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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The small class sizes allow students to develop great relationships with faculty and classmates. When you consider all of the "extras" you have to pay for at other colleges, the price at UofR is very reasonable. For working students, the School of Business allows you to complete your degree in a live classroom setting without compromising your work-life balance.

Och Tamale!

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: University of Redlands is an amazing school! I love the small class sizes because I have personal relationships with all of my professors. All my professors know where I am at with my grades and are willing to help when I need it. Although the university is very expensive, they do their very best to provide students with the best financial aid package available. Most of the financial aid packages actually make the University of Redlands cheaper then most state and UC schools! Everyone on campus is extremely friendly and laid back. It's really easy to make friends and the campus is absolutely beautiful.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Redlands has given me the opportunity to strive in a smaller campus with teachers who care, students who are friendly, and a beautiful campus to top it off. I spend my time studying out in the quad or the poolside rather than in the library because of the perfect weather. The school feels small but everyday when I walk to class there are so many people that I still do not know and even have never seen before. The party scene is awesome IF you know people who throw the parties, otherwise the frat houses are the best bet. Food is good and helps to illuminate the dreaded "freshman 15" (for me it was the freshman 8) and you have better chances of being involved in the campus activities because of the size which is one of my favorite things about Redlands. I walk or bike into town frequently to Trader Joes, or the cute shops on State Street....but I wouldn't recommend doing so alone. Redlands is known as the oasis in the bigger and badder part of the city ... San Bernadino also the worst county in all of California. With that being said, f you keep your wits about you and carry pepper spray just in case....I KNOW you will be fine just as I was. Campus itself is very open which can be frightening at night in some cases, but our campus police (PSAFE) is circling 24/7 and there are many blue button emergency lights throughout the campus. (fun fact: wherever you are standing on campus you will be able to see at LEAST 1 blue light). On a happier note, dorms are fun and sociable, campus events are awesome, if getting involved is something you want to do you CAN, and if you want a big city feel you only have to drive 45 minutes! Come to Redlands and I promise you will have the best 4 years of your life!

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I really appreciate the small classes and in the graduate program the cohort style classes.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My soul mate school! My favorite experiences include intramural beach volleyball, getting to hear people such as Nayar Kunal (a.k.a. Raj form the Big Bang Theory) and Mario Lopez speak at the school, Valentines day baking class in our school cafeteria, the list goes on! My school is unique because it is a small liberal arts school but still has a beautiful big campus and provides its students with so many amazing opportunities that I would even be able to get at a big well known school.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: If you're a party person, you won't be bored. There are parties during the weekend at a variety of locations. If you're not really into the whole party scene, you can easily avoid them and still have a lot of fun.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many delicious places to eat off campus. There are a couple of Chinese food places, a deli, a few pizza places, a Jamba Juice, a burger place, the list goes on and on.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus is not a dry campus, and the CAs are pretty average in their strictness toward underage drinking. The campus safety officers (PSafe) do a pretty good job of keeping the students safe, but they don't seem to be overly strict.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food in the Plaza is always delicious and fairly cheap. U Club food is amazing, but very expensive and the hours are very limited. When it comes to the Commons, however, the food is very hit and miss. Sometimes it's delicious and other times it's awful.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Because of my GPA and class standing, I received quite a few scholarships and grants. The financial aid process went smoothly and it was very easy to see what I got and why.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are all very nice, and most are located around the central quad. Everything is walking distance from the dorms. The library, the classes, the cafeteria. Plus, living on campus means you get to know so many people!

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The process to get off campus can be a bit difficult, but it's worth it for the amount of money you'll save from dorming on campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Downtown Redlands offers a variety of food that range in prices so you can switch it up every time.

3 College Freshman

Administration: There were definitely a lot of times people were caught drinking underage from their own stupidity, but the enforcement is pretty average.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a good amount from the school overall

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The meals can taste kind of bland and since they don't change the menu up often, it begins to get repetitive, but overall okay

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus in a dorm gave me a sense of independence as I was allowed to really do what I wanted. I also met a majority of friends because the community of people is so welcoming and it's nice to know there are always people around to keep you company.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: some do not have air condition or heating which is a big bummer

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: the people are nice and friendly

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Its fun, but can be dangerous because frat row was closed for awhile which led students to walking off campus to go to parties. these walks can be anywhere from 5-25 minutes, which is dangerous if you're intoxicated.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: i love chipotle and bakers

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got financial aid but what good does it do when they raise the tuition every year.. ACCOMODATE

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I personally enjoyed all the options we had even though a lot of people complain about it. I do wish that the money on our debit dollars moved on to the next year.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I wish we could have more opinion in our selection of our freshmen year roomate. I feel like the just stuck random people together and hoped it would work out.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: Sometimes they can get a bit out of hand, but usually our Public Safety takes care of the emergencies or important situations. A party policy was put in place, so parties have to be regulated more, but it's definitely bettering the safety of the students.

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The University of Redlands is steeped in history, from the Victorian-style houses scattered throughout the town to the story of how students in 1926 saved the beloved hillside "R" from being removed by the U.S. Forest Service. Nestled 10 miles east of San Bernardino, Redlands, Calif., is surrounded by breathtaking mountains, with the Memorial Chapel acting like a beacon that draws visitors to the University. In fact, the campus is immersed in "green," with a sustainable garden that grows and sells fresh vegetables to the food management provider on campus. The Redlands community is often noted for its "big town with a small-town feel," and when it comes to University academics, this notion is also apparent, with small class sizes and an 11-to-1 student-teacher ratio. Professors definitely care about their students and see them as people instead of numbers, although some students wish they were a little more challenging with their curricula.

But sometimes being small can feel a little stifling for students. One of the University’s nicknames in regards to nightlife is "Dead-lands," as there are few nightclubs and bars in the area. Typically, the main form of nightlife on campus involves frats and sororities. Luckily, Los Angeles and San Diego are not too far away, so if it's the nightclub scene you're craving, there is sustenance. Speaking of nourishment, campus dining is rated well among students, especially with sustainable and vegetarian options; however, one thing students often vent about is how expensive campus dining can be. You have to be frugal on a week-to-week basis, which can be stressful. On most college campuses, parking is something that causes students anxiety, but at U of R, it's one of their biggest raves. Registration and permits are free, and spots are always relatively easy to find. However, in a beautiful area like Redlands, you'll probably enjoy looking for any excuse to walk.

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