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  • 08/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 out of 17 people found this review useful. 1 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Laid back students looking for a balanced experience, academically and socially.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you sign up for one of the new student outdoor retreats at the beginning of your first year. Although I was unable to attend one I have heard from many people it was one of their greatest experiences that year. It gives you a chance to meet a handful of new students like yourself, as well as several older students, before you even start school. I would also advise that students make use of the great camping equipment available for rental, were so close to Joshua Tree National Park it would be criminal not to go!

    Bang for the buck

    While this school is fairly expensive they are very open to helping students with all sorts of financial aid. I am a recipient of two scholarships from the school as well as federal aid. The campus itself is absolutely beautiful and definitely worth the price. I would also consider the academic excellence on par with the price I pay for them.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love this school, it has an amazing campus, some of the coolest people I've ever met and more opportunities than I know what to do with! During my second semester I ended up joining a sorority and its one of the highlights of my college life so far. I never thought I would be the sorority type, but all the girls are so welcoming and there was nothing pretentious or snobby about them. In fact, it has allowed me to meet so many different and unique people and bond with them incredibly quickly. In general the people here are the greatest, most down to earth people. They are involved in so many different things and come from all walks of life. This school was the only one I applied to that I truly felt had a real variety of students; politically, economically, racially and athletically. The atmosphere of this school is what I would refer to as laid back, everyone is very open and welcoming and it has a great balance of academics and fun.

    Am learning a lot

    I just completed my freshman year here so I have not taken many classes, however, every class I have taken has taught me quite a bit. My favorite part about the classes is the size; even introductory classes are never above 40 students. In fact, I was once in a chemistry class with only three other students. This allows the teacher to really help you when you have questions or need a concept to be explained in a different way. The teachers are able to meet your needs as a student because class sizes are small enough that they can actually get to know you.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 2 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    University of Redlands will be great for anybody that wants to have that one-on-one opportunity with the professors, hands-on activies, and love a small beautiful campus. It is also great for those that want to stress less about their academics and figuring out how to finance their education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Like I said, whatever questions you may have, ask, and I guarantee that the staff or students here are more than happy to help you. I would say do a little research about the university. I was glad to hear that the professors actually help you find internship opportunities especially since I am a Business major. Visiting the college also gave me a better idea and “feel” of how the campus environment would be like for me. It also helped me decide which college to choose as well. If you know anybody that attends at the University of Redlands, take the time to either meet up with them to ask about their perspective or just give them an e-mail. This will definitely make it very helpful to see if you could imagine yourself being a potential Bulldog here at University of Redlands.

    Bang for the buck

    Paying for college was the most important thing for me to consider when choosing a college. University of Redlands is pretty expensive but they offer so many opportunities for students so that they are able to attend here. Besides from loans, they offer a great financial package such as scholarships for your academics and talents you may have. I got several scholarships for my academics, and grants. University of Redlands definitely shows you that they want you as a Bulldog and to be part of their community. Whatever questions you have academically or financially, they definitely have answers. I asked a ton of questions regarding financial aid and they gave me options and advice on what I should do. And with the services they offer, it is definitely worth every penny. It seems as if the university wants to show their students that every penny counts and they want you to feel like you’ve invested well in your education by coming to University of Redlands. So far, they’ve showed me!

    Am enjoying being here

    To be honest, I was homesick, especially since I’m from Hawaii and currently a freshman. When I told my Orientation group how I felt, they immediately tried to make the mainland feel more like the Island of Paradise. The people are friendly and outgoing, and even though I am a minority here (I’m Asian), the students are more than welcome to be your friend. I love the small campus because it doesn’t make me feel as if I’m one person lost in the shadows. It’s good to know that you’re not a lost face in the crow and that people actually know who you are and you’re able to see everybody around campus, not only in classes. I did feel a bit uncomfortable at first, but the students and staff here are so nice. They are here for you with open arms to listen and help you adjust to the change, or help you feel as comfortable as you want to be. College is stressful enough and at the University of Redlands, they try to make it as less stressful as they possibly can. When I first visited this college, I absolutely fell in love with it. The campus was so beautiful and clean—it was the closest thing to Hawaii so I felt relieved. I loved the fact that I didn’t feel the need to buy a bike to get from one class to the other because everything is so close to each other. Nothing is too far from you.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes and professors are absolutely wonderful. The professors here like to encourage a challenge upon you. Although it may be challenging, they are excellent helpers. They sort of act like parents—they really care about you and they definitely show it. They are here to help you if you have any questions or problems regarding the classroom environment or workload. I absolutely love the classroom sizes here. I tried to imagine being in a big class where I was one out of 300 students and I was terrified. Luckily, University of Redlands’ classes are nothing like that. The biggest class I’m in has about 20 students. What’s great about the classes too are that there are unlimited amount of sources of help. There’s one-on-one tutoring with either the teacher (during class and their office hours which are most of the time flexible), the tutors on campus, and there’s actually a tutoring center here as well—so there’s services here for YOU literally everywhere. Also, the school offers a lot of opportunities such as work study, internships and I’ve heard that even if you graduate from the University of Redlands, the job services are still there to help you until you get the job you want.

  • 08/28/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 3 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who enjoy having free time and willing to put themselves out there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you read the UR notes that you receive by e-mail. They keep you tapped into what is going on in campus. I would also recommend that the new incoming students try to get themselves involved in many clubs and organizations in order to meet the older students.

    Bang for the buck

    This school offers up many services to students such as general medicine if you get sick, guest speakers, themed dinners and more for 10 dollars or less. This school is a great school for the amount spent on attending it. I would recommend looking up what you can do for free (free monthly movie night at the Krikorian) or for almost little money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I feel so comfortable at this university. It really is a small community placed in the center of Redlands, CA. The students here are also very kind, outgoing and are willing to offer a hand to anyone who is lost or confused. I also like the fact that the University is also involved with the Redlands community. The city of Redlands is also a quaint little place, and although at first it seems there is nothing to do here, there are a lot of events going on in the city throughout the year.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes here are amazing. The professor really encourage their students to actively participate in class and offer their point of view. It is also really helpful that the class sizes for each class don't usually go past 20 people. This means that I've gotten a lot of one on one time with the professor when I needed help with the course. The classes are enjoyable which makes learning the material easier.

  • 05/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 4 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Working Full time. Traditional

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend one of the informational sessions and ask any questions you may have. Most times you also have the opportunity to sit in on classes to see what the program will be like.

    Bang for the buck

    While the tuition is not cheap, it is pretty comparable to MBA programs in the area (Pepperdine, UCLA, CSUN, etc.) For the money I pay, I feel there is a great return on investment. I just returned from a study abroad trip in Sweden/Denmark and I am very pleased with the instructors and the overall experience. I encourage any student who has the opportunity to study abroad. It is very important to see different perspectives, especially for business students.

    Am enjoying being here

    Redlands has a family feel and even thought I am not taking classes at the main campus, the administration at my campus is extremely helpful and can answer any questions I have. I also enjoy my cohort and the diversity it brings with each individual.

    Am learning a lot

    I am currently in the MBA program at the Burbank campus. I am finishing my fourth class and I have gained a great deal of knowledge from each class taken in my program. All of my professors have been very dedicated to the students and take any steps available to help them succeed.

  • 06/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 5 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    From students who want a planned out 4 years in undergrad to those who want the opportunity to be creative with their education. Business school and Communicative Disorders are strengths of the U. of Redlands.

    Tips for prospective students

    Like most colleges, try to purchase your textbooks on ebay or through other online resources. Roommate draw is just a matter of luck, otherwise you can pay a bit more for a single. If you have a car, you'll find being on campus more bearable since Redlands is small and limited as a town with a few good restaurants and fewer entertainment options (dance clubs, bars, etc.). There's a shuttle to take you around Redlands for free, use it! Take advantage of the OP (Outdoor Program) Trips

    Bang for the buck

    Financial Aid aside from FAFSA is available, merit scholarships as well!

    Am enjoying being here

    Great place for its wonderful resources and diverse opportunities from community service to on-campus services. Sports and Music facilities are great and accessible. Food options are pretty good from two midnight cafes apart from the general cafeteria. Dorm life really depends on your dorm and who you dorm with. Study abroad is definitely encouraged here unlike other schools.

    Am learning a lot

    As a Johnston Center student I have been given the unique opportunity to craft my own undergraduate experience by creating my own major. Instead of grades, we receive evaluations for every class - a system that allows for students to reflect on their weaknesses and strengths. The U of R has a bit everything for everyone and here you can truly make your college experience what you want to make of it - it's all up to you the student.

  • 09/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 6 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Redlands is great for students who love to work outside, be involved in sports, and work with professors who love teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you really want to attend a small school, because that's really what Redlands is. A small school has so much to offer, but if you want to be lost in a crowd and not have to participate in class, then I'd suggest looking at larger schools.

