Princeton Review

University of Redlands Among Princeton Review’s “Best 377 Colleges”

The University ranks in “Great Financial Aid” and “Class Discussions Encouraged” lists

REDLANDS, CA (August 21, 2012) – TheĀ University of Redlands is among the “Best 377 Colleges” in the nation in theĀ Princeton Review's list of top schools and in specific categories of the guide, the University of Redlands is ranked #9 on the list of institutions where class discussion is encouraged and # 19 for great financial aid, a list based on students' assessments of how satisfied they are with their financial aid package.

The university is also in the top 121 of institutions in the West in the Princeton Review’s "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region" posted at

The 121 colleges chosen for the Princeton Review’s "Best in the West" list are located in 15 states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Collectively, the 633 colleges named as regional bests constitute about 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

“Other rankings depend on key performance or success factors that are weighed through an independent process, and those are important, but The Princeton Review ranking is especially meaningful because the determinations are made by our customers – the students themselves,” said Karen Bergh, director of public relations and spokesperson for the University of Redlands

Students said about the university: “The University of Redlands is a liberal arts college in Southern California that offers great financial aid and emphasizes a balanced, broad education.” Another student noted, “Class discussions are often spicy and provoking. Professors are friendly, always prepared, and willing to help you with anything.”

The Princeton Review asks students attending the schools to rate their own schools on several issues—from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food—and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and their campus life. Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review site. The profiles also have a "Survey Says" list that reveals topics about which students surveyed at the school were in highest agreement.

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Patty Zurita

There are more than 1,700 trees on the University of Redlands campus.

In April 2010, it was designated a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Redlands is among just three other colleges or universities in California to receive this designation.

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