Woodbury University

country rank  990
world rank  2611

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University Overview

Founded in 1884, Woodbury University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Burbank (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), California. This institution also has a branch campus in San Diego. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Woodbury University (WU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Woodbury University (WU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 136 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. WU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym WU
Founded 1884
Motto Woodbury Transforming Students since 1884
Colours Purple and white

University Location

Address 7500 North Glenoaks Boulevard
91504-1052 California
United States
Tel +1 (818) 767 0888
Fax +1 (818) 394 3366
Other locations San Diego

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Hispanic-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is considered but not required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are considered but not required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is considered but not required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 7500 Glenoaks Boulevard
Burbank 91510-7846
(818) 252 5221

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities II
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions focus, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, some graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Woodbury University's Library
Woodbury University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 57,193 physical volumes, 3,218 physical media, 1,276 digital/electronic medium and 44 licensed digital/electronic databases. Woodbury University's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Woodbury University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 224 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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