    Bang for the buck

    Redlands is an excellent school, but they are incredibly expensive in my opinion.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is absolutely gorgeous. There is so much open space and trees everywhere, it is beautiful.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor depends on what courses you are taking and what major you are pursuing. But regardless, you will definitely learn a lot! Professors are dedicated to teaching, because unlike many larger schools, Redlands is mainly an undergraduate campus. This means that we do not have graduate students or aids teaching our classes.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Public safety has always responded quickly to every emergency and can certainly say I feel safe here.

    Greek Life

    I do not participate in Greek Life but those who I know that are Greek seem to like it a lot.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have an awesome Outdoor Program.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants a small school with a sense of community and is ready to take their education into their own hands.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a great outdoor fire pit that anyone can use with the help of our campus security.

    Bang for the buck

    College is really expensive, so you have to be sure that where you are going to attend is worth of every dollar. With the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies I truly think I have found a college thats worth it for me.

    What to do for fun

    The town of Redlands is definitely not the most interesting place in the world, but we are so close to places like joshua tree, big bear mountain, and LA, that there is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    I am not too big of a fan of the food provided at our cafeteria, it often makes me feel slightly sick or sluggish.

    Dorm Life

    I have really enjoyed living in the dorms, I love my room mate and my neighbors are great. However, I would like to be able to live off campus next year.

    Academic Rigor

    Students here seem to be very committed to their education and the professors react really positively to this

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are checking out the University of Redlands I highly recommend looking into the Johnston Center. This is a program that allows each student to design their own major and take their education into their own hand.

    In three sentences

    The University of Redlands has so far proved to be an excellent choice for me. I am enrolled in the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies which allows me to create and fulfill my own major, and I have come to really enjoy this program. The small size of this school is also great because it easily creates a sense of community.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    p-safe is awesome. they are just looking out for you, and not trying to get you in trouble. show them respect and they are completely laid back.

    Clubs and Activities

    very easy to get involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the och tamale (a chant that you learn as a freshman unique to the school)

    Bang for the buck

    i wish that we got more dining credits for the amount that we pay.

    What to do for fun

    there are events held almost every weekend, go to sporting events, and check out the parties.

    Food and Dining

    the plaza has some of the best sandwiches i have ever had, and although the variety is nothing to marvel at, i think that the food is pretty good for college cuisine.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm communities are generally pretty close.

    Academic Rigor

    the work is not too overwhelming at all. as long as procrastination is not a huge issue for you, you should be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    choose your course of study early so that you can get on the right track, and fulfill your lafs as soon as you can. participate in class and get to know your professors, it helps a lot.

    In three sentences

    the small school atmosphere is great. although resources are somewhat limited, professors are more than accommodating and really care about what they are doing. the schoolwork is manageable and it's easy to get involved.

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Best decision of my life! We are local groups, meaning that we are only found on this campus. Makes up 20% of our campus and if going greek isn't your thing, there is also non-greek organizations that focus on social justice.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone. There is never a dull week, clubs put on such fun activities like green week which has a concert at the end. Medditation groups for those who want to relax.

    Great for these types of students

    There is a home for everyone! Dare to be different, you'll fit right in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The best unusual cheer! Och Tamale!!! Och Tamale gazolly gazump Dayump dayadee yahoo Ink damink dayadee gazink Dayump, deray, yahoo Wing wang trickey trackey poo foo Joozy woozy skizzle wazzle Wang tang orkey porkey dominorky Redlands! â?? Rah, Rah, Redlands!

    What to do for fun

    There is fun for every student. If you enjoy going out on the weekends down on greek row or staying in and watching a movie in your hall with the community. There is also Dawgs till dawn that put on great events that are not parties.

    Food and Dining

    Bon Appetit is a wonderful catering company who really does their job to keep student healthy. Sometimes I do get tired of their food but that is normal.

    Dorm Life

    The school does miracles with room placement. I met my best friend here. Having themed living communities is also very great because you get to interact with people who are as passionate as you.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors will take care of you, and they are there to help you. Classes do get very difficult so take advantage of all of the free services that the school offers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful not to become over involved. There is something for everyone and if you can't find something, you can always start clubs with friends.

    In three sentences

    The University of Redlands is one of the best decisions of my life because it is full of the friendliest, most dedicated and most amazing people I've ever met. My professors know who I am and actually care about me. The groups on campus will be the people I will keep in touch with forever.

  • 11/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It seems to me that there is a spot here for just about anyone. Anyone from jocks to those a little too involved with their academics seem to find their own niche within the University's community.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest getting your application in as early as possible, and being sure that you truly trust the teachers or administrators you have write your letters of recommendation.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is small and always kept in great shape. Be thankful that you are able to have such a beautiful learning experience with such great people.

    Am enjoying being here

    This year has been great so far and it seems like there is always something going on. You can get involved with Outdoor Programs, Intramurals Sports, and even Student Government. With all of this at your finger tips, it is pretty difficult to not enjoy your time here.

    Am learning a lot

    So far each of the professors I have had couldn't be better. All of them are willing to spend extra time with you to help you understand the material and appear to have true passion for the subject they are teaching. I truly believe that this helps to keep classes more engaged and enhances the learning environment that much more.

  • 08/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 53

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The school itself is located in a great spot that is by downtown redlands and there is easy access to the shops and stores.

    Tips for prospective students

    ask as many questions as possible, its better to know what your getting into before hand.

    In three sentences

    the campus is very spacious and beautiful. So far the faculty that I have met have all been very helpful and attentive.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    P-SAFE is our on campus police. They've always got our backs!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so much stuff to do here at this school! There will never be a time where you're not laughing or smiling from all the fun you're having!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the U of R, we have a tradition called, The Chapel Run. When someone does a chapel run, they run NAKED from the school's chapel all the way up to the administration building and back! Must be completed before you graduate!

    Bang for the buck

    The school is sooooo affordable! When someone looks at the actual price of the school, some may think it's a lot but really, the school gives us awesome financial-aid packages and most students don't have to pay as much as the tuition requires.

    What to do for fun

    At Redlands, there are many activities you can do for fun. The best way to have fun however is getting involved in clubs or organizations here on campus. We have something called A.S.U.R. Social Affairs which does a great job of providing fun activities for students to do on campus. They've creating a homecoming event, host line-dancing, Krikorian night where students go to our local movie theatre and get to see a movie...FOR FREE. A.S.U.R. has got it goin' on!

    Food and Dining

    The food here is pretty awesome for cafeteria food! We have special catering from Bon Appetit who employ professional chefs to make our yummy meals! You won't go hungry here!

    Dorm Life

    Love the dorms! Fosters such a great sense of community and really does become your family! Staying up late watching movies, playing video games, homework sessions, climbing trees, building forts, anything, you name it!

    Academic Rigor

    The workload here is challenging yes, but not so much where you have migraines everyday. Redlands likes to create very well-rounded citizens so, they don't bombard you with coursework so that you can become a leader and an involved member of the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for small class sizes, great financial-aid packages, and a great all-around place, Redlands is for you! Here at the U of R, we have a 12 student to 1 professor ratio. That's a small class size! Small class sizes allow students to have a name in the class, and builds good relationships with professors so that they can help you do your best and succeed! Also at Redlands, if you weren't aware about 90% of our entire campus receives financial-aid from the school itself or government funding of some sort. That's one of the perks of going to a private liberal arts college: more money to help fund a great education! Aside from class sizes and financial-aid packages, Redlands is just awesome in general. Everyone here is so friendly! All your professors sincerely care about you, they want you to succeed! There are nothing but smiles exchanged from student to student all day, everyday!

    In three sentences

    Attending the University of Redlands was the best choice I could have ever made. Here, I can pursue all my interests, build a community of friends, and dare to be different. That Good Ol' U of R is the absolute best and I could not be more happy and appreciative to be here.

  • 08/23/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any goal oriented student who may want to take a unique path or challege their major will excel at The Univeristy of Redlands

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend visiting campus and talking to students with similar goals to you. Also, the professors are extremely helpful and welcoming.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is expensive but there is so much offered and scholarships are easy to obtain. I was able to obtain a full-tution scholarship. They have so many programs and activities that they money I am spending on room and board is more than worth it.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is beautiful and I have already made friends and been welcomed...school doesn't even start until next week.

    Will learn a lot

    I choose Redlands because they are enabling me to double major in three years. I am coming in with some credits and they have been very helping in making my educational goals become reality.

  • 01/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    University of Redlands has several locations besides Redlands like Riverside, Ontario, Orange county and I believe one other location.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I hang out with my family.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is awesome. I have only been in there a couple of times but the times I have been there the staff is very friendly and food is delicious.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know about the dorm life becuase I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are a little easier than others but for the most part classes are pretty hard but the school gives students a lot of tools to help them be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend this school to anyone who works full-time and has a family because they offer classes at night that way you can still work, spend time with family and loved ones and finish school.

