University of Redlands

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University of Redlands, in Redlands, CA is a private, 4-year college located at the foot of the San Bernardino Mountains. Away from the bustling city, but not remote, the 160 acre campus was founded in 1907 after the California earthquake of 1906 destroyed two Baptist colleges (California College and Los Angeles University). Founded as a Baptist school, the University is now independent, although it has an informal relationship with the group American Baptist Churches, USA. Because of its proximity to Los Angeles, the campus has been used as film sets over the years; the list of alumni includes several actors and producers (both film and television).

Academic Programs

The University of Redlands is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission and offers Bachelor’s degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates, Master’s degrees, post-master’s certificates and Doctorates. The University is comprised of five schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, the School of Business, the School of Music, or the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies. Special recognition is given to the Speech-Language Pathology program and the Music program; the largest program is Business (both Business Administration & Management and Commerce). According to the Mission Statement, Redlands “emphasizes academic rigor, curricular diversity and innovative teaching. Redlands fosters a community of scholars and encourages a pluralistic notion of values by challenging assumptions and stereotypes in both classes and activities. A Redlands education goes beyond training to embrace a reflective understanding of our world; it proceeds from information to insight, from knowledge to meaning.” Presently, there are no online degrees available.

Student Life

Redlands has over 5,000 students in attendance; and offers many clubs to engage them beyond the classroom ranging from interests and background to field of study and sports. Students are required to live on campus in one of the 15 dormitories and apartments unless parental consent is given to live off campus (or age 23). On campus housing is guaranteed for each student. Led by their mascot, Thurber the Bulldog, the maroon and grey Bulldogs field teams in 12 sports in NCAA Division III competition. Intramurals are available for non-varsity athletes as well. One notable feature of the campus (or, the surrounding area) is the “R”: this letter carved into the vegetation of the San Bernardino Mountains (23 miles from campus) started as prank in 1913, but still stands today and is currently the second-largest collegiate letter in the nation. Overall, “Redlands blends liberal arts and professional programs, applied and theoretical study, traditional majors and self-designed contracts for graduation. Small classes enable each student to participate in class discussion, to work closely with professors, and to receive extensive individual attention. Redlands remains sensitive to contemporary trends in society and challenges students to commit themselves to a lifetime of learning.”

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