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University of Redlands is a private institution that was founded in 1907. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,360, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 160 acres. University of Redlands's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 12. Its tuition and fees are $41,290 (2013-14).
The University of Redlands is a private school located halfway between Los Angeles and Palm Springs, Calf., with mountains, cities, and beaches nearby. Redlands offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and more than 10 for graduate students, including a two-year program in the Department of Communicative Disorders. Several classes are taught in energy-efficient “green” buildings, and many Redlands students help the environment by participating in the annual Recycle Day and working on the school’s sustainable farm. Because of Redlands’ unique location, students have a variety of school-sponsored outdoor pursuits to try, such as hot air ballooning and sea kayaking. On campus, the school even offers clubs for surfing and quidditch, the fictional sport in the Harry Potter novels. For student athletes seeking a more traditional route, Redlands has more than 20 varsity sports teams, called the Bulldogs, which compete in the NCAA Division III Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Notable Redlands alumni include Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist Gerald Albright.
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The University of Redlands is a private, independent University committed to providing a personalized education that frees students to make enlightened choices. Redlands emphasizes academic rigor, curricular diversity, and innovative teaching. Redlands fosters a community of scholars and encourages a pluralistic notion of values by challenging assumptions and stereotypes in both classes and activities. A Redlands education goes beyond training to embrace a reflective understanding of our world; it proceeds from information to insight, from knowledge to meaning. Welcoming intellectually curious students of diverse religious, ethnic, national, and socio-economic backgrounds, the University seeks to develop responsible citizenship as part of a complete education. Redlands encourages a community atmosphere with exception opportunity for student leadership and interaction. For working adults, the University offers innovative programs at convenient locations and times. Redlands blends liberal arts and professional programs, applied and theoretical study, traditional majors and self-designed contracts for graduation. Small classes enable each student to participate in class discussion, to work closely with professors, and to receive extensive individual attention. Redlands remains sensitive to contemporary trends in society and challenges students to commit themselves to a lifetime of learning.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to University of Redlands, it's important to note the application deadline is March 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at University of Redlands is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 68.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||68.9%|
|Application deadline||March 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||March 1|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Redlands is 14:1, and the school has 59.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Redlands include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Social Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 86.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||61%|
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University of Redlands has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,360, with a gender distribution of 43.9 percent male students and 56.1 percent female students. At this school, 69 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 31 percent of students live off campus. University of Redlands is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
University of Redlands offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, health service, and health insurance. University of Redlands also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Redlands, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Redlands.
|Students who have cars on campus||50%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At University of Redlands, 83.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $27,088.
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|Tuition and fees||$41,290 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$12,314 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data