Woodbury University is a small, non-profit institution that focuses on student engagement and offering an interactive learning environment for students to thrive. Woodbury University is located in Burbank, Los Angeles county, and it also has a satellite campus in San Diego city. The university offers over 20 professional and liberal arts undergraduate and graduate degrees while ensuring that students enjoy close relationships with their professors and peers.

Woodbury’s Recognition and Rankings

Woodbury University was established in 1884, making it one of the oldest higher education institutions in Southern California. It is home to approximately 1500 students with about 25% of them hailing from over 40 different countries. The university boasts an average class of 15 students.

With a 90% job placement rate upon graduation, The New York Times has ranked Woodbury 36th nationally and 7th in California in upward student economic mobility in 2016. In the same year, Economist Magazine put the school in the top 4% of colleges and universities based on economic value. Woodbury was also nationally recognised as a College of Distinction in 2016.

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International Students

Cultural diversity is celebrated at Woodbury University. With students from over 40 different countries, Woodbury provides many opportunities to meet people from all around the world. Not only that, the faculty and staff at Woodbury understand that international students arrive in the United States wondering how to assimilate into the new culture and how to best achieve their academic aspirations.

To aid international students in this regard, each is assigned to an International Peer Advisor (IPA) who helps them transition to life at Woodbury and in the United States. Tutors and writing coaches are also on hand to aid overseas students in various subjects, helping them to achieve their academic goals. Academic Peer Mentors meet with students on a weekly basis to ensure that students receive guidance with their course selection, class work, time-management and campus procedures.

Woodbury University has easy access to theatres, parks, and a wide variety of dining and other entertainment venues.

International Student Workshops are also organised by the university and there is even a course titled “Culture Shocks” designed for both local and international students covering topics such as intercultural diversity and the different attitudes various cultures have towards education. Informative and fun activities are specially organised for international students to provide them exposure to the Southern California area and culture. And last, but not least, the Woodbury International Student Association (WISA) also supports overseas students by organising and encouraging inter-cultural communication and events.

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Live In Sunny Southern California  

Woodbury University is located in Burbank, California in the San Fernando Valley. It is ideally located just a few miles away from downtown Los Angeles and the world-famous Hollywood area. Burbank is commonly known as the “Media Capital of the World” and many renowned media and production companies are headquartered there such as The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Entertainment, and NBC. Burbank’s location gives students proximity to the area’s thriving entertainment industry, LA Fashion District, a burgeoning start-up community, and much more.  

Bordered by the Verdugo Mountains and Toluka Lake, Woodbury outdoor lovers can also find plenty to explore in the area. Students can venture off-campus to take in the beautiful landscapes of Palm Springs, Sequoia National Park, Venice Beach, and Malibu. Woodbury University has easy access to theatres, parks, and a wide variety of dining and other entertainment venues. Explore your favourite movie sets, go hiking in the Hollywood Hills, watch a sports game, or enjoy some excellent shopping – Southern California offers all this and much more!  

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Woodbury University’s main campus is part of the safe, residential area of the city. Private security officers are on campus 24 hours a day and they ensure the safety and well-being of the college community. Niche.com ranked Woodbury as the 4th safest college campus in California in 2017.

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Woodbury Integrated Student Experience (WISE)

The Woodbury Integrated Student Experience (WISE) ensures that students experience learning both within and outside the classroom. Woodbury has an extensive Study Away program that gives students the opportunity to live and learn in places and conditions that are different than their own. Internships and other work experience are also encouraged so that students can apply their classroom knowledge to real-world professional circumstances. Leadership experiences are offered and Civic Engagement is promoted on campus. Undergraduate research opportunities organised by the university also help students gain an edge when it comes time to apply for jobs and/or graduate school.  

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Woodbury aims to guide students throughout their college experience by offering excellent academic programs, renowned faculty, integrative classes, and impactful work opportunities.   

If you are interested in applying to Woodbury University, click on its Bachelor’s and Master’s profile page to find out more!