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University of Redlands

Redlands, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate83%

University of Redlands Admissions

The acceptance rate at University of Redlands is 83%. Out of 3,738 applications received in 2023, 3,100 students were offered admission.

If you want to apply to University of Redlands, the regular decision application deadline is July 1 and the fee for the application costs $50.

Students who apply to University of Redlands for fall semester should hear back from University of Redlands by January 10.

University of Redlands Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of University of Redlands's admissions stats.

University of Redlands 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 22%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 7%
Waitlist No

University of Redlands Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Redlands.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes January 31
Regular Decision Yes 7 1 January 10

Applying Early to University of Redlands?

University of Redlands offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is January 31.

The early decision acceptance rate at University of Redlands is 100%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 83%. In 2022, University of Redlands admitted 12 of the 12 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply early to increase their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Redlands Admissions

Transferring to University of Redlands

For more information on transferring to University of Redlands, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to University of Redlands

University of Redlands has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does University of Redlands Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at University of Redlands

Curious about the factors that are considered by University of Redlands during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with University of Redlands for more information on admission factors.

University of Redlands Application Requirements

To apply to University of Redlands, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with University of Redlands's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Redlands?

Students admitted to University of Redlands have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

University of Redlands is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 22% of University of Redlands's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for University of Redlands?

To be competitive with other University of Redlands applicants, you should strive to earn between 1108 and 1300 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Redlands 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1300 and 25% of scored lower than 1108, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Redlands students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Redlands students scored 643 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.

To be most competitive at University of Redlands, you should strive to earn between 25 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Redlands's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Redlands students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.

More Information on Transferring to University of Redlands

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Redlands during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

University of Redlands Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Redlands?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Redlands.

Does University of Redlands accept transfer credits?

✅ University of Redlands accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Redlands?

❌ No, University of Redlands is test optional, so you can decide whether to send your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is University of Redlands's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for University of Redlands is 83%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Redlands?

✅ University of Redlands's early decision acceptance rate was 100% in 2021.

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University of Redlands Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Redlands is Jul 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Redlands is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Redlands SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1108 - 1300


Math SAT Range

540 - 660


Reading SAT Range

550 - 643

University of Redlands GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Redlands, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.74. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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