Why Woodbury?

Woodbury University was founded in 1884 and is a small, creative institution located in the heart of one of the most exciting places in the world. 

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About Woodbury University

Discover the possibilities awaiting you at Woodbury University!

Woodbury at a Glance

#23 Best Value

Woodbury ranks #23 Best Value Schools by US News.

US News

#4 Economic Value

Woodbury ranks among the top 4% of colleges and universities based on economic value by The Economist.

The Economist

#10 Upward Mobility

The New York Times ranks Woodbury 10 among 161 higher education institutions in California on upward student mobility.

The New York Times

#14 Economic Value

Woodbury ranks 14 out of 110 small colleges in California for economic value by Great College Deals.

Great College Deals

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Burbank, California

Our campus is a scenic 22-acres situated in Burbank, California at the heart of Los Angeles’ creative economy. Located in the San Fernando Valley, Woodbury lies adjacent to the Verdugo foothills near the Angeles National Forest. The campus straddles the border between Los Angeles and Burbank, providing students with the best of both cities, ranging from world-class film and entertainment studios, to the LA Fashion District, to the region’s thriving creative and startup community and so much more.

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Internships - Gain work experience during college

  • Internships are a graduation requirement for all majors
  • Woodbury’s Los Angeles/Burbank location provides a wealth of internship opportunities that allow students to gain practical work experience in their field of interest
  • Learn more here
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Learn in an intimate and engaging setting

  • With a student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1 and an average class size of 13, we create an learning environment where students engage and learn in ways that are just not possible at a larger institution
  • Our size also enables us to provide a more personalized approach to our educational and extracurricular offerings
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Ranked among the top in the nation

  • Ranked 40th in Overall Rank – Regional Universities West by U.S. News
  • Ranked 24th Best Value Schools by U.S. News & World Report, 2022)
  • School of Architecture among top 25 Most Admired Architecture Schools in the nation (Design Intelligence, 2019-20) and ranked 11th Most Hired From in the nation (Design Intelligence, 2019-20)
  • Interior Design program ranked 8th in Practice Management, 10th in Project Planning and Management (Design Intelligence, 2022)
  • Animation is ranked among the top 20 programs on the West Coast by Animation Career Review (2019)
  • Architecture ranks among the top 20 undergraduate architecture programs in the nation by DesignIntelligence  (2018)
  • Game Art & Design ranks among the top 10 programs in California by Animation Career Review (2018 & 2022)
  • Graphic Design ranks as a “Top Design School“ by GDUSA Magazine (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Graphic Design ranks as a top program nationally and #15 in California by Animation Career Review (2021)
  • Interior Architecture is among the “most hired from schools” as compiled by DesignIntelligence (2018)
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Prepare for your career by engaging in it from the start

  • Internships are required for all our majors which means you’ll apply your learning with hands on experience and boost your resume
  • Develop a variety of skills and abilities applicable across different careers with on-campus employment and experience

See Los Angeles like you never have before

  • Learn about the city in its diversity, neighborhoods, and cultures
  • Involve yourself in faculty-led seminars, co-curricular programs,  and community-based experiences

Develop your leadership abilities

  • Join student organizations that inspire involvement
  • Get leadership training that is intentional and developmental

Explore cutting-edge research and theories

  • Investigate ideas faculty bring directly to the classroom through design research, entrepreneurial activity, and provocative social practice
  • Create your own learning opportunities through student-centered research and student-inspired courses

Experience the arts

  • Visit gallery shows and performances from outside artists
  • Participate in student performance and exhibitions
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Learn in a beautiful and safe environment

  • Woodbury University is one of the region’s safest campuses.
  • In 2017, Niche.com ranked Woodbury the third safest campus in California
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