Choosing a College: University of Redlands

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: University of Redlands
Redlands, CA 

It’s not often you find a college that offers a liberal arts education, pre-professional studies, and an alternative form of learning as well. Enter the University of Redlands, a one-of-a-kind school enrolling 2,600 undergraduates on its scenic campus one hour east of Los Angeles. The University features a College of Arts and Science (creative writing is one of the standout majors), a School of Business (for working professionals), a School of Music, and a School of Education. Most undergrads are enrolled in the College of Arts and Science’s traditional academic program, which offers small, discussion-based classes in a creative, energetic, and close-knit environment. But for students with the self-motivation to chart their own academic paths, the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies may offer the ideal learning opportunity. Within this unique school-within-a-school, the Johnston Center brings together 200 passionate students who are eager to design their own majors and collaborate closely with their professors and peers. May Term offers all students the chance to pursue a four-week trip abroad. In the spring of 2019, options include a service trip in Guatemala and an outdoor adventure in Australia. Fun fact: the Bulldogs compete in 21 DIII sports including men’s tennis, football, and women’s water polo.

Image Credit: Top, Photo Courtesy of University of Redlands

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College.