Exceptional education. Affordable cost.

The University of Redlands is a private, nonprofit university where access and opportunity come together to equip individuals to build a bright future for themselves and those around them.

Centrally located near the beaches, mountains, and desert in the heart of Southern California, the University offers more than 40 undergraduate programs, as well as 33 graduate programs in business, communication sciences and disorders, education, geographic information systems, music, and public policy. The distinctive Johnston Center for Integrative Studies enables self-motivated undergraduates to create their own degrees. The University serves approximately 4,100 undergraduate and graduate students.

In addition to a 160-acre campus in Redlands featuring orange groves, architectural landmarks, and more than 1,700 trees, the University’s campuses include a wooded 13-acre campus in Marin County and five other regional locations, providing innovative programs at convenient places and times for working professionals. Surveys show that generations of alumni have found that the University, established in 1907, prepared them well for career success and lifelong learning.


The University of Redlands is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). There are additional accreditations for specific programs:

  • Designated a Hispanic Serving Institution
  • Chemistry programs by the American Chemical Society
  • Conservatory of Music by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Communicative Disorders programs by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • School of Education by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • School of Business & Society by Accreditation Council For Business Schools and Programs


Arbor Day Foundation

Tree Campus USA (14 consecutive years)

Colleges of Distinction

  • College of Distinction 

Based on engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes

Creative Colleges

  • Featured in Creative Writing
  • Listed in Acting, Art and Design, and Music

Fiske Guide to Colleges (College of Arts and Sciences)

  • Best and Most Interesting 

Fulbright Scholarships

  • 28 Fulbright students in the last 15 years
  • Recognized by the Department of Education as a "Top Producer of Fulbright Students"

Payscale.com (College of Arts and Sciences)

Salary potential 

  • Top 16% Best Universities for a Bachelor's Degree (248 of 1,515)

Best Value

  • Top 13% Best Value Private Colleges (113 of 864)
  • Top 10% Best Value Colleges for Business Majors (150 of 1,487)

The Princeton Review

  • Best 389 Colleges 
  • Best Western Colleges

University Headquarters (School of Business and Society)

  • #2 Best MBA ACBSP Accredited Schools in California
  • #4 in Online Human Services Master's Colleges
  • #7 Best MBA ACBSP Schools

U.S. News & World Report

  • #3 Best University in the West - Most Innovative (tie)
  • #7 Best University in the West (tie)
  • #36 Best University in the West - Social Mobility (tie)

Washington Monthly

  • "Best Bang for the Buck Colleges" 
  • Top 3% (20 of 604), Best National Universities, Masters 

Based on contributions to the public good, including social mobility, research, and service