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 and more than 30 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 more than 3,400 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 northern California campus in Marin County includes a wooded 13-acre campus located a short walk from the town of San Anselmo. 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)

College Consensus

  • Top 50 Best Online Grad Schools for Master's Programs
  • Best Colleges & Universities in the West

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

  • Recognized by the U.S. Department of State as a Fulbright Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Leader
  • 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
  • #7 Best University in the West
  • #18 Best Colleges for Veterans
  • #36 Best University in the West - Social Mobility

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