    In three sentences

    I am currently a student at the University of Redlands and I love it. The class sizes are small which makes it easier to get more of a one on one with the professor. It is a heavy work load but professors are always willing to help. Professors and staff are personable, friendly, and helpful, overall a great school to be at.

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the university of redlands has a very capable public/campus safety unit.

    Greek Life

    greek life is not very good, none of the fraternities or sororities are nationalized, however there is a large amount of the student body that participates in the greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    the university of redlands is known for its heavy commitment to community service. lots of activities are centered around the concept of community action. clubs are decent at redlands however most are not nationally recognized.

    Great for these types of students

    the university of redlands is great for individualistic students who not only strive for a higher education, but a higher rate of knowledge. redlands is also great for students who do not want to go to a big school, and those who want to enjoy their college years because although the school does have a small school feel to it the parties and off campus nigh life are vivid.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the university of redlands is known for its independent, creative johnston program. this program essentially allows students to create and customize their own major, with approval of course. although the program itself is rare, what is even more rare are the students that the program attracts. the interesting students that do choose to be johnston students at the university of redlands continually keep the campus and the school interesting.

    Bang for the buck

    although the university of redlands is a great established liberal arts college, it does not really have much of a bang in the bucks you pay. this is because the university is a private school and the tuition is quite high, $37,000 high. with this in mind, the college does have a top of the line financial aid center that works to make sure every student can afford to go to school at redlands.

    What to do for fun

    the university of redlands is located in southern california, in the city of redlands. it is a half hour away from los angeles, a half hour away from the beach and a half hour away from big bear mountains. the college's location portrays the diversity of southern california to a tee.

    Food and Dining

    the food is okay. it can range from great to not so great, however the nights that the food is great seems to come few and far between.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life at the university of redlands does fall into the typical college dorm scene. however, the college does expect a lot from its ca's and ra's, so they can be strict and quite honestly no fun.

    Academic Rigor

    the university of redlands can be rigorous for those who are used to lots of bureaucratic work such as: worksheets, dry essays, etc. education is done so on a higher level of understanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    prospective students must be ready to engage and be engaged in the classroom, you will be a part of class discussions daily. the university is a liberal arts college so there will always be interesting, and quirky things going on all the time. finally, all prospective students must be prepared for the beautiful southern california weather.

    In three sentences

    the university of redlands is a great school for those who are interested in a personalized education. the university prides itself on small classrooms,strong professor-student relationships, and community. the university of redlands, although small, does make remarkable impacts on students that attend.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i always feel safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    the greek life is based on a local system, and there is a very strict anti-hazing policy. i can't speak for the frats, but the sororities hold to this policy.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many organizations on campus to be involved with. you'll never have a problem finding something to do on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    u of r is great for the type of students who want to be involved in the community and make a difference.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    we have an echoing chamber behind the math department. it's very cool.

    What to do for fun

    redlands is a pretty boring town, honestly. however, the mountains, la, and the beach are all an hour or less away, and there are always parties/events to go to on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    it's good, sometimes. it's bad, sometimes. be careful.

    Dorm Life

    as far as dorms go, ours are nice. the cas that i've met are all awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    you will definitely learn here, but don't stress because there are always teachers available for extra help.

    Tips for prospective students

    come ready to get involved on campus!

    In three sentences

    the community, classes, and teachers here are amazing. the administration can be frustrating to deal with, and the food can be sketchy. all in all, i would never want to go anywhere else.

  • 03/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are alot of staff with campus safety. they are always driving around campus surveying things. they also have their own vehicles saying campus safety on the side.

    Greek Life

    redlands fraternities include alpha gamma nu, chi rho psi, chi sigma chi, kappa sigma sigma, pi chi and sigma kappa alpha. campus sororities include alpha sigma pi, alpha theta phi, alpha xi omicron, beta lambda, kappa pi zeta and delta kappa psi. they all have chapter houses as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    we have clubs such as academic, recreational, athletic, community service, diversity, greek, political, and media clubs. my favorite is the 8 minute abs club.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    all the fraternities and sorority houses are located on a street behind campus. also known as frat row.

    Bang for the buck

    the price is expensive but it is definetely worth it. there is always something going on at school and the experience is amazing.

    What to do for fun

    there are always events going on either on or off campus. attend sporting events. also, go to concerts or play intramural sports. there are a ton of businesses in redlands that give discounts if you are a student at the university of redlands.

    Food and Dining

    university of redlands has a huge dining hall. the food is delicious and there is a huge variety of different types of food.

    Dorm Life

    wide variety of dorms. fill out survey on the type of roommate you want to have and they will match you with it.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are pretty difficult. wide variety of majors and classes. teachers expect you to put the time and work considering it is a four year university.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you communicate with your professors, it really does go a long way. experience the college life. play a sport or join a club.

    In three sentences

    phenomenal school to attend. university of redlands has great athletic programs. redlands has the best professors and work with you on your schedule when it comes to athletics.

  • 05/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    18 of 53

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are clubs and other activities to do. This school is teeming with people getting active and helping and having fun, very busy.

    Food and Dining

    I've never been big on fast food or food from a restaurant, but it tastes good. But, i personally prefer to cook for myself.

    Dorm Life

    I saw a dorm they are nice, they just don't have many windows, but it is a safe pace to be on campus. Also, they ask that you be quiet during the designated quiet hours so that others may sleep.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are small in number to get a more impacted learning experience. I feel that this is important for learning and it makes this school much better than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early if you want to go here, and make sure that you start getting a feel for service, this school is one that makes sure to give back. It is apart of the curriculum, so get used to helping others.

    In three sentences

    Redlands has a nice campus, and is a fun place to be. There are so many friendly people eager to meet you, a good environment overall. There is an arsenal of activities and new things I want to try when I get there; I am excited to go.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is a very safe campus since we have public safety officers available 24/7. There are emergency towers on almost every tower on campus that when you press the button sirens and a blue light go off so that everyone knows someone is in trouble and can help to get them help as soon as possible. Since I have been there it hasn't been necessary.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities to choose from that have many different goals and standards they live by. They are a great way to build life long connections.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for anything you can think of and if there isn't it is very easy to start one up and meet people that share similar interests as you.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of students but best for students that would like to have better access to the professors and don't mind that it is a lot smaller than a public school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Something unusual would be our school anthem that was created as a ridicule for our rival school, Chapman's, anthem: Och Tamale gazolly gazump Dayump dayadee yahoo Ink damink dayadee gazink Dayump, deray, yahoo Wing wang trickey trackey poo foo Joozy woozy skizzle wazzle Wang tang orkey porkey dominorky Redlands! — Rah, Rah, Redlands!

    Bang for the buck

    Being a private school, it's a bit pricey but in my opinion the quality of the education is definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    School functions Frat parties Going to the movies Hanging out with friends Going to the Cafe Clubbing playing sports Going to watch sports joining clubs

    Food and Dining

    The food is provided by Bon Appetite and it is delicious, fresh, locally grown healthy meals available at any time of the day.

    Dorm Life

    It is a lot better to live on campus. The dorms have ice breaker activities to get everyone to meet new people and that is how I met a lot of my friends. The only down side is that there are times where they tend to get a bit too loud to concentrate on homework so you're forced to go to the library.

    Academic Rigor

    They take school very seriously and make sure that it comes first. They have a lot of programs to help improve your grades. They also have academic probation where they monitor your classes and grades and if you get less then a 2.0 two semesters in a row you are kicked out of the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take school serious but also make time for having fun. Explore all your options and always ask for help when you need it.

    In three sentences

    This is a beautiful school that has lovely weather the majority of the time. Everyone here is very friendly so it is easy to make a lot of new friends. And all the professors that I have had so far are very good teachers that make sure that everyone is included in discussions and they are willing to help with any questions after class or during their office hours.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Again a not applicable should be a choice as I do not eat on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions if you need assistance.

    In three sentences

    Redlands made the application process simple. The enrollment process easy with the supportive staff. The classes are dynamic and educational.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    One of the safest campuses Ive attended.

    Greek Life

    Not involved

    Great for these types of students

    A relaxed individual, organized, small classes, no long lines, and enough parking

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone seems to always be in a good mood :-)

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for. Its totally worth it

    What to do for fun

    Workout and attend sporting events

    Food and Dining

    Delicious and convenient!

    Academic Rigor

    The work is challenging, but it prepares you for the real world

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose a program that fits your schedule. Also make friends and network.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very clean and eco-friendly. The staff and students are very nice and welcoming. I love the small classroom environment.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have always felt very safe on campus. The campus safety officers are always readily available when you call and I have never witnessed an instance where they couldn't help. There are emergency lights and buttons all around campus as well.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is extremely fun at Redlands, especially because the fraternities and sororities are local making them very small. Everybody is friends with everyone and they have a lot of fun! They host barbecues, block parties, music events, and community service events.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for unique individuals. The Johnston Center is home to creating your own major. Individuals who have many talents or interests can create their own classes, schedule, and major. This way, they can really do what they enjoy!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Och Tamale is our school's slogan and song. It is a very unusual song, creating sentences using strange words that don't really make sense! It is a lot of fun to learn and sing.

