The City of Redlands has excellent educational resources ranging from K-12 to college level. Students consistently score above county, state and national averages on every academic assessment. Redlands schools have been named California Distinguished Schools 26 times and three schools have been commended, nominated or designated National Blue Ribbon Schools.

U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University of Redlands 12th (tie) of 125 western Regional Universities; 5th in the Best Value category. The Princeton Review has also named U of R as one of the top colleges in the nation.