Woodbury University

Burbank, California
4-year Private university


Woodbury University is a private institution established in 1884 with a suburban setting located in Burbank. It is ranked 40 in Regional Universities West in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $44,886 (2024). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 868. It practices a semester-based academic calendar. Students at Woodbury University can pursue graduate and undergraduate degrees in the Schools of Architecture; Business; Media, Culture, and Design; and the Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies. Students are required to complete at least one internship before they graduate, and the Careers and Alumni Office can help them secure one with services such as cover letter critiques and job boards. Students can also get involved on campus by exploring more than a dozen organizations, in addition to about four fraternities and sororities and student government.

#40 Regional Universities West
Location Burbank, California
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1884
Selectivity Low
Size Small
868 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Psychology
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $39,855
Outstate Tuition Fee $39,855
Room and Board Fees $14,512
$43,674 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


63% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$85 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.4 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Optional
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
-- Not Reported
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
-- Not Reported

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Considered
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

1) Completion of a transferable English composition course (non-ESL) with a grade of C or better, from an accredited U.S. college or university
2) Completion of an accredited English language program with the highest proficiency level, from the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), or the American Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$33,866 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$26,116 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $63,601
80% Students with need received Financial Aid
4.9% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted 1) FAFSA 2)Woodbury University Application for Financial Aid

Merit Scholarships

Woodbury merit scholarship and grants
Total Worth $8,000-$20,000
Eligibility First year students
Minimum Criteria Based on Highschool GPA
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships


868 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
73% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
31% Students graduate within 6 years