University of Redlands

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The University of Redlands is a private, nonprofit university that connects students to a world of opportunity, geared toward their passions and potential.

Centrally located near the beaches, mountains and desert in the heart of Southern California, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate programs, as well as 20 graduate programs in business, communication sciences and disorders, education, geographic information systems and music—blending liberal arts and professional programs, applied and theoretical study, traditional majors and self-designed curricula.

For undergraduates, the University has one of the highest study abroad participation rates among its peers; a NCAA Division III athletic program contributes to the many extracurricular opportunities available; and students complete more than 120,000 hours of public service annually. The distinctive Johnston Center for Integrative Studies enables self-motivated undergraduates to negotiate their own interdisciplinary course of study with a faculty/peer committee.

In addition to an award-winning 160-acre residential campus in Redlands featuring orange groves, architectural landmarks and more than 1,700 trees, the University includes seven regional locations, providing innovative programs at convenient places and times for working adults. Surveys show that generations of alumni have found that the University, established in 1907, prepared them well for career success and lifelong learning.

  • 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

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