Woodbury University proudly stands behind the degree success of each of its new students.

We are so confident in our 18 degree programs and our world-class faculty that we guarantee:

#1: A new student will have the opportunity to earn his/her degree within four years (five for Architecture)
#2: Receive a merit-based annual scholarship
#3: Participate in eye-opening worldly experiences
#4: Find full-time employment or future graduate study after commencement.*

There’s no other University in California providing such an ambitious level of promise and assurance. We are honored and proud to offer top-ranking higher learning and we want our new students to experience the commitment we have in their success. *For complete details about program qualifications, click here!

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for any of the guarantees, students must maintain good academic and financial standing, make satisfactory progress each year, remain in good disciplinary standing, and meet target grade point averages and published payment deadlines. Woodbury University reserves the right to discontinue and/or modify the terms of the Woodbury University Guarantee Program at any time.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Nearly 84% of our full-time students who apply for financial aid receive scholarships or grants, with an average award totaling more than $15,500 per year.

Woodbury University Rankings

Money Magazine Ranks Woodbury University 15th Among Nation’s “25 Colleges That Add the Most Value.”


Woodbury University is accredited by the Senior Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges; and is approved by the Postsecondary Commission, California Department of Education. In 1994, the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited the Architecture program. The School of Business received its accreditation from the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in spring of 1991 and from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in spring, 2014.

Campus Tours

A campus visit is really the only way to picture yourself going to class, working in a studio, living in the residence halls or taking a break with your friends at Woody’s Cafe. Visitors will have the opportunity to converse with our knowledgeable guides in the Admissions lobby and during the guided tour.


Woodbury University has launched a pioneering Professional Writing (WRIT) program to meet the growing demand for effective communicators.


For individuals committed to building safer communities, The Public Safety Administration (PSAD) program provides a unique, interdisciplinary approach to studying criminal justice and behavior.


Noted architect and Woodbury University educator Barbara Bestor, AIA, has received a 2015 National Honor Award for Interior Architecture from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Joan Marques, PhD., assistant dean of Woodbury University's School of Business, has been awarded the rank of "Commandeur" in the order of the Yellow Star by the President of the Republic of Suriname, her native country.


Animation Department and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation degree program ranked No. 14 among the Top 25 Animation Schools in the West. No. 45 among the Top 100 Animation Schools in the nation by Animation Career Review. Animation Career Review: Animation school listed on 'Top 25 Schools You Should Hire From'


Game Art & Design Program Ranked 43rd Nationally
Graphic Design USA named Woodbury's Graphic Design program to its 2015 “Top Design Schools” listing. (25 schools on the list)


Woodbury's Interior Architecture program ranks #2 in the West by DesignIntelligence

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