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University of Redlands

Redlands, CA 4-Year Private
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University of Redlands Admissions

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

Students who submit their applications 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 2022 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 ––

Want to Apply 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.

🗓️ 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 to college 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 admission, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that admit 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's Most Important for Getting Into University of Redlands?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing 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 choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at University of Redlands

What does University of Redlands consider 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
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work 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. Make sure to check in with University of Redlands's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

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 considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

University of Redlands has a test optional admissions policy. 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.

What is a Good ACT Score for University of Redlands?

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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

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 if you want to to submit your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send 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?

✅ University of Redlands's acceptance rate 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

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University of Redlands ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


23 to 28


23 and Less


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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


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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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 3.65. 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.

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

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