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Why Woodbury?

Woodbury offers a unique experience that is personal, communal and practice-based. Every major requires an internship, giving students work experience and a competitive advantage after graduation. We’re also located in one of the most exciting and vibrant communities in the world–in the heart of Southern California’s creative economy.

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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
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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
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Develop your leadership abilities

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