Student & Graduate Reviews
Sophia - 6/30/2019
Graduation Year: 2018
"I had a unique, rewarding, and challenging four years at University of Redlands. The environmental studies department (EVST) was everything I was looking for, knowing that I would end up studying within the environmental field. The teachers in EVST genuinely care about their students, which I believe is largely due to the personal experiences I was a part of in my major. There were many field trips both on and off campus, and countless events to attend with other EVST students. I felt like my voice was heard in classes and being in a department full of other passionate students fighting for environmental justice was inspiring. As a four-year athlete, I felt like my time at Redlands was maximized, where I was consistently balancing school, extracurricular events, my work study job, and other complexities college often brings without warning. The one frequent complaint I have heard from other students is that the school is very small, and so is the town of Redlands. I personally believe that by getting out and exploring more areas of the Inland Empire and California as a whole, I was able to avoid feeling claustrophobic or burnt out. From Redlands, I appreciated the environment where teachers knew my name and when something was wrong, the travel experience from various labs, a sports team that quickly became my family, and an environmental program that pushed me to ask for help and explore topics and issues that were important to me."
Anthony - 6/5/2019
Graduation Year: 2019
"Big mistake. As a working professional, completing a Master's degree at the University of Redlands was a mistake. If I could do it again, I would have spent more money for a better program, such as Pepperdine, Claremont Business College, or a number of other programs offered in Southern California. Of the ten professors I had, one was great, three were okay, and the rest were underqualified (both in their work experience and education) and were average teachers at their best. Many of the faculty are pro socialsim, preach "white privilege", are anti capitalism, and were bitter messes set on indoctinating the class with their belief systems and opposed to contrary thinking. If you're serious about your career, pay a little more for a better school. (A tip, a successful workplace is one that promotes people of different backgrounds, beliefs, and opinions to work together with respect. The Redlands staff could learn from that.)"
Mackenzie Griffin - 11/11/2017
Graduation Year: 2017
"University of Redlands provided me with long lasting connections with not only peers but professors as well with its 14:1 student to staff ratio. I wasn't just a number in a crowd of students, but was listened to and pushed to my fullest potential with the amazing staff from the biology department. They encouraged me through tutoring and office hours to reach my goal to become an occupational therapist. My school provided me with life skills and morals I will continue to use and live by the rest of my life. Walking down Colton Ave. in the middle of campus will be a memory I will always have instilled in my mind."
Emma Hope - 6/11/2017
Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2014
"Attending the University of Redlands was a wonderful choice for me. The professors were passionate, consistently available, and I was challenged and enjoyed most (if not all) of my classes. The student body was welcoming, and there were extracurricular activities directly related to the career I wanted. The chance to combine hands-on experience from student clubs and volunteer groups strengthened my degree tremendously, and I graduated with an excellent resume. I'd recommend Redlands to any student, with the strong suggestion that they talk to academic departments and tour specific programs while visiting."
Jay - 3/28/2017
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2010
"Most of your learning will happen in the work place after showing up day after day, month after month until you gain a foothold or increased expertise in your chosen field. Once in the working world, there is a language of work unto itself that just can't be taught in school. However, the University of Redlands (and college in general) is a fantastic place to meet others pursuing the same career path, better understand the industry you're entering, build projects for your resume, and get your foot into the door for internships at companies you're interested in. The school's proximity to LA, Orange County, and San Diego make it an ideal school for those interested in working in those locations after college. A potential downside of the school is its size. It's a beautiful campus at times feels like a high school with fewer rules. However, the town grew on me over time and met people I will keep in touch with forever."
Josh - 3/27/2017
Graduation Year: 2012
"University of Redlands is a tight-knit community that inspires students to creatively think and pursue individual interests, including studying abroad and learning a new language. All professors at Redlands are very open at all times to student questions and concerns, whether that be about the class or the future, and class sizes are very limited making it a more intimate and dynamic setting for students to question and learn. The drawbacks to studying at U of R are the diversity, networking, and overall city, however, Redlands is actively working on it. Most students are from the west coast, and as such the diversity at the school is limited. One of the great things that Redlands does is push studying abroad to meet different people around the world, as well as advertise heavily for international students to go to our school. Unfortunately given the size of the school, we don't have large-scale career fairs with top 100 employers coming out to run a booth. Because the school is so tightly-knit, all departments keep up with the alumni and connect students with them for more job opportunities. The city of Redlands is very quaint, and a little limited to a movie theater, Target, and some good pizza and Thai restaurants down town. We do have Hangar 18 though, which is an incredible brewery in the city. If you have a car, you are 40 minutes from the beach, downtown LA, and an hour away from the snow. Overall, Redlands is a fantastic school that facilitates and offers many opportunities for personal growth. Further, through financial aid, it is a very reasonably priced school to go to. I recommend students to consider Redlands if they are looking for a school that provides small class sizes, 24/7 access to professors, and a tightly knit community."
Alyssa Libao - 11/22/2016
Graduation Year: 2014
"I highly recommend the Salzburg Semester study abroad program. Not only was I able to visit 13 countries in 16 weeks, I was also able to learn from and interact with locals through our customized trips. I also learned essential life skills such as how to budget my money, be respectful of other people's cultures and indifferences, plan my schedule, and be responsible when traveling alone, among others. I could not be any more grateful to the Department of Mathematics faculty. I came in as a transfer student from another country. I appreciate how they welcomed me and guided me throughout my transition to the university. They were supportive and encouraging until the very end."
Catherine Collazo - 8/24/2016
Graduation Year: 2015
"I was in the adult program which was one night a week for four hours. It was really nice to be able to continue to work full time and go to school at night. It was only a 2 year program which was also nice. Your classes are guaranteed and you do not have to fight for enrollments."
Anonymous - 7/13/2015
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014
"I attended a sattelite campus for the school. The professors were topnotch but the supportive resources were not enough especially for higher education counseling"
Jessica - 5/20/2015
"The biology program at the University of Redlands is truly one-of-a-kind. The professors there are extremely knowledgeable, professional, and supportive of all of their students in any endeavor. We received hands learning in our first classes. Small class sizes mean that professors have more time to decide to each student, and each student receives more hands on experiences. The professors come they're to track and research is secondary, which means students and classes are the top priority, not a means to an end of being able to do research. All-in-all, I believe the Biology program at the University of Redlands is second-to-none."