Focus on sustainability and the environment Focus on sustainability and the environment

Why choose Redlands?

  1. The university has an English Bulldog, Thurber, who serves as the official mascot. Thurber took over from his grandfather Duke in September 2010. Duke and Thurber can be found at various campus events or at their kennel near the office of admissions.
  2. Redlands is conveniently located within driving distance of Southern California’s most celebrated cities, attractions and natural resources, yet tucked away in a world of its own.
  3. It is only one hour to Disneyland, LA and several beaches, 90 minutes to Sea World, Malibu and Universal studios.


Quick Facts:

Location: Redlands, California, USA

City Population: 68,747

University Population: 4,769

Climate: The climate in this area is described as "dry-summer subtropical" often referred to as "Mediterranean".

Nearest Airport: Los Angeles International Airport


The University of Redlands is a private university located halfway between Los Angeles and Palm Springs, with mountains, cities, and beaches nearby. Redlands offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and more than 10 for graduate students. Several classes are taught in energy-efficient "green" buildings, and many Redlands students help the environment by participating in the annual Recycle Day and working on the school's sustainable farm. 

Because of Redlands' unique location, students have a variety of university-sponsored outdoor pursuits to try, such as hot air ballooning and sea kayaking. On campus, the university even offers clubs for surfing and quidditch, the fictional sport in the Harry Potter novels.

With more than 120 social groups and clubs, including student government, multicultural, religious and service organizations, recreational and outdoor clubs, championship athletic teams, a world-class fitness center, live concerts, volunteer opportunities and Greek life, you'll discover that, at Redlands, there really is something for everyone.