    Bang for the buck

    Redlands offers great financial aid, and I find that the reason why people chose Redlands was because of the great scholarships and loans they were offered.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do for fun at school and around town. It is only a 45 minute drive to the mountains for skiing, the desert, and hiking. It is an hour from Los Angeles and the beach, and two hours from San Diego. Redlands offers many outdoor trips as well as trips to Six Flags and Disneyland. There are lots of sports games, and parties held by Greek life on the weekends. It is always nice weather, so you can lay on the quad and read or hang with your friends by the pool!

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing at Redlands. The service is called Bon Apetit, and they believe in organic farming and healthy food. Redlands offers great healthy options, and are especially catering to vegetarians, vegans, and to people who are allergic to gluten. I feel very lucky to have such great food at Redlands because I know many schools don't give much option when it comes to dining.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. The dorms are very accommodating and there is often programs or things to do weekly in your dorms. Some of them hold dinners or community service trips. There is a green style living dorm, a wellness living dorm, a community service dorm, and a music dorm. This gives student the chance to pick a themed community to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, University of Redlands is a tough school depending on what classes you are taking. Some of the classes are pretty general, like math or English, but when you start taking more detailed classes like organic chemistry it gets a lot harder. Just like at any school; if you want to get good grades you have to put time and effort into your work.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a prospective student, I would suggest looking at the majors and classes before entering. This way you know what you're getting yourself into and have a heads up on all of the other incoming freshman.

    In three sentences

    University of Redlands is a great school and is working very hard to create a great reputation. They offer numerous majors, programs, and travel opportunities that many schools do not have. The campus is beautiful and when I am there I really do feel at home.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 53

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    They have a swimming pool, volleyball, basketball, tennis, and always little activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food was all right but be careful not to eat all of the junk.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are really fun but if you don't party then they can be a little loud.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall the school is just great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work hard and enjoy a nice campus.

    In three sentences

    The class sizes are great. The school environment is very friendly an clean. The whole staff is always willing to help you.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 53

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Redlands not only has many different clubs, but you can also enjoy time in the sun, pool fun, water fun, and sports fun.

    Food and Dining

    The commons under construction always takes in the opinions of the students. The students have a big impact on what is cooked.

    Dorm Life

    Every one in the dorms understand why we are at school. Live the college life, but be focused at the task at hand and thats reaching our goals to live happy in the real world.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Redlands understand the severity of how academics will help us succeed in doing what we love for a living. Having small classroom settings helps students to work together and help each other.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy the scenery, do not be afraid to shy out and be friendly with every one, no matter the color or uniqueness of your personality.

    In three sentences

    The University of Redlands is a great opportunity to diversify your views, the people you interact with and extra curricular activities. Studying abroad is one of many of the diverse opportunites that the UofR offers. Preparing a successfull life at Redlands will be life changing.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Public Safety (P-Safe) is always driving around and that makes it feel pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    Freshmen can not join until second semester of their freshman year. However, this is good because it does take up a lot of time. The greek life is great and has so many benefits like the fact that they are local so they do not cost a lot and they are kept relatively small.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is such an awesome variety of clubs to get involved in. However, they make it really easy to start up a new club if you don't find one that is right for you.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are an academic student Redlands is the right place for you. That is their main focus and it has some really tough classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have the och-tamale which is a chant that is just a bunch of jibberish.

    Bang for the buck

    Redlands is a really expensive school. If you get good grades they will help you out. However, apply for a bunch of scholarships because you will end up having to get loans and be in a hole as soon as you graduate.

    What to do for fun

    There are events through your dorm hall that are fun but their are also all school parties to go to. Redlands also has some great shopping down town and some really good restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    The food gets really old really fast! But they have a coffee shop that is so good!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is so much fun! They provide community activities to get you involved and to give you a chance to meet your neighbors and make new friends. They also have decent size rooms and an overall good sense of homeyness. Watch out for the buildings with no air conditioning it can get hot!

    Academic Rigor

    It is a challenging school where you will suffer if you fall behind! However, they do provide different ways where you can get help and maintain good grades. The main thing is to focus and complete all of your assignments and reading material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research scholarships options because it is expensive. Also, go and visit the school as much as possible to get a better feeling of what to expect and see if it is the right fit for you.

    In three sentences

    The University of Redlands is a beautiful school in Southern California. It has small class sizes, excellent professors, and the perfect amount of students in your class so it is not overwhelming. They provide things for every type of person and it is so easy to get involved with something you will love.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    P-Safe is great! Whenever you need help or have a problem, they will come and help! So no students should ever be scared to call them! It is overall a safe campus! I really like how they have an on-campus shuttle that will take you to your dorm from the library or whatever location you are in campus, especially at night so you don't have to walk!

    Clubs and Activities

    I love the fact that Redlands has a variety of different clubs, organizations and activities for students to get involved in! It is probably one of my favorite things about the university. It is one thing I would tell prospective students to do: GET INVOLVED! You get to meet new people, you learn new things and its great to be part of a group that makes a difference!

    Great for these types of students

    A student who has academics as a priority, but also for a student who like to get involved in school activities and clubs.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Redlands is a private institution, which makes it more expensive, but the financial aid office does a good job of providing aid for students who need it. I would recommend to find scholarships to help lower the amount students pay!

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Redlands puts on a market night on Thursdays which is popular for students. Citrus plaza is also popular, where there are different shops and restaurants and not that far from campus which is great! Many students take advantage of trips that OP (outdoor programs) hold, like going to the beach, or to the mountains and such and it is really affordable for students which is great! Students always find something fun to do, whether it is staying on campus to go to a party or an event, or going to the city!

    Food and Dining

    The food provided by Bon Appetite is pretty good. They have a variety of options for students which is great. Sometimes students do get tired of it, but they have different options for students, so that helps!

    Dorm Life

    I enjoyed dorm life because you get to meet people and it is great to be on campus and be able to go back and fourth to your dorm whenever you please! I also like that the CA's and CD's (community assistants and directors) have programs for students in the dorms! It is a great way to relieve some stress!

    Academic Rigor

    I love that the classes are small, really no more than about 30 students in a class. I think it gives you a more one-on-one experience and gives you the chance to get to know your professors which is very important. Every professor has office hours which is beyond helpful! You can go ask questions and they are more than happy to help which is great! Like any other college, yes course will be difficult, but it is the responsibility of the student to do their work. There are so many resources, like the tutoring and writing center which I took advantage of, that will help students!

    Tips for prospective students

    My number one tip: GET INVOLVED! There are so many things for students to get involved, that you are bound to find what interests you, and if you don't you can start your own club. It is a great way to meet people and to get involved. Another tip, go to events held by clubs and ASUR! They are fun and great way to take a break from studying. Another very important tip for prospective students...take advantage of the resources!!!!! This is probably one of the most important and one that students don't take advantage of. There are so many resources for students to use, such as CDI, the tutoring and writing center and the outdoors program! They are there for students and are amazing, so take advantage of them!

    In three sentences

    Redlands has a great atmosphere for students, everyone is always willing to help and very friendly. The university has endless ways for students to get involved with clubs, organizations and community service! The faculty in Redlands are amazing and so helpful!!!

  • 08/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Public Safety (or PSafe) patrols all the time and are always available on the phone or to even walk up to. However, make sure to lock your doors, cars, and bikes securely.

    Greek Life

    Pretty active frat and sorority rows. There are also some non-Greek siblinghoods as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are some great religious groups, as well as movie clubs, anime clubs, humor clubs, and activist clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for the laid back students, outdoorsy ones, music lovers and just about everybody.

    Bang for the buck

    Housing and food are too expensive, but with good scholarships, you forget how expensive it is.

    What to do for fun

    There is a nice downtown area. Every week there is a street market on Thursday nights. Movie theater. Bowling Alley. Decent bike trails. There is even a pretty large comic book store.

    Food and Dining

    They just demolished the inside of the commons to rebuild and restructure everything to do with the food set up. The food is really great the first month or so and then settles into extreme mediocrity, with the occasional interesting (though not always good) meal. There are choices between types of food (vegan, hispanic, asian, etc.). The restaurants nearby are not bad. I recommend El Burrito and Cuca's for Mexican food.

    Dorm Life

    Every once in a while you have a rude neighbor who insists on sharing their music tastes with everyone else through their walls, but for the most part the dorms are extremely welcoming and comfortable. Not all of them have air conditioners in the rooms, though.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the language classes can be repetitive. The amount of work depends on your major. Music majors are extremely busy throughout the year and get to relax during finals week, while it is the opposite for most of the other majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be thorough and complete in your applications and be sure to get involved in the many clubs, siblinghoods (Greek and non-Greek), and events.

    In three sentences

    The University of Redlands has a beautiful campus, a medium-sized tight-knit community of students and faculty, and is both great in Academics and Arts. All of the classes are within walking distance from any of the dorms. The food, however, is overrated.

