University of Redlands Chair of the Board of Trustees, Jamison J. Ashby noted, “The integration of Woodbury University, its student body, their highly ranked and accredited programs in architecture, art and design and business as well as their School of Media : Culture : Design in a location just minutes away from the heart of the Southern California creative community will immediately allow us to dramatically expand students’ educational opportunities and pursuits.”
Located 75 miles apart in Southern California, both private nonprofit universities are well known for delivering innovative and individualized educational experiences to their students on Woodbury University’s Burbank campus and the University of Redlands campuses in Redlands, Marin County outside of San Francisco, and in Salzburg, Austria. The mission and values of the two institutions are similar, with a commitment to small class sizes and hands-on educational experiences.
“Woodbury University and the University of Redlands are a solid match with complementary educational programs and experiences,” said Woodbury University President Dr. Barry Ryan. “Their strategic mission is an ideal fit for current and future Woodbury students while providing additional opportunities to University of Redlands students.”
Finalization of the integration is subject to approval by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College & University Commission (WSCUC) and the U.S. Department of Education.
About the University of Redlands
Founded in 1907, the University of Redlands is a private, nonprofit university that has prepared students for lives of meaning, impact, and joy for more than 100 years. Today, Redlands offers over 40 undergraduate programs and over 30 graduate programs designed to develop students personally and professionally through immersive, personalized education and hands-on experiences outside of the classroom, from community service learning to internships and residencies. Learn more at redlands.edu.
About Woodbury University
Founded in 1884, Woodbury is one of the oldest universities on the west coast of the United States. A private, nonprofit institution located in the Southern California city of Burbank, Woodbury is at the global epicenter of creativity and influence. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, students learn from one of the most professionally accomplished faculties in the world, intern and work at the most innovative companies in the world, and go on to build solid careers. To learn more about Woodbury, visit woodbury.edu.