Accreditation & Accolades

We are Redlands:

Fulbright Awards

The University of Redlands has nurtured 24 Fulbright students since 2008. The "Chronicle of Higher Education" and the Fulbright Commission have twice lauded Redlands for producing significant numbers of undergraduate scholars.

The J.W. Fulbright awards are the highest and most distinguished awards granted by the Congress of the United States, through the U.S. Department of State, to a graduating University senior in a competitive merit based competition. Named after J. William Fulbright, the longest serving chairperson of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, these awards designate the selected applicants as "student ambassadors" for the United States. Students awarded Fulbrights are provided the financial and administrative support to either teach or conduct research in one of over 100 nations, for a year, abroad.

Redlands Facts

  • Named "One of Higher Ed's Best Kept Secrets" in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019 edition and recognized for congenial campus living, flexibility of academic programs, easy access to professors and generous financial aid.
  • Ranked by Princeton Review 2019 as one of the Best 378 Colleges.
  • Named by Washington Monthly 2018 among the top 6 percent nationally for the Public Good.
  • Ranked among the top 7 percent of Best Colleges for Veterans by College Consensus
  • Recognized as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for excellence in campus tree management, as well as student and community involvement across the nation.
  • Named one of MONEY Magazine's Best Colleges for Your Money in 2018. 
  • Named a top-ranking Peace Corps volunteer-producing college by the Peace Corp in 2018. 
  • Ranked by Forbes as one of America's Top Colleges.
  • Named a Best School for communicative sciences and disorders majors in California by Zippia.
  • Ranked among the top 8 percent of Best Regional Universities in the West by US News and World Report.


The University of Redlands is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). There are additional accreditations for specific programs:

  • Chemistry programs by the American Chemical Society

  • School of Music by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

  • Communicative Disorders programs by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

  • School of Education by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

  • School of Business by Accreditation Council For Business Schools and Programs