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Your chances of getting into University of Redlands

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

81.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of Redlands
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Redlands is 81.9%.  Its admission rate is the 68th lowest in California.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into University of Redlands and can you get accepted?

University of Redlands is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 3,170 out of the 3,872 who applied were admitted.

University of Redlands typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.74. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into University of Redlands?

82% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to University of Redlands you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.74 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1200 on the SAT
  • Score 27 on the ACT

University of Redlands GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.74

Typical High School Grades 

A-

What GPA do you need to get into University of Redlands?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into University of Redlands are to have around a 3.74 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.74 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Redlands accepts 82% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at University of Redlands is 3.74 on the 4.0 scale. 32% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #25 in California for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since University of Redlands is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.7 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted University of Redlands students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 31.97% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.49% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 19.69% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.06% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 9.75% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 6.04% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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University of Redlands SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Redlands. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 16% of students submitted SAT scores and 4% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1113-1278

Applicants Submitting SAT 

16%
SAT Scores for University of Redlands
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 563
Math 25th Percentile 550
Composite 25th Percentile 1113
SAT Scores for University of Redlands
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 650
Math 75th Percentile 628
Composite 75th Percentile 1278
Average SAT Score 1200

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at University of Redlands is 1200 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1113-1278. Students who get into University of Redlands score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  University of Redlands ranks #32 in the state of California for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1200 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. University of Redlands regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1113 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1113, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1030, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

University of Redlands is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1200 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1195, you have around a 82% chance of being admitted. A 1278 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 90% chance of getting in.

University of Redlands admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1278 and Above Good >90%
1195 to 1278 Avg + 82%-90%
1113 to 1195 Avg - 71%-82%
1031 to 1113 Reach 56%-71%
Less than 1031 Low <56%
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University of Redlands ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

25-30 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

4%
ACT Scores for University of Redlands
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 26
Math 25th Percentile 23
Composite 25th Percentile 25
ACT Scores for University of Redlands
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 32
Math 75th Percentile 27
Composite 75th Percentile 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to University of Redlands is 27, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 25 and 30.  The school ranks #27 in California for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 27. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 25 and score in the score in the top 22 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 22.

4 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Redlands.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as University of Redlands is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into University of Redlands for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 27 score has around 82% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 91% with a 30 ACT score.

University of Redlands admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
30 and Above Good >91%
27 to 30 Avg + 82%-91%
25 to 27 Avg - 73%-82%
23 to 25 Reach 62%-73%
Less than 23 Low <62%
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Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

University of Redlands admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,196 1,676 3,872
Accepted 1,861 1,309 3,170
Acceptance Rate 85% 78% 82%
Enrolled 326 213 539
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 16% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jul 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

34

Applicants have 34 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Redlands is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Redlands and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Redlands Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because University of Redlands is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.74 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1200 and ACT of 27 will almost guarantee your admission.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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

FAQs

Does University of Redlands prefer SAT or ACT?

16% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Redlands. 4% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Redlands?

82% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Redlands. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Redlands?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1113 and 1278. The average SAT score is 1195. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Redlands?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 30. The average ACT score is 27. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.