Points of pride


  • Top Degrees Grad School 2019
  • Top Degrees Finish College 2019

Based on accessibility, affordability, acceleration, and advancement

Arbor Day Foundation

Tree Campus USA 2020 (12 consecutive years)

College Consensus

  • Best Colleges for Veterans for 2021
  • Top Consensus Ranked Schools in California 2020
  • #12 Best Regional University in the West 2020

Combining the latest results from the most respected college rankings with thousands of real student reviews

Colleges of Distinction

  • College of Distinction 2021-22

Based on engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes

Creative Colleges

  • Featured in Creative Writing
  • Listed in Acting, Art and Design, and Music

Fiske Guide to Colleges

(College of Arts and Sciences)

  • Best and Most Interesting (2022)
  • “One of higher education’s better-kept secrets”

Fulbright Scholarships

  • 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.

Payscale.com (College of Arts and Sciences)

Best Value 2018

  • Top 16% College ROI Report: Best Value Colleges (320 of 1,995 ranked)
  • Top 13% Best Value Private Colleges (118 of 992 ranked)
  • Top 14% Best Value Colleges for Business Majors (216 of 1,575 ranked)

Salary potential 2019–20

  • Top 15% Best Universities and Colleges by Salary Potential (237 of 1,566)
  • Top 16% Best Private Universities by Salary Potential (157 of 986)

The Princeton Review

  • Best 387 Colleges (2022)
  • Best Western Colleges (2022)

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U.S. News & World Report

  • #4 Best Value in the West (2022) 
  • #6 Best University in the West (2022)
  • #17 Best Colleges for Veterans (2022)

Washington Monthly

  • Top 6% (38 of 616), Best National Universities, Masters (2021)

Based on contributions to the public good, including social mobility, research, and service


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