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

• More than 120 clubs, organizations, sororities, and fraternities for students interested in service, leadership, politics, Greek life, spirituality, fine arts, culture, and recreation
• Convocations and Lectures Series bring distinguished artists, leaders, and thinkers to Redlands, including Gloria Steinem, Piper Kerman, Maya Angelou, James Fallows, and His Holiness the Karmapa.

“The University of Redlands has offered me the support and opportunities to make all of my dreams come true. I am in pursuit of two challenging yet rewarding majors—global business and Asian studies. I have realized my dream of studying abroad. I have expanded my horizons through the Hanson International Service Scholarship, the Schroeder Summer Language Training Scholarship, and now the Boren Scholarship. None of this would have been possible without the University Grant, which makes up 42% of my financial aid package. Financial aid was the key to my future, and now the rest is up to me.”
— Anh Le ’16