University of Redlands

Quick Facts

The University of Redlands is a private, independent university centrally located from the beaches, mountains and desert in the heart of southern California. 

Recognized for having one of the highest study abroad participation rates among our peers, Redlands students travel the world, choosing from more than 100 programs.  

Redlands’ Community Service Learning program receives national acclaim each year as our students complete over 100,000 hours of public service annually around the world. 

Redlands offers more than 40 undergraduate programs as well as graduate programs in business, communicative disorders, education, geographic information systems and music.  

The University blends liberal arts and professional programs, applied and theoretical study, traditional majors and self-designed contracts for graduation.  For a select group of highly motivated, self-driven students, the progressive Johnston Center for Integrative Studies allows such inclined undergraduates to negotiate their own course of study with a faculty/peer committee, receiving narrative evaluations rather than letter grades. 

The Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems program is an intensive, one-year residential program that draws international acclaim, in part due to the close collaboration with Redlands-based Esri, the world’s leading GIS company.

  • 2,627 students in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 19 average class size
  • 43 degrees offered in the College of Arts & Sciences
  • WASC Western Association of Schools and Colleges accredited through 2022
  • 1,586 students in the School of Business
  • 10 degrees offered in the School of Business
  • 530 students in the School of Education
  • 12 degrees offered in the School of Education
  • 6 credentials offered in the School of Education
  • 13 degrees offered in the School of Music
  • 27 countries represented in our student body
  • 35 states represented in student body
  • 51,000 alumni living around the world
  • 21 Fulbright awards to students in 8 years
  • 40+ programs of study for undergraduates
  • 21 NCAA Division 3 athletic teams
  • 58 percent of students study abroad
  • 100 percent of students participate in service learning or community outreach
  • 7 regional campuses
  • 108 years of distinction
  • 1918 first year a live bulldog was used as a mascot. Live bulldogs became the tradition officially in 1991, each named after a former president. Thurber was "collared" as our current mascot in 2010, named after our third president, Clarence Howe Thurber
  • 110,000 student hours of service performed annually
  • 21 NCAA Division 3 athletic teams
  • 1,700 trees on our 160-acre main campus
  • 120 social groups and clubs
  • 1913 the "R" was established, located on a hillside of the San Bernardino Mountains. It is believed to be one of the largest collegiate letters in the nation, standing 415 feet tall and 275 feet wide. For many years, freshmen were "required" by the seniors to clear the overgrown brush around the "R." It was then lit for Homecoming with highway flares-a display, viewed from Ad Hill, that many alumni still talk about and remember fondly