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a shuttle available to take you around campus and call boxes everywhere if you run into difficulty. Public Safety officers are always willing to help and are very friendly and available. Redlands cares very much about the safety of its students and, for instance, has rules about sober companions at Greek parties.

    Greek Life

    Redlands has a large Greek system, all local fraternities and sororities. These people are great and each organization has something special to offer. There are also Greek-like organizations that focus on issues such as community service and social justice, as well as two for music students.

    Clubs and Activities

    Redlands has an astounding number of clubs and organizations. There are clubs for nearly every discipline of science, and sports such as Ultimate Frisbee and Quiddich. There are several musical ensembles that fall outside of the typical classical norm, as well as many performance opportunities for theatre, comedy, dance, and circus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want small classes, community service opportunities and a liberal arts education. Almost everyone at the school is of a liberal mindset, so if you are looking for a place where you can be accepted for expressing yourself in a non-conformational way, Redlands is the place.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Och Tamale chant, which is memorized by all freshmen and used as our fight song. The Chapel Run, in which someone streaks about two hundred meters from the Memorial Chapel to the administration building. People often shout from the admin building to the Chapel because it produces a loud echo; there is another echo chamber at Appleton Hall. The town of Redlands is notoriously haunted, and several places on campus have been known to be a home for previous students or professors.

    Bang for the buck

    This is an expensive private school, but most classes have less than thirty students and are taught by faculty, not teaching assistants. The college is generous in its scholarships and financial aid is readily available.

    What to do for fun

    There are numerous extra-curricular activities on campus. The town of Redlands itself does not have much to do (I think it does, since I come from an even smaller town), but we are nestled right between Los Angeles and Orange County, allowing a reasonable distance to most attractions in Southern California.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the food is good but the same dishes get old after a while. I've heard some complaints about the quality of certain foods, and sometimes the dining rooms could use more staff during peak meal times. In addition, during the weekends the quality of the commons and the variety of food available goes down significantly.

    Dorm Life

    In general, dorm life is great. There are some dorms that are less desirable simply because the people who live there (usually freshmen) are less respectful of others. The lack of air conditioning in some dorms is also a problem that should be fixed.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot is expected from students academically and many of the majors are intense in terms of time and amount of units required. The leniency on test grading and the actual difficulty of the class varies from teacher to teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    The school is not as academically challenging to get into as an Ivy League college, but the school is looking for students with open minds, positive attitudes and a desire to participate in community service, as well as firm discipline towards hard work and academic honesty.

    In three sentences

    Due to its small population, Redlands has smaller classes, and therefore the teacher knows every student by name and is able to help them individually with office hours and no-cost tutoring. The school is very liberal, accepting and inclusive, with plenty of opportunities for minorities to express themselves without fear of discrimination. There are many opportunities for living on campus and off campus, and the community director and assistants at the residence halls are friendly, helpful and kind.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 53

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There's not much to do out of campus but you will be busy enough on campus that you don't really need to get off campus much.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure a small school atmosphere is what you're looking for.

    In three sentences

    University of Redlands is very caring when it comes to their students. The students are not mere numbers from an ID card. Everyone is really helpful.

  • 10/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I work for Public Safety, and they keep the campus clean and safe for every student

    Greek Life

    Strong and friendly, well known

    Clubs and Activities

    Everything you can think of, or a way to create any club you would like.

    Great for these types of students

    Environmental, Communicative Disorders, Music, Education

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Och Tamale chant

    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive, but completely worth it

    What to do for fun

    Anything, beaches mountains are just an hour away

    Food and Dining

    Very good, brand new dining commons

    Dorm Life

    Unique, quiet, tight-knit communities

    Academic Rigor

    Very high focus on success

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready for a new environment where everything is at your fingertips. Stay focused.

    In three sentences

    The University of Redlands is a very beautiful campus full of friendly and intelligent students. The environment is welcoming, determined, and full of resources to better yourself. The experiences one will gain from this school is incomparable to any other Liberal Arts school.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very attentive and supportive for students. They run from late at night to early morning to help students be transported from one building to another or even their rooms when it's too late at night. They are very friendly and more than willing to give a ride if one desires.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life here is very popular, many like to join these greek associations because they are community-oriented, are encouraged within students themeselves to build leaderships skills for their community and create a family amonst their peers for support and the wellness of those around them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are great clubs and activities provided by the university. I've become involved in the Ballroom Dance Club this semester and am definitely interested in joining a couple more next semester such as Wadada Wa Rangi Wengi (WRW) which is an all women organization who are trying to inform others and themselves of course about common issues and concerns for women.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for every type of student. U of R has many clubs and organizations that is intended for the people who enjoy having fun at parties, those who like to read and enjoy some quiet time with friends instead and the others who simply do their own thing without any outside force and for those who are passionate for community serive. It's a great campus for all students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the beginning of the year, every Freshmen class gets together and chant the Och Tamale which was created to make fun of the chant for Occidental College. It's a random chant that has no meaning behind it other than to have fun together as a class and create a sense of unity in sporting games!

    Bang for the buck

    Although this school is beautiful, has amazing professors and academic programs, it is also very expensive. This year I did have to take out multiple loans because the tuition and board was over $50,000, which is a problem if one doesn't get financial aid, but this is why students must apply for grants and scholarships!

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs for everyone, from music to math to psychology, community service and even ballroom dance. There are many organizations that one can get involved in and if that isn't enough there are always parties going on during the weekend. Taking the shuttle is a great way for me to go outside off campus and shopping with friends as well.

    Food and Dining

    I'd say the food here definitely makes your tastebuds scream with joy! They have all kinds of foods, varying from sushi, salad, Italian, Mexican, and even vegan food. Everyday, there is a special and the chefs try and change the food once in a while for the students.

    Dorm Life

    Each hall is different, so it depends which residence hall you live in that will make it amazing or not so great. Living on campus however is a must, at least the first year to make better friends and be able to hang out with one another anytime, anyday.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your classes, some may be a bit more easy because they don't require as much reading, while others will be rigorous and intense like a language or history class for instance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself, enjoy life here at the University of Redlands, meet as many people as you can because all of them are such great leaders and friends to help you out in colllege.

    In three sentences

    The professors and students are amazing! They are very friendly, open to questions you may have about classes, majors, internships and how to be successful in school and balance life. They are great mentors who are willing to lend a hand anytime, one simply needs to go out there and ask.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 53

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    PSAFE is overall great. Though, they are currently understaffed, resulting in multiple thefts (bicycles, skateboards, etc.). They arrive promptly if they are called, though on weekends, the wait may be longer.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in Greek Life, though from what it seems, fraternities and sororities are all great. They do not haze, and are more focused on academics or sports than most I have seen.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are dozens upon dozens of clubs and organizations at the university, ranging from PRIDE to Outdoor Programs to Biology Club, there's something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is driven, willing to be challenged, and open to new experiences. In terms of personalities, as long as you're not stuck in high school (i.e. cliques, judgment of others, etc.), you'll fit right in!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Administration building and Chapel are parallel to each other (and across campus from one another). If you yell loudly enough from the Administration building towards the Chapel, it echoes back to you! Hall of Letters is also suspected to be haunted, as it is a very old building.

    Bang for the buck

    University of Redlands may be en expensive school, but it offers an incredible amount of financial aid. In addition, courses are rigorous, there are tons of opportunities, and overall, it sometimes even feels like we should be paying more for everything the university offers us.

    What to do for fun

    The city of Redlands is nothing like Los Angeles. As a matter of fact, you need to travel about an hour to get to LA. However, if you are a fan of hiking, there are tons of places to go, such as Joshua Tree, Big Bear, and Idyllwild. The town is very close by, which has shopping stores, restaurants, etc. If you are proactive and look for things to do, you will find them. On campus, there are always events such as movie screenings, get togethers, etc. Students can often be found playing frisbee or soccer on the Quad, watching movies in their dorm lounges, or just hanging out in the Plaza.

    Food and Dining

    The Commons, Plaza, and Café are all what you make of them. Students complain all the time about them being repetitive and boring, but in reality, there are always tons of options. You simply need to be willing to try new things. The food is high quality and fresh. Bon Appetite does an excellent jobs of listening to students and making changes accordingly. Therefore, if you voice your opinions instead of complaining, they will make changes.

    Dorm Life

    For the most part, dorms are amazing. They're all fairly small, creating a home-like environment with a close-knit group of people.

    Academic Rigor

    While University of Redlands is not an Ivy League school, a majority of professors hold degrees from highly regarded universities. Therefore, they will teach their classes as such. Classes are not easy. As a matter of fact, you will find yourself in the library multiple times a week. But as long as you are focused and driven, you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't think that just because it's a small school, you won't get lost in the crowd. It's okay to not know what you're doing. Just don't slack off. Pay attention to all the organizations and activities going on around you. They, along with your advisor(s), will help you figure out what you want to do.

