Located in the heart of Southern California, the University of Redlands was established more than 100 years ago. Offering liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs, you can explore more than 50 areas of study in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Music, and Johnston Center for Integrative Studies. Take advantage of our experiential learning, four-week May term, over 100 study abroad destinations, and many valuable internship opportunities.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Create Your Own Major

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver
  • Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


First year applicants are students who are current high school seniors, or students who have graduated high school but not yet enrolled at a community college, 4-year college, or university after graduation.

The following are required documents to apply:

  • Common Application
  • Official transcripts from all secondary schools attended
  • One letter of recommendation from guidance/college counselor and/or the Common Application Secondary School Report
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher who can speak to your academic ability
NOTE: Beginning with the fall 2021 application we are test optional. To learn more about our test optional policies, click here.


Transfer applicants are students who have graduated high school and enrolled at a community college, 4-year college, or university after high school graduation.

The following are required documents to apply:

  • Common Application or University of Redlands application
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended (they must be issued to Univ. of Redlands), final high school transcript or equivalency
  • One letter of recommendation from a professor who can speak to your academic ability.
Additional items may be requested based on institution attending and transferable credits.

Additional Information

Scholarships & Financial Aid
The University of Redlands is committed to an affordable and attainable undergraduate degree. More than 90% of our students receive financial aid in the form of scholarships and/or grants. All students who apply will be considered for merit-based scholarships. 
  • First year students will be considered for merit awards up to $31,000 a year, while transfer students are considered for merit awards up to $20,000 a year.
  • To be considered for need-based financial aid, submit the FAFSA by March 2. Beginning October 1, the FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. We guarantee first year students a pathway to graduate in four years - that's our four year promise. 
  • Learn more by visiting our website on affording a Redlands education.
Meet the Admissions Team: 
We look forward to learning more about you through the admissions process and would love to connect. Learn more

Visit us

If you are planning a visit to Southern California, visit us. We're located 65 miles from Los Angeles, Newport Beach, and Palm Springs. Campus visits consist of an information session with an admissions staff member, and a one hour walking tour with a current student. Individual meetings can also be scheduled with an admissions counselor.

During the school year we offer day and overnight visits. To see all of our visit options and to schedule yours, go to https://www.redlands.edu/admissions-and-aid/undergraduate/visits-and-tours/ and select what works best for you.

“Redlands students understand that as an institution we truly value teaching, and even when classes are difficult—and mine are—they want and respect that and reward it. That’s the true honor, that our students made this decision. What more could a professor want?”

Scott Randolph, Associate Professor, Business Administration and Management
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

1200 E Colton Ave, PO Box 3080
Redlands, CA 92373-0999, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 455-5064