University of Redlands

Redlands, California, United States
The University of Redlands is a private, nonprofit university located in Redlands, California, United States, offering both liberal arts and professional programs. The University's main, residential campus is situated on 160 acres (65 ha) near downtown Redlands. An additional seven regional locations throughout Southern California provide programs for working adults. 

About

History

In 1926, university students and alumni rallied to save one of our most beloved symbols of pride—the R constructed by students high on a hillside of the nearby San Bernardino Mountains.The story of our University has been one of growth, change and innovation. Through it all, our students have remained the central focus of a diverse and balanced academic experience that prepares them to lead.

Education

The University of Redlands is a private, independent liberal arts university committed to providing a personalized education that frees students to make enlightened choices. 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.

Research

Institutional Research is applied research of higher education institutions that supports both internal decision making and external inquiries. With more than 4,000 members, Association for Institutional Research (AIR) is the world's largest professional organization for institutional researchers. IR aggregates data and information from multiple sources to create a whole picture, reduces information noises and redundancy, analyzes relevant data to help reduce uncertainties in decision making, and translates insights from technical jargons to user-friendly messages that everyone can understand and share.

Career

Redlands accounting students take their careers seriously, and this typically means that they start investigating possible jobs as soon as they join the program. A large number of speakers invited to campus by the Redlands Accounting Society, as well as several "Meet the Firms" events, internships and volunteer experiences all help students understand different types of accounting careers.

Services

Student services

University of Redlands welcomes students from over 23 nations. These students are supported by the International Student and Scholar Advisor who assists with orientation for new students and all issues that arise during their time at the University, from visa, employment, change of status, reinstatement through questions about cultural references. Despite our relatively small numbers, international students are actively involved in clubs and organizations and many choose to make presentations to ensure that U.S. students receive information on other countries. This is useful when events occur in places that would otherwise seem remote and unconnected to the University.

Housing services

Home to more than 2,000 undergraduate students during the school year, the University of Redlands offers conference guests all of the amenities of a modern residential college:

  • 13 furnished residence halls with lounges and laundry facilities

  • Food-court dining, fresh and varied cuisine and custom catering

  • 200 classrooms, air-conditioned meeting rooms and audio/video services

  • Basketball, tennis, swimming and more

  • Shopping and restaurants nearby

Library services

As the intellectual center of the University of Redlands, the Armacost Library will enrich our community by partnering across campus to nurture the scholarly and cultural life of the University and by inspiring students to engage in self-directed inquiry and the exchange of ideas in order to become effective critical thinkers and responsible doers as they strive to positively impact the world.

ICT services

Instructional Technology is focused on the teaching and learning side of IT. This group works with faculty to enrich courses through the appropriate use of technology and pedagogical techniques. This involves the improvement of on-campus courses, experiments with flipped classroom models of instruction, and the creation of online/hybrid courses to reach new audiences.

Medical services

All full-time students can be seen at the Student Health Center. Appointments are encouraged for non-urgent well visits such as study abroad physicals, birth control consultations, STI testing and well-woman examinations. Same day appointments for sick visits are available everyday, and sick walk-ins are welcome.

Student Life

Campus life

All students at the University of Redlands are required to live on campus for the duration of their undergraduate career except in specific circumstances. Redlands students place a high priority on creating a genuine sense of community in our residence halls. Hall staff members and other student leaders play a pivotal role in planning hall activities and programs that encourage students to grapple with social and intellectual challenges.

Sports facilities

Club Sports offers opportunities for students to compete both on and off campus against surrounding schools and organizations at a high level. Club Sports are coordinated by student members and supported by Recreation offering an opportunity for hands on growth and development for the students associated with each club.

Student clubs

Redlands is home to a varied social Greek community with local organizations dating back over 100 years. Active members have found a home on campus where they can focus on leadership, brotherhood and sisterhood, community service, academics and connections with alumni. As leaders on campus, Greeks strengthen their members and help them become stronger individuals through support of the organization. Greek students have a higher cumulative GPA than the average campus GPA, host over 100 registered social events on campus each year and completed over 21,000 service hours a year.

Accreditation

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

  • Assures a school community that the school’s purposes are appropriate and being accomplished through a viable education program - a trustworthy institution for student learning

  • Facilitates transfer of credits to other English-speaking schools - critical for college/university acceptance worldwide.
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (Candidate)
  • The pursuit of accreditation reinforces a commitment to continuous improvement, innovation, and scholarship.
  • The process of preparing an accreditation self-study enhances the focus on quality of student learning and renews a commitment to the educational mission.

Redlands, California, United States