    In three sentences

    University of Redlands is a place where, if you set your mind to it, you can accomplish your goals. The people are beyond friendly, creating an environment one can only describe as comfortable. It is a hidden gem of Southern California, but creates well-rounded and dedicated graduates.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 53

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    Campus Safety

    Public Safety (P-safe) is all over campus and always leave students feeling safe and secure.

    Greek Life

    The fraternities and sororities host all school parties and seem very open, although also don't dominate campus life, which is a nice balance.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for nearly everything on campus, and for most clubs you can choose how involved you want to be since they're quite flexible. It's great!

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Hall of Letters is most certainly haunted, and during orientation week, a game of spooky sardines takes place within, which is terrifying and fun!

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are rigorous and all the facilities are top notch and well taken care of.

    What to do for fun

    Outdoor Programs (OP) hosts activities every week and are an absolute blast to go on! Joining a club or sport is also a great way to get involved and have fun!

    Food and Dining

    The commons are good...the lines could just be a lot shorter, it's hard to have time to get your meals in a timely manner if you're in a rush. The plaza is a great option when the commons aren't open!

    Dorm Life

    Life in the residence halls is a blast, especially in the freshman only halls. Room mate matching seems to work very well, and the fun loving communities in each hall are a blast! GO EAST!

    Academic Rigor

    University of Redlands is rigorous and challenges students, but also provides plenty of avenues to seek help and succeed! Be prepared to spend an obscene amount of time in the library.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard, but also have plenty of time to explore the world around you and open yourself up for a plethora of life experiences! Know that you'll have to successfully manage your time, since it will seem as if you have full days open, but you still need to get things done.

    In three sentences

    University of Redlands is a lovely school filled with happy students who are excited to learn. With a beautiful campus that is situated at the perfect focal point for outdoor activities, Redlands has it all. The food is good, the classes are great, and the friends are even better!

  • 01/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our campus safety (P-safe) is comprised of retired police officers, police sheriffs, and some retired military special ops. They are all super nice, and truly care about the students' well-being.

    Greek Life

    I don't plan on rushing, but some of my friends are. There are still those people that personify the stereotypical Greek student, but there are also some really cool, genuine people in a few of the Greek fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs are great, and do create change on and off campus. I'm a part of SEA (Students for Environmental Action), Roots and Shoots, Pride, LUST (Learning and Understanding Sexuality Together) and Outdoor Programs. I also plan to do Intramural soccer.

    Great for these types of students

    People who are individuals. If you like to play sports, draw, dance, play music, camp, be a leader, be inspired, then this college is definitely for you. If you dare to be different, this college is for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our school chant is called the Och Tamale and it's pretty great. Students and faculty created it in the 20's in response to our rival's, Occidental college's, fancy Latin chant.

    Bang for the buck

    This is totally dependent on if you've chosen a major yet, or if the major you're doing can pay back for college.

    What to do for fun

    There are parties, clubs, talks, and many other activities one can do on-campus. I like going to different dorms and just chatting with people. Outdoor Programs trips are also a blast!

    Food and Dining

    I have gotten sick from the food, so I try and be aware of what I eat from now on.

    Dorm Life

    In most of the dorms, people are friendly, and everyone wants to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is up to what level classes you choose to take. Freshman year hasn't been too challenging so far.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn as much as you can about the university, so that you can be prepared, and know what to expect. get involved and don't be afraid to put yourself out there.

    In three sentences

    The programs here are great, and if you're not a Johnston student, there are majors here for everyone. If you want to be a Johnston student, the options for an emphasis are limitless. The people are friendly, the students involved, and the food is local.

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public Safety is amazing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You get fined for many things at the end of the year even if its not your fault. Example, your dorm hall had trash and no one picked it up.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is very high even though you can get the same education in other campuses.

    What to do for fun

    There is always activities going on, even on the weekend. The beach, adventure parks, and mountains are very close to the campus. If you don't have a car, there is campus and off campus shuttles.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of variation. You don't really ever get tired of the menus. There is always something different and everything is fresh.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is very nice, but most of the dorms are old and don't have ac. In the summer and even in few of the other seasons, it is very hot in Southern California.

    Academic Rigor

    You can get the same education any where else. The only plus is that your teachers get to know you by name and that your classes will be small.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for many scholarships and make sure you can afford the tuition. Don't listen to the people that tell you that you can pay it off later, it is very hard to do so.

    In three sentences

    The University of Redlands is a great school in the sense that it has a lot of help provided to the students. There is free tutoring and one one one help from the teachers. The only problem is that the tuition is not very affordable.

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus in which I attend, is located near a California Highway Patrol facility and it is well lit for students attending at night.

    Greek Life

    Not familiar with the Greek Life on campus but I am sure that it is or can be an experience of a life time as it is an incredible experience being able to be apart of a school that expects successful results.

    Clubs and Activities

    From what I have seen on the website, a variety of sports are offered as well as programs to improve the communities are available for students.

    Great for these types of students

    Univeristy of Redlands is great for the working class. Anyone who is full time employed will have opportunities to pursue his or her degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not certain or have heard of unusual traditions of the university.

    Bang for the buck

    University of Redlands offers discounts to relieve some of the financial burden that students may be faced with. The counselors are well informed and qualified with reviewing transcripts or taking in consideration of place of employment as a possible opportunity to grant discounts.

    What to do for fun

    Currently a full time employed student and do not have the opportunity to participate in the activities offered within the school.

    Food and Dining

    University of Redlands is very generous with offering students free coffee, tea and hot chocolate. The campus that I attend does not have a cafeteria but is surrounded by ample amount of restaurants and fast food chains.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live off campus, therefore, do not feel comfortable with rating the dorm life at the university.

    Academic Rigor

    I rate the academic rigor, a five star, due to the expectations or demand of critical thinking that is required of the students. The presentation of the materials is delivered in such a comprehensible manner and comparison to real world situations.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to have your goals and a time frame in which you intend to achieve your objectives.

    In three sentences

    University of Redlands provides a small one-on-one environment for students to seek a higher education. The university offers various programs to accommodate our diverse population such as for those individuals who are trying to obtain a degree withing a certain time frame. The staff are friendly and professors at the campuses are very knowledgible in the subjects that they are teaching.

  • 03/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Just apply.

    In three sentences

    This is a great University to attend. Small student population with smaller class size. The student population in general is very friendly.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Don't let the price tag drive you away, they give out A LOT of financial aid.

    In three sentences

    U of Redlands has a gorgeous campus and awesome students from what I have seen. It's a solid school. I enjoyed my campus visit and it remains a top choice of mine.

  • 04/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus atmosphere is very family orient. Surround by residential home and community.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are ready to meet their academic goals.

    Bang for the buck

    University of Redlands will always help you and guide to complete you academic goal with them.

    Food and Dining

    Great cafeteria food.

    Academic Rigor

    Best overall rate on completion

    Tips for prospective students

    Flexible school hours year around. Teacher give a lot of motivation to their students. Course will go fast.

    In three sentences

    Best school and great teacher who guide you well. Best learning experience for the workforce. Knowledgeable teachers will many years of experience to give to their students.

  • 04/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The social life on campus is explosive. There is parties every weekend. If you aren't the partying type we have plenty of weekends activities that include anything from camping to going to magic mountain. There are plenty of activities to fill your social calendar.

    Food and Dining

    You will most likely here complaints from most of the students here. I myself sometimes complain about the food but I'd say 70% of the time the food is great. We can recently updated our dinning hall Irvine Commons to include options, such as sushi and gluten free. The plaza cafe was also remodeled to include a small market that sells food that you can make in the dorms or food togo. Overall the food is good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is ok. There are multiple dorms that do not have air conditioning yet, which can be difficult with the Redlands heat. Other than that the staff is great and you are well informed of everything going on in the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at Redlands are great professor make themselves ready for any help you might need. There is also the student success program that offers peer tutor for the semester or a one time thing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with an open mind. Be ready for plenty of adventures. Don't worry if you don't know what you want to do there are plenty of courses to help you decide.

    In three sentences

    Redlands is a wonderful school. They have plenty of open courses and the campus is beautiful. The social life here will keep you busy as well as the academic life.

  • 04/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public safety is always there. There is always one or two cars going around campus making sure everything is okay and they are getting better at responding to calls the office gets.

    Greek Life

    Greek life can be stressful and very time consuming, but all of my greek friends love it and know they made the right decision. The social fraternities and sororities are all local, none of them are national, but we have quite a few business or community service national fraternities that are open to men and women.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you can think of a club, Redlands probably has it. Students can make their own clubs through school as long as it meets requirements and is approved.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone. Redlands is very diverse and anyone would fit right in. Students who need interaction with professors should definitely consider Redlands because the professors definitely get to know you in these small classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a couple of echo spots on campus and the view from the top of the stairs of our administration building is beautiful! Campus is small, but there are always cool little places to discover on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I think the quality of the school is well deserved of the quantity that we have to pay, but I think the food could definitely be better.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs, organizations, or sports to join for fun! The pool is also open for anyone to go for a swim or tan. People also like to lay out on our quad or play sports on the quad. We also have intramural sports.

