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University of Redlands Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto University of Redlands, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the application fee costs $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Students who apply for Fall should hear back from University of Redlands by March 1.

Considering Applying Early to University of Redlands?

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

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast! University of Redlands will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into University of Redlands

Getting into University of Redlands is moderately difficult. University of Redlands evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, University of Redlands accepted 68% of all applicants., around 3,234 of the 4,790 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Redlands, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. In 2021, University of Redlands waitlisted 131 students. Of those, 53 eventually got off the waitlist.

What Does University of Redlands Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight 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 strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at University of Redlands

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

University of Redlands Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to University of Redlands must submit the following items. Double 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
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

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

Students admitted to University of Redlands have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 53.28% submitted a class rank. At University of Redlands 38.03% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 67.61% were in the top 25% and 90.49% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Redlands, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 53.28%

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

In 2021, 74% of University of Redlands's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 50% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for University of Redlands?

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What's a Good ACT Score for University of Redlands?

To be most competitive at University of Redlands, you should strive to earn between 23 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Redlands's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Redlands students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

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Transferring to University of Redlands

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Redlands.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by May 1.

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.

Does University of Redlands accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

University of Redlands accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

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

University of Redlands. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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University of Redlands Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

68%

How hard is it to get into University of Redlands? University of Redlands is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Redlands acceptance rate is 68%. This means that the institution accepts 67 out of every 100 applicants.

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University of Redlands Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Redlands is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Redlands is Mar 1.

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

University of Redlands ACT Scores

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ACT Range

23 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above

Good

23 to 28

Avg

23 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Redlands is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Redlands. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Redlands SAT Scores

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University of Redlands GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.65

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Redlands, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.65. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,215

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

68%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$53,716

Out-of-State

$53,716

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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