Woodbury University

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7500 Glenoaks Boulevard

Burbank, CA 91510

Phone: (818) 767-0888
2013-2014 Tuition
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#48 Overall Score: 40 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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Woodbury University is a private institution that was founded in 1884. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,488, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 22 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Woodbury University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 48. Its tuition and fees are $33,150 (2013-14).

Woodbury University is a small, private institution in Southern California, just a few miles north of Los Angeles. Students at Woodbury University can pursue graduate and undergraduate degrees in the Schools of Architecture; Business; Media, Culture, and Design; and the Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies. In the 1990s, Woodbury University also established a campus in San Diego, which offers an undergraduate architecture degree and two master’s programs in real estate development and design in landscape and urbanism.

Woodbury students can receive extra help with their studies by utilizing the writing center and academic peer mentors. Students are required to complete at least one internship before they graduate, and the Careers and Alumni Office can help them secure one with services such as cover letter critiques and job boards. Students can also get involved on campus by exploring more than a dozen organizations, in addition to about four fraternities and sororities and student government. Notable alumni include costume designer William Travilla, who often dressed Marilyn Monroe.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Woodbury University is committed to providing the highest level of professional and liberal arts education. The integrated nature of our educational environment cultivates successful students with a strong and enduring sense of personal and social responsibility. We prepare innovative learners who are adept at communicating and willing to cross the boundaries of knowledge in a rapidly changing and complex world. Woodbury fosters academic excellence and individual development in an environment that honors the following values: integrity and ethical behavior; diversity; empowering students to determine and manage their own decisions; academic rigor; liberal arts-based professional education that effectively prepares students for careers; student focus in all aspects of the University's operations.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1884
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $16,901,030


When applying to Woodbury University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 7. The application fee at Woodbury University is $50. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 65.4 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 65.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by September 7

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Woodbury University is 10:1, and the school has 78.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Woodbury University include: Architecture; Business Administration and Management, General; Visual and Performing Arts, General; Psychology, General; and Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 10:1
4-year graduation rate 28%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Architecture 42%
Business Administration and Management, General 33%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 17%
Psychology, General 2%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 1%

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Student Life

Woodbury University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,488, with a gender distribution of 50 percent male students and 50 percent female students. At this school, 16 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 88 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 1,771
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Woodbury University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Woodbury University 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). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Woodbury University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Woodbury University, 88.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,990.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $33,150 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,372 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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