    Food and Dining

    The food can be a little repetitive and bland sometimes, but every once in a while, the cafeteria can surprise you. However, there are 5 different options for food: the cafeteria, the plaza, the plaza market, University Club (restaurant on campus), and the caf�©.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fun and a good place to make friends, but can also be good when you just want privacy and quiet.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes may be small, but they are still hard and require lots of work. Attendance is also important in most classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Most professors care about attendance, but you should definitely get involved as much as you can.

    In three sentences

    The University of Redlands has a very diverse community with plenty of clubs and organizations to join. Many of our programs are praised and many of our students leave school with a job waiting for them after they graduate. It's a great community to be a part of!

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Great food

    Dorm Life

    The school is not that big so I don't think there are many dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Seems like Academics is very important to the students and teachers are there to help.

    In three sentences

    This school sounds really amazing. It is a small campus which I love and their mascot is a bulldog, so cute.

  • 05/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs on campus. Basically any activity you can think from student leadership to fraternities and sororities to religious organizations to Quidditch all have a place at the UofR and if you can't find something that interests you, it's really simple and easy to start your own club. There's also lots of sports teams on campus and games to attend as well as outdoor activities like hikes and kayaking adventures organized by the outdoor education group on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes, socialites, and student leaders will definitely fit in here. We're a friendly campus with lots of extracurricular activities available to those who are interested in partaking.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a rock in front of Fairmont (one of the dorms on campus) that every once in a while one the student organizations or another dorm will attack and try to paint. The Fairmont students always have a response team ready to defend their property. It's great fun to participate in and super entertaining to watch.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Redlands has lots of interesting and knowledgeable professors who are friendly and understanding. The students are welcoming and the campus is absolutely gorgeous in any kind of weather. Campus safety officers are efficient, the computer lab is easily accessible, and there are constantly events and on-campus parties to attend. However, the food can be a bit lacking and the parking is terrible. By the end of the year, I've taken to eating off-campus almost every night and praying that when I get back I'll have a place to park my car. Also, there is no off-campus nightlife.

    What to do for fun

    I'm involved in a few clubs on campus and I go to a lot of their events. The more involved on campus you are, the more fun you have.

    Food and Dining

    It definitely isn't horrible, and at first glance, it probably even seems pretty tasty, but after a few months the food in the Commons really starts to get old. A little more variety would definitely help this menu.

    Dorm Life

    Each dorm on campus has a different personality. However, all the CA's on campus do a wonderful job of planning community events for their dorms and trying to include everyone in the dorm community.

    Academic Rigor

    It isn't too hard, but you really do have to stay on top of your work. If you're the kind of person who likes to be involved in a lot of extracurricular activities, you just have to remember that homework is important too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be nervous about making friends. Everyone here is really accepting and even the most introverted person can find like-minded people. Also, don't forget to go to class. Smaller universities do take role, and most likely your grade will be penalized for missing a class.

    In three sentences

    UofR has a beautiful campus filled with many friendly and interesting faces. The professors are helpful and understanding, and the students are outgoing. Redlands has a lot to offer.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our public safety works 24 hours 7 days a week to ensure that every student,staff or guest is completely safe. Every student is provided the numbers of the on duty officers. In addition there are safety spot on campus where at the touch of a button you can signal one of our officers to come and assist you.

    Greek Life

    We have 12 local organizations, 6 Sororities and 6 Fraternities. All specialize in their own philanthropy and pillars. Greek life is growing to over 20% of our campus and are very active in our student government as well as other facets of campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200 clubs and organizations on our campus and if you don't find one that fits you, make your own and our Club Advisory Board will help you start one up and give you money to get it going.

    Great for these types of students

    Redlands specializes in our school of music, business and education but there are ton of other majors available. Our Johnston program even gives you the opportunity to make your own. Redlands is great for students who want a real sense of community as well as getting involved!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our Och Tamale! It is a fun little chant that we all love to say during games and events to show our school spirit. It may be a little quirky but I guarantee it will be stuck in your head forever :)

    Bang for the buck

    Redlands was the best decision I ever made! I have met the best of friends and faculty. I truly feel at home here and could not picture myself anywhere else

    What to do for fun

    Everything! our ASUR Student Government provides students with events every week and multiple events each week. There are great sports games to attend and in every dorm the Community Assistants plan events right outside your door so there is always something fun to do on campus. Our Downtown Redlands area is great too if you want to get more involved in the Redlands community an they give discounts all over the place for U of R students

    Food and Dining

    Our food is prepared by our own catering company. The students are even given the opportunity to be employed by them if they want and in addition the entire campus gets to help decide the menus by giving their opinions and collaborating with our chefs.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! It is a real community and and everyone becomes like a family. There is always something to do in the dorms and the Community assistants and directors are trained for any situation but also know how to be the mentor or friend that their residents need. Dorm life even gives upperclassmen the opportunity to live in their own apartments and learn the freedom of being on their own while still being privileged with community assistant who are their whenever they need them.

    Academic Rigor

    Redlands truly inspires students to achieve academically. Each student is given an academic adviser who works closely with them to make sure that they are on the right track. In addition, the first semester of your freshmen year students are assigned a student adviser to help them get acclimated as well but make them feel a little more personal.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a place to call home Redlands is the place for you. It is so easy to get involved...so do it! It truly makes for an incredible experience. Make sure you choose the major that is right for you, not for what others think you should do. Redlands even gives you the opportunity to create your own major so I would highly encourage to look at our Johnston program!

    In three sentences

    The University of Redlands is a diverse campus that enables you to find your true passion. Whether it be educational or extra curricular such as clubs or other organizations there is always something for you to be apart of. Redlands excels in not only truly caring for the students here but making sure that the students grow academically and emotionally.

  • 07/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    University of Redlands is a very safe campus, with many friendly people, in a pretty nice, and old neighborhood.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life at University of Redlands is rather unique, because they have their own Greek society, so if you ever met an alum from your society of fraternity, you know they went to University of Redlands.

    Clubs and Activities

    University of Redlands offers many fun activities for all students, and there are many clubs that are very popular, and some clubs that are not so popular, but there is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Music majors, Education Majors, English Majors, Chemistry Majors, and anyone looking for a fun liberal arts education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know yet, but there is always a cool cultural event on Admitted Students Day!

    Bang for the buck

    University of Redlands offers amazing financial aid offers, and has many scholarship opportunities for all of its students.

    What to do for fun

    Fun things to do include Freshman Orientation Week (laser tag, glow in the dark hide and seek, etc!), culture events, walking through downtown Redlands and eating nitrogen frozen Ice Cream (how cool is that?!) and many, many more things.

    Food and Dining

    The food at University of Redlands is very good, as it is catered by Bon Appetite, and the meal plans are very accessible.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are really nice and very accessible, but I will be living off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I have heard from alumi that the academic rigor at Redlands is rigorous, but the professors always have their doors open for students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to research University of Redlands completely and research all of their programs before you turn them down.

    In three sentences

    The faculty at University of Redlands reaches out to have a personal connection with the students so that they can better help students get acclimated to the campus. Also, University of Redlands has a big, beautiful campus with a small student body, so the campus is never crowded, and the class sizes stay small. Finally, University of Redlands offers many exciting programs with scholarships, such as a five day trip to Zion National Park, or a Physics class uses Disneyland as its textbook.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I think the U of R is fairly safe, but we are close to the rough art of Redlands. There have been countless accounts of stolen bikes, bicycle wheels and a dorm hall or two has been attempted to be broken into.

    Great for these types of students

    Music Students will thrive in our music department. People interested in Communicative Disorders will should check out our major in the subject.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Chapel runs are interesting, you strip naked and run from the chapel all the way across the quad and back.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition keeps going up and its ridiculously expensive to stay on campus. If you i've close enough to the U of R to commute to school, i'd recommend you save yourself the $11,000.

    What to do for fun

    I mostly go to events on campus like fairs, concerts by U of R students. One memorable event was when Wanda Sparks had a comedy show on campus. Can you sat HILARIOUS? We also have Spring Fest yearly, which is pretty damn cool.

    Food and Dining

    I am in LOVE with the sushi and the sandwich stations in the cafeteria. I also recommend you give the 500 and under aka the healthy food station a try, the food there is very delicious.

    Dorm Life

    I chose my friend from HS as roommate for my freshman year, and one I got to know my suite mates they turned out to be great friends. I lived in Anderson last year and it was a good experience, the dorm hall is just old and outdated.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm mostly taking science classes, so it is definitively a struggle to try to keep up my gpa. But i've noticed that my friends who are Comm Dis or Music majors seem to be having an easier time with their workload.

    Tips for prospective students

    You don't have to be a super genius to get into the U of R, my gpa when I graduated HS was 3.8, my ACT score was 21 and my SAT score was 1500. I would suggest going to Prospective Students Day or a tour so you can get a feel for campus.

