Woodbury University

Burbank, CA, USA
3.72 Average Rating

Founded in 1884, Woodbury University is a 4-year institution located in Los Angeles, CA. Offering 26 fully-accredited professional and liberal arts undergraduate and graduate majors, classes average 15 students and the institution maintains a student-to-faculty ratio of 9:1. All academic curricula include internships to develop career skills, emphasizing WU’s mission to provide a personal, communal, and practice-based educational experience. With campuses in LA and San Diego, Woodbury University is located within thriving entertainment and creative hot spots. Students don’t have to leave campus to find activities that spark their interests, though—WU has an active student government organization and frequent on-campus activities, including yoga, salsa dancing, and improv comedy classes. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
62%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
82%
Out-Of-State Students
15%
26%
Submitting ACT
55%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1076
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,160
Total Number of Undergrads
1,024
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
80%
20-39 Students
19%
0
100
20%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
46%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$28,973
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$39,790
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$39,790
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,550
Books and Supplies
$1917

Aid & Grants

0
100
69%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
42%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,271
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
42%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,877
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$13,759

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
81%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,312
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$27,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$330
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
50%
50%
Student Organizations
21
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
21%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Los Angeles
Orange
San Diego
San Francisco
Burlington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
67%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$52,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.72 Average Rating
Dear prospective student, If you plan to attend Woodbury University I would suggest that you come prepared to learn, attentive to what your professors and peers are trying to teach you, as well as being prepared to be committed to your work. When students come to college with an open mind ready to learn from their mistakes and ready to be aware of what is being taught it is much easier for a student to be committed to their work. Pain and frustration will be your number one teacher's here, nevertheless if you preserver, at the end of your four years attending Woodbury, you will be able to see the results.
Maiquel from Lancaster, CA
i could not be happier coming here; i have never learned more in such a short period of time. the people who come here are amazing, the teachers are even better, and the work i'm producing is so different than my stuff i was working on a year ago. everything here has been a blessing and there's so many resources available.
Haley from Burbank, CA