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Woodbury University

Nestled in residential Burbank just outside of Los Angeles, ever-expanding Woodbury offers a specialized education in variety of areas - from graphic and fashion design to business and architecture. WU offers opportunities for night and evening classes. On-campus students participate in a variety of activities including heated midnight games of broomball.

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Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University

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Nestled in residential Burbank just outside of Los Angeles, ever-expanding Woodbury offers a specialized education in variety of areas - from graphic and fashion design to business and architecture. WU offers opportunities for night and evening classes. On-campus students participate in a variety of activities including heated midnight games of broomball.

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Begun by one man in one room in a storefront in the historic center of Los Angeles, Woodbury University was founded 127 years ago. Woodbury's Business College (as it was initially named) was founded by entrepreneur and education pioneer F.C. Woodbury, who came from a family of educators. In 1884, Los Angeles was a rapidly growing town with a population of approximately 35,000. New business enterprises were starting and community leaders looked forward to expansion and growth. Woodbury was established to service this growing business population. For the first 103 years, the university was located in central Los Angeles. Woodbury moved to its present 22.5-acre residential campus in Burbank in September 1987.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 1,357
Gender 49% Male / 51% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 87% Full Time / 13% Part Time
Geography 96% In State / 4% Out of State / 11% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 49% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 45%
International 11%
Hispanic/Latino 23%
Ethnicity Unknown 4%
Black or African American 7%
Asian 9%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Greek Life 5% of male undergrads participate in Greek life
5% of female undergrads participate in Greek life

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $250.00. Housing deposit due : May 1. Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. Pets allowed in dorms.

18% of students live on-campus.

32% of freshman live on-campus.

5% of male students live in fraternities.

5% of female students live in sororities.

  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Fraternities
  • Sororities

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center reduced course load remedial instruction tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center wireless network available dorms wired for high speed internet connections
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates health services personal counseling placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs alcohol/substance abuse counseling economically disadvantaged students services financial aid counseling
  • Facilities: design galleries, screening room, sound stage
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): accelerated program double major independent study internships liberal arts/career combination student-designed major dual enrollment of high school students english as a second language (esl) visiting/exchange student program
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Architecture (36%), Business Administration and Management (12%), Accounting (12%), Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other (5%), Psychology (5%), Fashion/Apparel Design (5%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; professional responsibilities and standards; and related cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues.

Job Opportunities:

Architectural and Engineering Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property.
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in architecture and architectural design, such as architectural environmental design, interior architecture/design, and landscape architecture. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences via illustrations and other forms of digital or printed media. Includes instruction in concept design, layout, paste-up, and techniques such as engraving, etching, silkscreen, lithography, offset, drawing and cartooning, painting, collage, and computer graphics.

Job Opportunities:

Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.
Commercial and Industrial Designers
Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.
Graphic Designers
Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic principles and techniques to the professional design of commercial fashions, apparel, and accessories, and the management of fashion development projects. Includes instruction in apparel design; accessory design; the design of men's', women's', and children's' wear; flat pattern design; computer-assisted design and manufacturing; concept planning; designing in specific materials; labor and cost analysis; history of fashion; fabric art and printing; and the principles of management and operations in the fashion industry.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Fashion Designers
Design clothing and accessories. Create original designs or adapt fashion trends.

Any instructional program in film/video and photographic arts not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Any instructional program in history not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Historians
Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.
History Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals to apply architectural principles in the design of structural interiors for living, recreational, and business purposes and to function as professional interior architects. Includes instruction in architecture, structural systems design, heating and cooling systems, occupational and safety standards, interior design, specific end-use applications, and professional responsibilities and standards.

Job Opportunities:

Architectural and Engineering Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in architecture and architectural design, such as architectural environmental design, interior architecture/design, and landscape architecture. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Interior Designers
Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

Job Opportunities:

Accountants and Auditors
Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data.
Budget Analysts
Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.
Credit Analysts
Analyze credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money. Prepare reports with credit information for use in decision making.
Financial Examiners
Enforce or ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing financial and securities institutions and financial and real estate transactions. May examine, verify, or authenticate records.
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
Determine tax liability or collect taxes from individuals or business firms according to prescribed laws and regulations.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals to perform operations connected with the distribution and sale of apparel and accessories. Includes instruction in wholesaling and retailing, apparel technologies, distribution, customer sales and service skills, and principles of consumer research and sales forecasting.