    In three sentences

    It is a good school especially if you are interested in the music field. They have a few science classes that will allow you to get a degree in either bio or chemistry. There isn't much racial diversity on campus though, it is predominantly white.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety has emergency centers all around campus with help buttons on them that will call the safety officers to your location. Plus, if you stay really late and need someone to walk you back to the dorm because you do not feel safe, give them a call on their own phone line and they will help you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone, you just have to find it. Make sure to visit the Activities Fair at the beginning of the year.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Behind the Admissions building there is a small sitting area. It is full of plants and tables and chairs. It is a very relaxing place, and since not a lot of people go behind the building, it is very quiet and usually deserted.

    What to do for fun

    The university is just a short drive away from the downtown. On Thursdays there is a Market Night from 6-9 and it is a fun atmosphere. On campus there are parties and dances put on by the fraternities and sororities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and they have recently added a small cafe in the cafeteria that is open all the time. The food is cheaper and personally, I like to eat there more than I like to eat in the actual cafeteria. The coffee and tea are cheaper there and they have hot food that is weighed, so it ends up being very cheap.

    Dorm Life

    The dormitories are average and are of decent size.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the class that is taken, the classes can be hard. Just make sure to study and pay attention in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not give up on your studies. You have made it this far and have worked hard to get into college. Hanging out in the library is encouraged and there is even a cafe in there.

    In three sentences

    The University of Redlands is an amazing school and has something, whether it be a club or a sport, for everyone. The professors are always willing to help you personally by having office hours or helping you during class. It is also in a perfect spot in California, because it is a couple of minutes drive from downtown Redlands and it as a picturesque campus, complete with the Redlands R on the mountain in the background

  • 08/16/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    I plan to pledge. It's nifty these organizations exist only at this campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a lot of involvement opportunities available.

    What to do for fun

    Bring your college ID; there are always discounts!

    Food and Dining

    Great options, very fresh

    Dorm Life

    I personally don't live on campus so I can't attest.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm a great student, so it never seems like much work.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's not Type-A personality friendly

    In three sentences

    Gorgeous campus, engaging

  • 08/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Working adults.

    Food and Dining

    Gourmet and locally grown.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare to work hard and learn a lot!

    In three sentences

    University of Redlands is awesome. It is a small campus with very interactive professors. The coursework is challenging, but rewarding.

  • 12/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    nothing ever goes on.

    Greek Life

    Campus unique greek life.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all kinds of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Och Tamale! Rock attack!

    Bang for the buck

    Quality education. Professors who care.

    What to do for fun

    Nothing!

    Food and Dining

    Food isn't bad, it gets too repetitive and is super expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are acceptable, would not be tolerable without friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Music Dept. is no joke.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go on an FYJ.

    In three sentences

    Redlands is Deadlands. Everyone is really nice and chill, except for those few students. WAY TO EXPENSIVE.

  • 01/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The university spends a lot of resources ensuring the campus safety. I gave it a 4 out of 5 simply because it is an open campus with major roads going through it.

    Greek Life

    The University of Redlands have a local greek system. This means that the social greek houses are local to the university and not part of a national organization. These houses still perform community service, excel in their classes and party on the weekends. There are several national academic greek organizations on campus, including Alpha Phi Omega which is a national community service co-ed fraternity.

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything you can think of, seriously. Students can start their own clubs on campus and get funding from the university to run them. So if there isn't already a club for you, gather some friends and create one.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to try a little bit of everything and get a great education with smaller classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a rock in front of Fairmont Hall. It is tradition for other dorms to stage elaborate paint attacks on the rock and Fairmont Hall residents defend the rock with water balloons and hoses.

    What to do for fun

    Redlands is ideally located in Southern California. Snowboarding, the beaches and Joshua Tree National Park are all an hour away. The university sponsors a lot of outings to museums, beaches, and to go hiking, camping, kayaking, rock climbing and a ton of other things. There are parties to attend, fraternities and sororities to join, and a quaint downtown area for those students who would like some peace and quiet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard. Get involved in clubs. Take advantage of internship opportunities.

    In three sentences

    One of the most expensive but best small liberal arts schools on the west coast. I have completed my undergrad, masters at Redlands and now I am working on my credential. The professors are highly educated and encourage debates.

  • 04/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security patrols the campus 24/7 and can be reached by phone call or by emergency pole (located all around campus) it's a little red button to push in case of emergency. Security has a 45 second response time. You're safe here kids

    Greek Life

    About nine plus different Greeks, each with their own house on or just adjacent from campus. Theres no hazing so don't worry about that. Each Greek is very involved in school and the community but they all know how to have fun. there is one specifically dedicated to POC and one dedicated to community service

    Clubs and Activities

    During fall rush you'll get a list full of several dozen different clubs on campus. we also have great sports teams, dance teams, cheer, drama club, etc. there's a little something for everyone here

    Great for these types of students

    Enjoy the college experience but don't be stupid. College is too expensive to fail and this place is too special to not take amble advantage of

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For those of you who like to hike one of our favorite traditions is every year the incoming freshman (and whoever else wants to go) hike up to our R on the mountain just north of us and clean/maintain it. There are also little traditions for each dorm/Greek that I can't disclose on here, you'll have to come to Redlands to find out :)

    Bang for the buck

    Private schooling is expensive and this place is worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    There are several different campus clubs and activities for on campus fun. We also have nice gyms, swimming pools etc. The Greek houses are always putting on some type of party, kickback, movie night, karaoke, game night, etc. Also, we're downtown so there's malls, movie theaters and beaches less than an hour away.

    Food and Dining

    I can rant and rave about our dining halls all day. There several different individual bars with multi-cultural food options. There are also different food types for our varied pallet eaters ranging from vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, etc. Also the cafe got a makeover thanks to our generous donors so it's all brand new and clean.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorm but I dated a guy who did (He lived in Johnston) . The dorms are spacious and really clean (the personal rooms are another story, some boys just don't clean) and the doors are either locked or have someone watching the door during day hours so you don't have to worry about randoms all in your place.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging, it's college they're going to be challenging but I have never met a more dedicated set of staff in my entire life. The best thing about this school is that it's private and you can actually get to know your professors and they are more than willing to help all you have to do is ask.

    Tips for prospective students

    If there's anything I can pass of to prospective students (being that I was one last year) is be yourself. In your application you're going to have to write an essay, JUST BREATHE! We get it, you're smart. This school is full of intelligent people. Write about what separates you from the rest. I didn't have the cleanest record or the most excellent GPA but my extracurricular activities and unique vigor separates you from the rest. Also, this is going to be your home for four years, I hope you love it.

    In three sentences

    The second I stepped of campus I knew in my soul this was the school for me. The academic rigor, the scenery, the students, it's all worth it. Add in dedicated staff, night life and campus activities you have yourself the perfect school.

  • 05/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    No matter what your interests are outside the classroomâ??from hiking to honors, music to martial arts, service to snowboardingâ??at Redlands, youâ??ll never be bored. 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, youâ??ll discover that, at Redlands, there really is something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fresh from local farms and produce, and our dining halls are all run by one dining service called Bon Apetit. They cook food from scratch using fresh seasonal ingredients and serve a wide variety of menu items at each meal, where literally each day they keep things fresh and interesting with their different meals and food that they offer.

    Dorm Life

    Redlands has a variety of residence halls, and our dorm life varies across the campus. Select dorms are designed with extra quiet hours for the studying type, another dorm has a whole music floor, for new music majors so they can live in a community with each other, another dorm is placed across the street from the gym, so many athletes are housed together. Some dorms are co-ed, and all of the dorms have a great awareness of diversity and strive to create a community. Redlands students place a high priority on creating a genuine sense of community in the residence halls.

    Academic Rigor

    The faculty, professors, and staff are all here to help make this college experience tailored to YOU. The variety of disciplines, majors and areas of study here allow you to learn what you want to learn. The best part is that the classes are never bigger than 30-40 students, so you get individual attention and feedback to help you learn. The faculty takes suggestions and feedback from the students seriously, so they are also learning about how to help make classes better for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go have your own individual college experiences! There are SO many ways to get involved, and such a diversity in clubs, activities, Greek life, sports, arts, etc. to keep you busy here. Though it may seem overwhelming at first, get your feet wet in a few different organizations or clubs, and check out the beautiful campus. There's nothing here to stop you from having your own individual college experience, so get the most out of it and take advantage of the incredible opportunities here.

    In three sentences

    You'll thrive in a place that welcomes your individuality, offers challenge, fosters creativity and provides support for your individual needs and efforts. The campus is absolutely beautiful, with tons of open space but yet in a small space that takes less than ten minutes to go from one side to the other. The faculty and atmosphere here at Redlands really values that education is highly personalized, relevant and interdisciplinary, so that it prepares you for lifelong learning and rewarding work in your future.