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2009 U.S. News and World Report Rankings

According to the new U.S. News and World Report annual college guide, Redlands is the only university in Southern California ranked both an A+ school and a best value.

And again, Redlands is among the top 10 best master’s universities in the West. The university has repeatedly been included in the top 10 rankings since 1995.

For University of Redlands graduates, their starting and mid-career salaries rank among the top 30 of all liberal arts colleges nationwide, according to the 2009 College Salary Report on PayScale.com.

“In a down economy, a Redlands degree is not only a better value but continues to pay dividends for decades down the road,” says Phil Doolittle, University of Redlands Executive Vice President.

The school is in the top 10 list of Western master’s universities that offer a great value—a category that considers the higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal. Sixty-three percent of Redlands students received need-based grants in 2008, which reduced the average cost of attending by 44 percent.

“Redlands recognitions show the university’s commitment to personalized education and student achievement,” said David Fite, the university’s Vice President for Academic Affairs.

“We strive to provide a transformative experience for our students—an opportunity for them to explore and reach their potential,” said Fite.

“We measure ourselves by what our students take with them when they graduate, not what they bring when they enroll as freshmen.”

The University has five Centers of Distinction.
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Redlands is committed to offering innovative learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.

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