The University of Redlands is a private, independent university centrally located to the beaches, mountains, and desert in the heart of Southern California. We are a transfer-friendly institution that was recently recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Most notably, Redlands is a top producer of Fulbright students among institutions of its profile; and our Community Service Learning Program receives national acclaim for the over 100,000 hours of public service our students complete annually around the world.
This is a list of the undergraduate programs available to Mills students through the transfer partnership agreement between Mills College and University of Redlands.
With over 40 undergraduate programs, as well as graduate programs in business, communication sciences and disorders, education, geographic information systems, and music, there are many opportunities available to pursue your passions.
The University blends liberal arts and professional programs, applied and theoretical study, traditional majors and self-designed contracts for graduation. The Johnston Center for Integrative Studies allows undergraduates to negotiate their own course of study with a faculty/peer committee, receiving narrative evaluations rather than letter grades. We offer accelerated 4+1 bachelors-to-master’s degree programs in business administration, business analytics, geographic information systems, or teaching and learning.
We offer an engineering 3-2 program with Washington University in St. Louis or Columbia University in New York City. Students can also prepare for the Doctor of Pharmacy or Podiatric Medicine with Western University of Health Sciences; or they can work on an accelerated entry program with the Middlebury Institute of International Studies for select master’s degrees. Additionally, a partnership with Keck Graduate Institute provides a pathway for graduate programs in the life sciences.
The University of Redlands offers a residential campus in a welcoming, inclusive, and multicultural community. Fifty percent of students participate in at least one intramural sport. We offer over 120 clubs and organizations as well as sororities, fraternities, sisterhoods, and brotherhoods. Our Campus Diversity and Inclusion Office provides campus-wide programming; and works with the Multicultural and Pride & Gender Justice Centers, and Native Student and First-Generation Student Programs.
Redlands has one of the highest study abroad participation rates amongst our peers, with students selecting countries from more than 100 international programs. For more than 60 years, the University of Redlands has offered an interdisciplinary curriculum in Salzburg, Austria. Students reside in the Marketenderschlössl, a nearly 500-year-old Renaissance building.
At the University of Redlands, opportunity is all around you.
The composition of students in 2019-2020 was as follows:
The composition of full-time faculty in 2019-2020 was as follows:
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are extremely important at the University of Redlands, as expressed by the University’s mission statement—that we welcome “intellectually curious students of diverse religious, ethnic, national, and socioeconomic backgrounds”— and our antiracism statement, endorsed by the faculty, administration, and Board of Trustees in the fall of 2020.
In addition there are offices/programs, new initiatives, and annual campus-wide and events that support these efforts including: the Campus Diversity and Inclusion Office, the Council on Inclusiveness and Community, the Race and Ethnic Studies Program, Native Student Programs, and First-Generation Student Programs. Annually, our community hosts student-led programming which brings diverse leaders to share their stories, like Terrene Roberts, Dolores Huerta, Patrisse Cullors, and Metta World Peace. We also host a First-Generation Student Reception, Students of Color Recognition Ceremony, Martin Luther King, Jr. Week, Race on Campus Conference, and Summer Bridge for First Generation College Students.
Most recently we were named a Hispanic Serving Institution. In addition, we have initiated the following steps: conducting a campus-wide climate survey; hiring of a Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer; creating an antiracism statement; establishing a robust policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; and training and collaborative partnerships, including: an inclusive pedagogy workshop led by and for faculty; an intergroup dialogue series for faculty, staff, and students; and training and learning opportunities for our Department of Public Safety. We also offer an Inclusive Community and Justice Fund, an Activist in Residence Program, and more. For more information go to our Racial Equity Resources web page.
We offer over 120 clubs and organizations that represent many areas including: academic, student government, diversity and social justice, faith-based, fine arts, Greek life, recreation, service, special interest, and sustainability organizations. Students can also participate in an on-campus college radio station, KDAWG, and 21 NCAA Division III athletic programs that compete in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC).
The City of Redlands is located at the base of the San Bernardino mountains, 60 miles northeast of Los Angeles and 45 miles west of Palm Springs. It sits on the land of the Yuhaviatam (Serrano) and Cahuilla, one of the original peoples of Southern California. For much of its history Redlands was the “Washington Navel Orange Growing Capital of the World” with the citrus industry as the main focus of its economy. Today, Redlands is known for its vibrant historic downtown with locally-owned restaurants and shops, farmer’s markets, outdoor summer concerts, and over 36 miles of bicycle paths.
