Founded in 1907, the University of Redlands is a higher relearning institution based in the southern California city for which it is named. The campus is located both close to the urban attractions of the city of San Bernardino, and the spectacular natural location of a nearby mountain range.
There are over forty fields of study for undergraduate students at Redlands at the College of Arts and Sciences, with majors such as Environmental Studies, Chemistry, and Global Business, and minors in the fields of Astronomy, Human-Animal Studies, and Art History. The Centre for Spatial Studies offers students a multidisciplinary approach towards research and study of geospatial technologies, offering both major and minor courses. Academics are also offered at the schools of Business, Education, and Music, and the school of Continuing Studies provides certificate programs, individual courses, workshops and on-site custom courses.
Undergraduate students will be expected to live on campus for the duration of their studies, and the university provides a wide range of accommodation opportunities. Anderson Hall houses 200 students across all educational years, Grossmont Hall is an all-women’s community, and Melrose Hall is a 60 student facility with extended quiet study hours.
The Redlands mascot is a bulldog, and the animal will often be seen at sporting events or around campus. Started as a prank in 1913, the carving of a large letter ‘R’ into vegetation surrounding campus is a tradition that continues to this day.
Alumni of Redlands include congresspersons Pete Aguilar and Juanita Millender-McDonald, high profile lawyer David Boies, and true crime writer Cathy Scott.