Woodbury University began as a business college in 1884. It was founded by F.C. Woodbury and was originally housed in a one-room storefront building in central Los Angeles. In 1987, the campus relocated to a 22.5 acre residential campus in Burbank. There’s also a satellite campus in San Diego. Over the years, Woodbury has incorporated liberal arts into its many programs. It is a school that is designed to bring out the best in its students with one-on-one attention from professors and challenging academic programs.
The mission at Woodbury University is to provide a highest level possible in a liberal arts education. Academic excellence is fostered by diversity, integrity and ethical behavior, academic rigor and empowering students.
The main campus is located on the border of Burbank and Los Angeles, so it is close to the many activities Southern California has to offer including Disney, Universal Studios and beautiful beaches. The campus itself is a 22.5 acre site that is intended for residential students. Los Angeles also offers great opportunities for cultural activities, theater and music. Nearby mountains also offer opportunities to enjoy winter sports.
Woodbury University has schools of architecture, business, media and cultural design, transdisciplinary studies with various undergraduate and graduate tracks of study available in each department. Woodbury has often appeared on U.S. News & World Reports list of best colleges in its region.
At this time, Woodbury University doesn’t have an active athletics program. They do, however, have student government associations, sororities, fraternities and various other ways to get involved at Woodbury University.
Tuition & Financial Aid
The average cost of attendance for an undergraduate at Woodbury is $48,188. This includes room, board and other associated fees. Woodbury works hard to make an education affordable and offers numerous merit and financial based scholarships and grants. Approximately 94 percent of the students attending Woodbury receive some type of financial aid, so even if a student feels his or her family can’t afford Woodbury, they are encouraged to discuss their needs with a financial aid officer.
Woodbury University is accredited by The Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs also accredits the School of Business. Woodbury is also consistently rated as a College of Distinction.
Woodbury University, like many other private colleges, uses the Common Application. It can be filled out online or printed out and mailed to the admissions office. The deadline for priority filing of applications is March 1. Applications received after this date will be considered on a space available basis. Woodbury strongly encourages applicants to have completed a college preparatory curriculum. Undergraduate students will also need to supply official transcripts, SAT or ACT scores for students with less than 24 credit hours to transfer, an essay, letters of recommendation, an interview, and for some majors, a portfolio.
7500 Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91510-7846