Redlands offers 21 NCAA Division III athletic programs that compete in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC).
The programs include: baseball, basketball, football, cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field, golf, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, water polo, women’s volleyball, women’s lacrosse, and softball.
Student athletes are encouraged to talk with a coach to learn more about our athletic programs. You can start by filling out our Bulldog Athletics form.
On average our 6-year graduation rate is 76%.
The University’s endowment has grown to $250M and total net assets were $365M as of June 30, 2020. Like many institutions, the University experienced declines in revenue (housing, enrollment, conferences) during the Covid-19 pandemic and took actions to offset with expense reductions. In addition, the University drew on its $20M general reserve funds (these were built up over the past six years from operating surpluses) to close the deficits during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years. The University’s trustees endorsed a multi-year structurally healthy financial plan that aims to restore reserve levels to pre-pandemic levels by 2023-24.
University of Redlands has over 14 residence halls. Students have the opportunity to make lifelong friendships in a welcoming, inclusive environment that encourages growth, communication, problem-solving, and learning. Students will become part of something much larger than themselves—the Redlands Bulldog family. Our Community Assistants (CAs) facilitate fun and innovative programs for students to get connected to hallmates and find community.
The University has a commitment to being a residential campus, therefore all students are required to live on campus and have a meal plan for the duration of their time as a student unless they are 23 years of age or older, living with immediate relatives or legal guardians within 30 miles of campus, or are married or in a domestic partnership. Housing is not guaranteed for students under the age of 16 or over 23 years old, and only provided if space is available. Only students who have received off-campus approval from Residence Life and Housing, or in partnership with Student Financial Services (SFS), are exempt from the housing and meal plan requirement. For more information, email us at RLH@redlands.edu.
2021–22 Estimated School Year Standard Charges
|Tuition||Fall, Spring and May Terms||$53,716|
|Meal Plan||Standard Meal Plan||$4,076|
|Associated Student Fee||Student Activities||$350|
|Matriculation Fee||One-time Fee for All Students||$150|
For the most current information, visit our College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Tuition and Fees page.
At University of Redlands, more than 90% of students receive financial aid.
To be considered, students must submit the FAFSA, be enrolled full time, live on campus, and submit a copy of their most recent Mills Financial Aid Offer letter and a student account statement.
University of Redlands will offer eligible Mills students federal, state and institutional grants, scholarship, loans and work-study. To be considered, students must submit the FAFSA, be enrolled full time, live on campus, and submit a copy of their most recent Mills Financial Aid Offer letter and a student account statement. Upon receipt of those materials and upon admissions, a preliminary aid package will be sent to admitted students within 10 business days.
Redlands financial aid offers will be comparable to what students received at Mills. Some students will pay slightly less and some students will pay slightly more, but all students will receive an offer to bring the net cost within $3,000 of the price paid at Mills.
As a transfer partner, Redlands has established a set of minimum requirements that current Mills students must meet to be eligible to transfer. A review of transfer units by the Registrar’s Office and a returned Transfer Credit Evaluation/Program Evaluation will be given to the student and to the Mills enrollment teams within 10 business days after admissions. The 10-day range may vary depending on the point of time in the cycle for the Registrar’s Office.
Mills students will receive an application fee waiver to be used for either the Common Application or Redlands Transfer Application.
Check back soon for this information.
Mills students will need to complete either the Common Application or Redlands Transfer Application for our College of Arts and Sciences or School of Business, depending on your chosen degree pathway.
Mills will provide your unofficial transcripts when they submit each student’s initial bundled documentation.
University of Redlands will provide a review of transfer units by the Registrar’s Office and a returned Transfer Credit Evaluation/Program Evaluation will be given to the student and to the Mills enrollment teams within 10 business days after admissions. The 10-day range may vary depending on the point of time in the cycle for the Registrar’s Office.
If your official Mills transcripts are required as part of the documentation process, the Mills Admissions Department can submit the transcript request for you. Transcript fees will be waived for requests submitted by the Office of Admissions or the Mills advising team only. Please note that, if you need to provide official transcripts from other schools, you will be responsible submitting and covering the costs for those requests.