Parents and Families FAQ

Answers to some common questions

We understand that the parents and families of prospective students have lots of questions. Here are some answers.

Location and Safety

Woodbury’s campuses are not only beautiful, they are safe and comfortable places for students to learn and grow.

Woodbury University is in the heart of exciting Southern California — a region that has so much to offer! Our main campus is located at 7500 North Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91504-1052

Information about how to get to our campus by car or public transportation is available on the Our Locations page.

View a virtual tour of our Burbank and San Diego locations

Woodbury is a small, closely-knit community and our campuses in Burbank and San Diego are very safe and comfortable environments for our students. Moreover, Security Officers are on our campuses 24 hours a day, seven-days-a-week to provide assistance whenever it is necessary.

Woodbury also has a Campus Safety and Emergency Team that is tasked with ensuring that the university is prepared for an emergency, should a situation arise.

Learn more on about safety and security at Woodbury

Security can be reached on the Burbank campus at 818-252-5208 and on the San Diego campus at 619-693-4405 or 619-633-9895.

Security can help you get in touch with your student if necessary.


Learn more about the variety of undergraduate and graduate programs that we have to offer.

Woodbury offers 21 undergraduate and five graduate programs across three schools and one college: The School of Architecture, the School of Business, the School of Media, Culture & Design and the College of Liberal Arts.

The University also offers an Honors Program, an interdisciplinary, active-learning based, academic enrichment program available to high-achieving students.

Woodbury offers a variety of academic support services for students, including academic advising, peer mentoring, the Math, Science, and Subject Tutoring Center, and the Writing Center which are open and free of charge for the entire Woodbury community.

Learn more about academic support at Woodbury

The most recent academic calendars are available on the Academic Calendar page.

Woodbury’s Los Angeles Times Library offers extensive academic support services to students and member of our community.

Visit the library website

Yes! Woodbury offers a variety of services and support to help students launch their careers. Additionally, every student at Woodbury is required to do an internship for graduation, and many of our students do more than one internship. This experience, coupled with our practice-based approach to the curriculum, means that our students are well prepared to launch their careers when they graduate.

Learn more about career services at Woodbury
Learn more about internships at Woodbury


We understand that the cost of higher education is not insignificant, but we want you to know that the cost of a Woodbury education is probably less than you think it is.

You can view our current tuition and fees for both undergraduate and graduate programs on our Tuition and Fees page.

Please note that the costs listed do not take into account any financial aid that your student might receive.

Woodbury offers a variety of merit and need-based scholarship aid to students. In fact, More than 96% of our students receive some form of financial aid, with the average student financial aid package during the 2024-2025 academic year totaling over $21,000.

Learn about scholarships and financial aid at Woodbury

Questions about tuition bills can be directed to our Business Office: 818-252-5243.


Will your student be accepted to Woodbury? What is the process for applying? Here is some guidance to help you with the application process.

Prospective undergraduate students can visit our How to Apply page and prospective graduate students can visit our Applying to Graduate Programs page.

Yes! In fact, Woodbury has a very vibrant international community made up of students from dozens of countries around the globe. You can learn more about this community by visiting our International Students page.

Prospective international undergraduate students can learn more about applying to Woodbury at our Undergraduate International Applicants page. Prospective international graduate students can learn more about applying to Woodbury at our Graduate International Applicants page.

Yes! All undergraduate international applicants are automatically considered for merit-based International Student Scholarships. You can learn more at our Scholarships and Financial Aid page.

Yes! As part of Woodbury’s commitment to students who we believe have the potential to succeed but might not otherwise have access to higher education, the university offers two programs for promising prospective students.

The Bridge Program, for applicants with a GPA between 2.25 and 2.49, and the Transition Track program, for applicants with a GPA between 2.50 – 2.74, provide a wide range of additional academic support to help students succeed at the university level.

Learn more about the Bridge Program
Learn more about the Transition Track

Campus Life and Services

Woodbury is about more than just academics. Learn about our campus life and the variety of services that we offer to students.

Importantly, Woodbury University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at our University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other university-administered programs.


Woodbury is currently teaching online due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Stay at Home orders in California. Here are the resources we are providing to current students and faculty:

View our Online Learning Resources

Read an interview with our Interim Dean of Woodbury’s College of Liberal Arts, Dr. Reuben Ellis, on how Woodbury and its students are dealing with the COVID-19. Despite the difficulties and setbacks, Woodbury students and faculty are making it work and looking towards the light at the end of the tunnel.

Read the interview here

Yes! Woodbury provides housing for approximately 200 students in two residence halls on the Burbank campus.

Learn more about student housing and dining at Woodbury 

Woodbury is committed to a safe, supportive learning and working environment for all members of the campus community. As part of this commitment, we operate a cross-divisional team known as CARE (Concern, Assess, Respond, Evaluate) in order to assist all students and other members of our community with social, mental health, academic or behavioral support.

Learn more about the CARE Team

Students consistently rank Woodbury’s community among the top reasons why they love the university. We offer dozens of student clubs and activities that will enrich our student’s experience at Woodbury and also help them develop their social, emotional and leadership skills.

Learn more about the student experience at Woodbury

Woodbury is committed to providing students of all abilities access to all of our programs and services.

Learn more about our services for students with disabilities

Yes! Woodbury provides nursing and counseling services for students.

Learn more about healthcare services at Woodbury

Check out our News page which regularly highlights the activities and members of our community. You can also visit our Events page to learn more about what is happening on campus.

We also invite you to follow us on social media:


You can also listen and subscribe to the Woodbury podcast, Studio 7500, to hear interviews with students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni and learn more about our community.

Woodbury has been in existence for nearly 140 years and we have a community of thousands of alumni in Southern California and across the world. Our Alumni Relations team regularly communicates, hosts events and provides additional services to alumni.

Learn about alumni relations at Woodbury
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