Reshape Your World
Get ready to change and make change. Thrive through small classes, an inclusive community and dedication to creativity, service and critical thinking, all on a stunning campus. Ranked by U.S. News as both an A+ School and a Best Value.
College of Arts & Sciences
Top 10 Reasons Why Redlands
1. Credibility + Value
Not only do we have a 100+ year history, we’re ranked both an A+ School and a Best Value by U.S. News & World Report. Plus, we’re ranked in the top 5 percent of America’s Best Colleges by Forbes and in the top 15 percent of America’s four-year colleges by Princeton Review: Best 376 Colleges.
2. Earning potential
Our graduates’ starting and mid-career salaries (15+ years) rank in the top 30 nationally of liberal arts colleges, according to Payscale.com
3. See the world and make a difference in it
Study abroad in your choice of 100+ destinations worldwide.
4. Financial assistance
Everyone deserves the opportunity to earn a degree, and we’re here to support your dreams. In fact, more than half of our students receive financial aid.
5. Become whomever you want
Choose from 40+ majors/programs or customize your own through the uniquely innovative Johnston Center, where vision and independence are honored.
6. Feel the pride of service
Community service is in our DNA. Collectively, our students donated more than 100,000 hours last year. And it’s why we won the Presidential Award for community service—one of three top schools in the nation!
7. You’ll never be bored
Our stunningly beautiful campus is within easy distance of snow skiing, hiking and climbing. Head south to the coast where some of the world’s best beaches await. Go east into Palm Springs and Joshua Tree. Or west into Los Angeles for big city culture. Redlands also offers 100+ social groups/clubs to join. As a member of NCAA Division III, our 20+ athletic teams compete in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC).
8. Smart and caring professors
Our faculty is an important reason why Redlands has produced six Fulbright Scholars in the past two years. In fact, Redlands was highlighted by The Chronicle of Higher Education for its high percentage of undergraduate Fulbright Scholars. Our low student-to-faculty ratio (14:1) and a close-knit culture of connection create a better learning environment.
9. Holistic learning
Life happens all around you, and so does your education. We’re known for holistic learning in multiple settings: classes, internships, study abroad, May Term and community service. You’ll leave here transformed, well-rounded and able to thrive wherever you land.
10. We earn high marks of our own
Redlands earns high grades from authorities on higher education. The Fiske Guide to Colleges calls Redlands “One of higher education’s best-kept secrets.” Plus, Redlands is ranked in the “Top 100 Universities” that deserve a second look according to Jay Matthews, Washington Post writer and author of Harvard Schmarvard.
If you’re someone looking for unlimited opportunity in life,
there’s a very good chance that Redlands is the place for you.
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