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Diversity Profile

At the University of Redlands, students can pursue their passions and potential.

Founded in 1907, the University of Redlands offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs of study 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 variety of study abroad programs, and an energetic student life offer students a wealth of opportunities.

Nearby majestic mountains frame classic architecture, and the 160-acre campus features a labyrinth, community gardens, century-old oak trees, and iconic buildings such as the Memorial Chapel. The city of Redlands is home to more than a dozen parks, cultural institutions such as 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 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
University of Redlands students can choose from dozens of study abroad options in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Australia. More than half of the University’s undergraduates 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.”

An education like no other
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 athletics 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 Bulldogs 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 as hard on the field as they do in the classroom, and a large percentage of students 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 put you in touch with 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 of more than 50,000, 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, one of world’s most famous laboratories and home of the Large Hadron Collider. He is now studying Gravitational Physics in the PhD 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. More than 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 theatre, 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 six incoming Redlands students and is a transformational gift that will permit the University to keep a Redlands education affordable for deserving and talented students.

Come experience Redlands for yourself. Tours are offered year-round, as well as other visit experiences for all prospective students. Please visit for more information.


About Redlands
• Founded: 1907
• Student-faculty ratio: 13:1
• Athletics: 
- NCAA Division III
- 10 men’s and 11 women’s intercollegiate varsity teams
• 21 Fulbright Scholars in the last nine years

• 14 residence halls
• 200-student apartment complex
• Five interest-based housing options
- Anderson Music Floor
- Brockton Transfer Community
- Fairmont Catalyst Program
- Merriam Environmental Consciousness Community
- North Global Quarter
• 75% of students living on campus

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

Programs of Study
• Accounting
• Art History*
• Asian Studies
• Astronomy*
• Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
• Biology
• Business Administration
• Chemistry
• Communication Sciences and Disorders
• Computer Science
• Creative Writing
• Economics
• Education 4+1 Credential/Master’s
• Engineering 3+2
• English
• Environmental Chemistry*
• 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

“My professors at Redlands made a profound impact on me, and I wouldn’t be the critical thinker I am today without their instruction. Professor John Walsh taught me how to analyze information without bias yet remain skeptical. He taught me how to consider all sides of an argument in order to get closer to knowing the truth. He made me an investigator, which is exactly what I need in my current role.” 
— Noelle Medina ’15, Creative Writing major, Spanish minor
Reporter/Producer, KRCR News

“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