Job Opportunities:

Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

Job Opportunities:

Advertising and Promotions Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate advertising policies and programs or produce collateral materials, such as posters, contests, coupons, or give-aways, to create extra interest in the purchase of a product or service for a department, an entire organization, or on an account basis.
Marketing Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers. Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the firm's profits or share of the market while ensuring the firm's customers are satisfied. Oversee product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
Research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas, or gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or create a marketing campaign. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. Includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills.

Job Opportunities:

Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in multi/interdisciplinary studies not listed above.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in computer and information sciences and support services not listed above.

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Lus Ma. R. Calingo, Ph.D
Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Full-time Faculty 79
Student : Faculty Ratio 10 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 50 : 49
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 3.0 N/A 6.0
AP Biology 3.0 N/A 6.0
AP Calculus AB 3.0 N/A 6.0
AP Calculus BC 3.0 N/A 6.0
AP Chemistry 3.0 N/A 6.0
AP Comparative Government and Politics 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP Computer Science A 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP English Language and Composition 3.0 WRIT 111 Academic Writing I 6.0
AP English Literature and Composition 3.0 WRIT 111 Academic Writing I 3.0
AP European History 3.0 N/A 6.0
AP French Language and Culture 3.0 N/A 6.0
AP German Language and Culture 3.0 N/A 6.0
AP Latin 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP Macroeconomics 3.0 ECON 203 Macroeconomics 3.0
AP Microeconomics 3.0 ECON 204 Microeconomics 3.0
AP Physics B 3.0 PHYS 240 Physics I 3.0
AP Psychology 3.0 PSYC 200 Psychology 3.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 3.0 N/A 6.0
AP United States Government and Politics 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP United States History 3.0 N/A 6.0

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 48/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 55.7% accepted of 879 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite19 - 25
English20 - 26
Math20 - 25
 
SATMath440 - 550
Reading420 - 540

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Standardized Test Scores, Academic GPA

Important: Level Of Applicants Interest

Also Considered: Work Experience, Interview, Recommendations, Talent Ability, Volunteer Work, Alumni Relation, Application Essay, Character Personal Qualities, Class Rank, Extracurricular Activities, First Generation College Student

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
History 0 0
English 0 4
Math 0 3
Science 0 1
Social Studies 0 2
Foreign Language 0 3
Science Lab 0 0

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $24,754 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $21,584
$30K-$48K $22,951
$48K-$75K $24,019
$75K-$110K $27,913
$110K+ $32,943

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $32,760, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $32,760 Same as On-Campus
Fees $390 Same as On-Campus
Housing $10,372 $11,357
Books $1,750 $1,750
Total (before financial aid) $45,272 $46,257

Students Receiving Aid

77% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 73% $4,410
Federal Scholarships/Grants 49% $4,481
Institutional Grants 75% $12,107
Other Federal Grants 3% $1,083
Other Loans 3% $11,200
Pell Grants 49% $4,406
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 31% $7,120
Student Loans 73% $4,844

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://woodbury.edu/admissions/tuition-financial-aid.

Estimate the net price for you at http://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/woodbury.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

18% of students graduated on time.

44% of students graduated in six years.

75% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Salaries

The typical (median) early career salary of Woodbury University graduates is $46,100, according to Payscale.

Rankings

PayScale

#765 Starting Median Salary Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

#40 Regional Universities Overall Score
#48 Regional Universities
#56 Regional Universities West Rankings

Washington Monthly

#61 Master's Universities - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#310 Master's Universities - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#312 Master's Universities - Community Service Participation Rank
#333 Master's Universities - Overall Rank
#346 Master's Universities - Research Expenditures Rank
#351 Best Bang for Buck Colleges - Overall Rank
#366 Master's Universities - Peace Corps Rank
#377 Master's Universities - Graduation Rate Rank
#472 Master's Universities - ROTC Rank
#569 Master's Universities - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
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