Redlands recognized by 2011 The Princeton Review

University of Redlands Named “Best in the West” by The Princeton Review

The University of Redlands is again one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review, which features the school in the 2011 edition of its recently published annual college guide, "The Best 373 Colleges."

Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide.

Redlands is also one of 120 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the West" section of its website feature, "2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region," posted on

The Princeton Review’s guide includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, based on The Princeton Review's surveys of students attending the 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.

The 120 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its "Best in the West" list are located in fifteen states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The University of Redlands is among 41 colleges in California on the list.

In the annual U.S. News and World Report, the University of Redlands is again one of the top 10 Western Regional Universities— and the only Southern California university in that category considered both an A+ school and a great value.

The Washington Monthly College Rankings lists the University of Redlands among the top 30 Master’s Universities, ranking it No. 18. And in another nod, the University of Redlands is one of “America’s Best Colleges,” according to Forbes’ third annual rankings of undergraduate institutions.

University of Redlands profile in The Princeton Review.

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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