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University of Redlands: Narrative Description


1200 East Colton Ave.
PO Box 3080
Redlands, CA 92373-0999
Tel: (909)793-2121
Free: 800-455-5064
Admissions: (909)335-4074
Fax: (909)335-4089
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1907. Setting: 140-acre small town campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $80.3 million. Research spending 2003-04: $2.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $7289 per student. Total enrollment: 2,451. Faculty: 325 (163 full-time, 162 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 2,934 applied, 75% were admitted. 32% from top 10% of their high school class, 66% from top quarter, 93% from top half. 4 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 2,320 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 32 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 16 other countries, 28% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 2% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 2% 25 or older, 73% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; social sciences and history; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: 4-4-1. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Association for Innovation in Higher Education, American University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 12/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $34,220 includes full-time tuition ($25,224), mandatory fees ($300), and college room and board ($8696). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $789 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $150 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 105 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 10% of eligible men and 13% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Associated Students, service organizations, cultural organizations, social awareness groups. Major annual events: homecoming, Living on Common Ground Multicultural Festival, Convocation Lecture Series. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, safety whistles. 1,568 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Armacost Library with 262,893 books, 310,863 microform titles, 9,800 serials, 10,995 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.5 million. 655 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Redlands is located halfway between Los Angeles and Palm Springs. It has a mild climate. The average yearly temperature is 65 degrees, and the average rainfall 14.45 inches. Once a principal center for navel oranges, the city has developed a more diversified economy in recent years. There are 60 churches, a community hospital and satellite clinics, a city library, fraternal and social service organizations, and museums. Buses serve the area, and the Ontario International Airport is 30 minutes from the campus. Through the Office of Community Service Learning and other organizations, students at the university have many opportunities to interact with community members.

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