Located in the heart of Southern California, the University of Redlands gives you the space to think, to try, to imagine. With more than 40 majors and minors, 4+1 programs and preparation for law, medical or other professional degrees, you can make your learning academically challenging and specialized. Redlands' unique combination of liberal arts, pre-professional, and innovative interdisciplinary programs are built on over 100 years of distinction. Our innovative curriculum that stresses interconnection and hands-on learning will give you a solid foundation for the shifts and transformations you'll witness in your lifetime. 

As a Hispanic-serving institution, Redlands is a community that values many perspectives and backgrounds, creating an environment of dialogue and discourse. Washington Monthly ranks Redlands as a top 5% university nationwide based on contributions to the public good and we ranked 5 in Best Regional Universities-West in the US News and World Report. 

When you are not studying, you can cheer on the Redlands Bulldogs' 21 division III programs, be a part of clubs and organizations, join our esports team, take on a leadership role in Greek life, harvest plants and vegetables in our own community garden, see the world through our study away program, or contribute to our local community through Community Service Learning. We cannot wait to see what you will do at Redlands!

Academic Programs

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

Student experience

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

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


To apply to the University of Redlands as a first-year student, you should submit:

  • Common Application (including two short-answer supplemental essays, located in the Member Questions section of the CommonApp)
  • Official transcripts from all secondary schools attended
  • One letter of recommendation from school/college counselor and/or the Common Application Secondary School Report
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher who can speak to your academic ability
  • Test-scores, if applicable
Redlands is test-optional for admissions; you can decide if you wish to provide your SAT or ACT scores to the admission committee. Approximately 25% of our applicants submit test scores.

Deadlines for fall admission are November 15 (Early Action) and January 15 (Regular Decision). The deadline for spring admission is November 1. 


To apply to the University of Redlands as a transfer student, you should submit:

  • Common Application or University of Redlands application
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended (issued directly to the University  of Redlands),
  • Official 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.

We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional Information

Thank you for including the University of Redlands in your college search. We look forward to working with you throughout this process. We encourage you to reach out to your admissions counselor - we want to connect with you. 

At Redlands:
  • Our welcoming residential campus is easy driving distance to the beaches, deserts, and mountains
  • We've been recognized as a top producer of both Fulbright Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers
  • We want you to connect your learning and passions to the community. Community Service Learning is a graduation requirement - this unique aspect of our community creates a place of change. How will you impact the world around you?
  • We make a degree affordable and attainable in four years. It's the Redlands Four-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Over 99% of our students receive financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants. First year students will be considered for merit awards up to $35,000 a year, while transfer students are considered for merit awards up to $26,000 a year. 
  • Our Tuition Promise for first-year students makes our exceptional education affordable. 
We encourage all families to file the FAFSA to be considered for need based financial aid as soon as it is available. 

Visit us

We hope you and your family will visit us to explore our Southern California campus. We're located 65 miles from both Los Angeles and Palm Springs - a convenient location in between these two vibrant cities. 

We offer student-guided tours Monday - Saturday, group visits, a fall open house for prospective students, and events for admitted students. We also offer an array of virtual opportunities for you to connect with us. 

We look forward to meeting you! Click here to see all options and set up your visit. 

“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, Professor, Business Administration and Management

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

Visit us


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

Phone number

(800) 455-5064