Loma Linda University
Nichol Hall Room 1521
Loma Linda, California 92350
Tel 909/558-4546or
Fax 909/824-4291


$19,400 Bachelor's
Room and board:
Fees, books, misc.:
$925 approx.

Undergraduates receiving aid:
Average financial aid package:

Ph.D. (or last required degree):
Student/faculty ratio:

Although LLU offers over 55 academic programs, the following have the most competitive admissions process: physical therapy, medicine, dentistry, dental hygiene, occupational therapy, clinical psychology, and health promotion and education.

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Loma Linda University
Nichol Hall Room 1521
Loma Linda, California 92350

College Description
Founded in 1905, Loma Linda University is a health sciences university located in southern California 60 miles east of Los Angeles close to San Bernardino and near beaches, mountains, and the desert. The University is part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church's system of higher education. As such it provides an environment for learning that emphasizes individual commitment to Christ, personal integrity, intellectual development, and community service. Seven schools and a Faculty of Religion comprise the University campus. More than 55 health-related programs are offered through the Schools of Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and the Graduate School. Loma Linda recently opened the School of Pharmacy. Curricula offered range from certificates of completion and associate in science degrees to doctor of philosophy and professional doctoral degrees. The University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Academic Life
Unique opportunities abound for students enrolled in the University. Students have the opportunity to participate in bi-monthly trips to Baja California, where they provide public health, nursing, dental, and basic medical services to the local population who, in many instances, would otherwise be unable to obtain health care. Each summer, students from all the disciplines may elect to travel overseas, providing health care and assisting in mission hospitals or clinics in such countries as Malawi, Zambia, Uganda, Nepal, India, Hong Kong, and Brazil. Closer to home, students are provided with the opportunity of working in Social Action Corps free medical clinics that are supervised by faculty members from several of the University's schools.

Campus Life
Students are encouraged to get involved in the student body activities provided through the Student Affairs Office, individual schools, or one of seven clubs. Activities are organized by one of the many clubs, such as the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) and the Black Health Professions Student Association (BHPSA). The Student Association plans outings to the beach, the mountains for skiing, the lake for waterskiing, and the desert for hiking at Joshua Tree National Park. Other activities where students can do community outreach include the program Meals on Wheels, the Ronald McDonald House, ACTS program for the elderly, and Thanksgiving and Christmas adopt-a-kid programs for community disadvantaged kids. Dormitory facilities are available for both men and women.

Facilities and Resources
Uniquely situated on the same campus with Loma Linda University Medical Center, students have the opportunity to "rub shoulders" with leaders in the world of research. The Medical Center is world-renowned for its infant heart transplant programs headed by Dr. Leonard Bailey. In addition, the Medical Center has the world's first hospital-based proton accelerator, which is revolutionizing the treatment for certain types of cancer. Students can also enjoy the new sports and recreational Drayson Center, which offers indoor and outdoor running tracks, racquetball and tennis courts, two Olympic-size swimming pools, basketball courts, weight room, exercise machine rooms, and many more services accessible to students. Intramural sports are organized by the staff at Drayson Center. Each school has computer labs for student with the latest software packages available and access to the Internet.

Financial Aid
Once students have applied for a particular program, they are encouraged to complete a FAFSA (financial aid form for student aid) form. Each student is assigned a financial aid advisor who works with that student for the duration of his or her academic program. Once the Financial Aid Office receives all completed documentation, a financial aid offer is sent to each student.

Admission Requirements
All of LLU applicants are transfer students. The University does not admit freshman college students. Students must attend an accredited college or university where they can complete all prerequisite course work. Deadlines for applications, prerequisites, GPA, standardized tests, and interviews vary with each of the six schools. Students must request information from the school offering the academic program of their choice.

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