Woodbury University

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First established as “Woodbury’s Business College” in 1884, Woodbury University is a private, coeducational, not-for-profit university located in Burbank, California. Woodbury is the second oldest higher education institution in Los Angles and one of the oldest business schools in the West. The school has also maintained a historic link with the world of business.

Woodbury University was ranked among the top Master’s Universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report and the Los Angeles Business Journal ranked Woodbury’s MBA program number nine.


Woodbury University is made up of four academic schools, which include a school of Business; Architecture; Media, Culture, and Design; and Transdisciplinary Studies. Together these schools offer an array of undergraduate degrees in various disciplines including Business, Architecture, Fashion Design, Animation, Graphic Design, Psychology, Interior Architecture, Psychology, Politics, Communication, History, Organizational Leadership, and Interdisciplinary Studies, as well as graduate degrees in Architecture, Business, and Organizational Leadership.

Woodbury University is one of the more racially diverse schools in the United States. The University enrolls roughly 40% white students, 37% Hispanic students, 7% international students, 11% Asian students, and 7% African-American students.


Woodbury University is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Woodbury was first accredited in 1961. Its School of Business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the university belongs to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). In 1994 the university’s Architecture program received accreditation from the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and in 1991 the university’s Interior Architecture Programs received accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD). Currently the university is seeking accreditation AACSB accreditation.

Most recently, in 2008, the Woodbury University received accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).


Woodbury University’s main campus is in Burbank, California just 12 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. In addition to its Burbank location, Woodbury has campus a campus in San Diego, where it offers Master of Architecture in Real Estate Development and a B.Arch. program. The university has two more small satellite campuses, one in Hollywood and another at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Headquarters.

At Woodbury’s Burbank campus there are two residence halls that can house up to 225 students. The large of the two halls, North Hall, has space for up to 160 resident. South Hall, the smaller hall, and the older of the two halls, can house up to 67 people.

General Information

Admission Office

7500 Glenoaks Boulevard

Burbank, CA 91510-7846

(818) 767-0888

(800) 784-9663

Fax: (818) 767-7520

Contact: Ruth Lorenzana

Director of Admissions
Main Address

7500 Glenoaks Boulevard

Burbank, CA 91510-7846

(818) 767-0888


Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,254


Suburban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 73%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $25,758 $26,978 $28,015 $29,132 +3.99%
Books and Supplies $1,386 $1,566 $1,638 $1,700 +3.79%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $8,510 $8,768 $8,978 $9,336 +3.99%
Other $2,934 $2,970 $3,042 $3,164 +4.01%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $9,288 $10,152 $10,872 $11,306 +3.99%
Other $3,618 $3,870 $3,996 $4,155 +3.98%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $38,588 $40,282 $41,673 $43,332 +3.98%
In-state Off Campus $40,050 $42,566 $44,521 $46,293 +3.98%
In-state with Family $27,144 $28,544 $29,653 $30,832 +3.98%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $15,822
In-state Student Fees $244
Out-of-state Tuition $15,822
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $244

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 97 68%
Grant or scholarship aid 96 67% $1,512,870 $15,759
• Federal grants 50 35% $236,559 $4,731
• Pell grants 50 35% $186,559 $3,731
• Other federal grants 31 22% $50,000 $1,613
State and local government grant or scholarships 37 26% $253,155 $6,842
Institutional scholarships or grants 95 66% $1,023,156 $10,770
Student loan financial aid 96 67% $626,965 $6,531
• Federal student loans 96 67% $447,750 $4,664
• Other student loans 15 10% $179,215 $11,948

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 220 172
Architecture and Related Services 84 7
Architecture 72
Interior Architecture 12
Real Estate Development 7
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 83 165
Accounting 15
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations 15
Business Administration and Management, General 39 96
Marketing/marketing Management, General 5
Organizational Leadership 9 69
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 6
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 6
History 5
History, Other 5
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 4
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 4
Psychology 4
Psychology, General 4
Visual and Performing Arts 34
Commercial and Advertising Art 7
Fashion/apparel Design 14
Film/video and Photographic Arts, Other 13
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B
Interior Architecture B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art B
Fashion Design B
Film/video and photographic arts B
Graphic Design B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Fashion Merchandising B
Marketing Management B
Organizational Behavior Studies B

Communications & Journalism

Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Politics and history B


Psychology – General B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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