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University of Redlands Admission Requirements

Redlands, California

Chances of getting into University of Redlands

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
74.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of Redlands
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into University of Redlands and can I get accepted? The school has a 75% acceptance rate ranking it #79 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,523 out of 4,713 applicants were admitted making University of Redlands a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 percent. University of Redlands typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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University of Redlands SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1080-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT
71%
SAT Scores for University of Redlands
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for University of Redlands
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1260
Average SAT Score 1170

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Redlands?

University of Redlands typically requires applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #30 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Redlands admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1260 and Above Good >84%
1170 to 1260 Avg + 75%-84%
1080 to 1170 Avg - 64%-75%
990 to 1080 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 990 Low <51%
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University of Redlands ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
28%
ACT Scores for University of Redlands
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for University of Redlands
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Redlands?

Admission data indicates that University of Redlands regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #30 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 28 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Redlands.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Redlands admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >85%
25 to 28 Avg + 75%-85%
23 to 25 Avg - 66%-75%
21 to 23 Reach 56%-66%
Less than 21 Low <56%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.6
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of Redlands. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Redlands was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #34 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of Redlands accepts 75% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Redlands students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 36% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 10% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

64% of University of Redlands freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Redlands students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 28%
Top 25% of class 64%
Top 50% of class 91%
Bottom 50% of class 9%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

University of Redlands admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,727 1,986 4,713
Accepted 2,085 1,438 3,523
Acceptance Rate 76% 72% 75%
Enrolled 444 283 727
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 20% 21%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Redlands and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Redlands Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Redlands
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=121691 IPEDS survey data for University of Redlands.

Frequently Asked Questions

71% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Redlands. 28% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

75% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Redlands. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1080 and 1260. 71% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 28. 28% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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