Woodbury University

With over 20 practice-based, fully-accredited professional and liberal arts undergraduate and graduate majors, Woodbury University is a non-profit institution dedicated to the student experience. Our students grow in their chosen field and leave with hands-on experience, real-world connections, and a top-tier education. Notable Woodbury alumni have built thriving businesses, run magazines, established accounting and design firms, become notable fashion designers for film and television, won design competitions, built award-winning buildings, held public office, and led growing organizations.

  • Average Tuition USD 36,882
  • Acceptance Rate 55.7%
  • Students 1,283
  • International Students 25.7%
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 16:1

School Description

Woodbury University is a private, non-profit,nonsectarian university located in Burbank, Los Angeles County; a satellite campus in San Diego, both in southern California. It offers undergraduate degrees from four schools: Architecture; Business; Media, Culture & Design; and Liberal Arts, and graduate degrees from two schools: Architecture and Business. Woodbury University was founded as Woodbury College in 1884 by F.C. Woodbury. In 1926, the institution was chartered by the State of California to award undergraduate, and graduate degrees. Today, the revered University is accredited by five accrediting organisations including the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, National Architectural Accrediting Board, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

There are over 1,200 students enrolled at Woodbury University. A sizeable 25.7% of the student body consists of international students - the university prides itself on their diversity, and students from all walks of life are sure to feel right at home! International students are assigned an International Peer Advisor who are on hand to help students settle into life on campus. Fun events designed to have students experience Southern Californian culture are routinely planned by the university, in addition to, the events hosted by the numerous student-led organisations. For extra measure, students can attend "International Student Workshops" to ensure a smooth transition to life in America. Academic Advisors, Peer Mentors, Success Workshops, and the Tutoring and Writing Center provide academic support to all students, and Career Services help students lay the foundations of a successful post-university career.

Bachelor Programs

  • Woodbury University
    7500 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504, United States

    Accounting

    USD 35,048 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • Woodbury University
    7500 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504, United States

    Animation

    USD 35,048 Tuition Fee

    A general, undifferentiated program that focuses on the use of computerized digital images as the primary medium of expression in the visual and performing arts, and that may prepare individuals for a wide variety of careers using new media, including graphic design, digital animation, motion graphics, 3D visualization, game and interactive media design, music and sound design, video production, web design, photography, and other fields.

  • Woodbury University
    7500 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504, United States

    Architecture

    USD 35,048 Tuition Fee

    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.

  • Woodbury University
    7500 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504, United States

    Fashion Design

    USD 35,048 Tuition Fee

    A program in the school of media, culture and design that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information through catalysts of creativity, forming new trends. Students are also able to understand the principles of brand marketing, branding and positioning utilise research, design process, and conceptual thinking to develop contemporary fashion collections that are both functional and inventive.

  • Woodbury University
    7500 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504, United States

    Film Making

    USD 35,048 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

  • Woodbury University
    7500 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504, United States

    Game Art and Design

    USD 35,048 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and game designs to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted  The curriculum examines the introduction of art and animation for video games. Students may additionally select from two concentrations: Recreation artwork, specialising in the individual and environmental design and animation; and game layout, focusing on elements of design which includes game conceptualization, play mechanic creation and prototyping.

  • Woodbury University
    7500 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504, United States

    History

    USD 35,048 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • Woodbury University
    7500 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504, United States

    Interdisciplinary Studies

    USD 35,048 Tuition Fee

    An open-source program that encourages students to self-map their curriculum by designing who they want to be as professionals. Comprising of a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasising breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualised, or regular programs.

  • Woodbury University
    7500 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504, United States

    Interior Architecture

    USD 35,048 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of interior architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field. Includes the design principles of space, form and order by model making, sketching and the historical movements in interior architecture

  • Woodbury University
    7500 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504, United States

    Management

    USD 35,048 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • Woodbury University
    7500 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504, United States

    Marketing

    USD 35,048 Tuition Fee

    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.

  • Woodbury University
    7500 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504, United States

    Media Technology

    USD 35,048 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the development, use, critical evaluation, and regulation of new electronic communication technologies using computer applications; and that prepares individuals to function as developers and managers of digital communications media. Includes instruction in computer and telecommunications technologies and processes; design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; the study of human interaction with, and use of, digital media; and emerging trends and issues.

  • Woodbury University
    7500 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504, United States

    Political Science

    USD 35,048 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • Woodbury University
    7500 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504, United States

    Psychology

    USD 35,048 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • Woodbury University
    7500 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504, United States

    Public Safety Administration

    USD 35,048 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices in management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public policy organisations, labour relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organisational leadership.

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  • Minimum GPA 3.25
  • Minimum SAT 1290

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    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    A $6,000 International Scholarship is available for international students with a 3.0 GPA (or higher). The scholarship is renewable for 4 years.  Students in the School of Architecture may renew the scholarship for 5 years as long as the 3.0 GPA is maintained while at Woodbury

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    Established in 1884

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    University nationally recognized as a College of Distinction in 2016

    University ranked in top 4% of Colleges and Universities Based on Economic Value –Economist Magazine

    Ranked 4th Safest college campuses in California –Niche

    Ranked 14th out of 110 small colleges in California for economic value -–Great College Deals 2016

    University nationally ranked 15th among Colleges That Add the Most Value –Money Magazine

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          • 1985-1988, B.S Interior Architecture

            Great introduction to the Design worldWoodbury gave me all of the necessary skills and motivation to work for large companies in the Hospitality Design arena. I am now a Partner in my own Hotel Design Studio doing work for Marriott, Hilton and Boutique Hotels. Thank you Woodbury!

          • 2000-2004, BFA

            Instructors and Small Campus Size are Great AssetsAt Woodbury I wasn't just a number. There were ample opportunities to be active in student organizations and to know my instructors on a deeper level. As an Animation student, Burbank was the perfect place to study, and my professors were industry veterans who shared real world experience.

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            Woodbury University, a great place to succeed!Woodbury University is a home away from home where I was able to develop my best abilities. With small class sizes I did not feel like a number. I felt my teachers and staff were truly interested in my education and future.