Loma Linda University, LLU, is a private medical sciences university located in southern California. Loma Linda University is run by the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and specializes in a vast number of health science related studies. LLU was founded in 1905 to meet their vision of combining a medical education with the Christian worldview.
Loma Linda University “seeks to extend the healing and teaching ministries of Jesus Christ to make man whole through education, expanding knowledge and and providing comprehensive, competent and compassionate healthcare.” As a part of their mission, LLU is active in medical research and encourages their students and graduates to look into worldwide medical service opportunities.
The Loma Linda University Campus is located on 97 acres in tranquil Loma Linda, California. Loma Linda University is within an hour of many high interest areas, including downtown Los Angeles, Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, many famous and beautiful California beaches such as Huntington Beach and Long Beach, and a myriad of other points of interest. John Wayne Airport, LA/Ontario Airport and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are all within an hour and a half of LLU.
Loma Linda University has eight schools on campus. These schools are the School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Allied Health Professions, School of Behavioral Health, School of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, and the School of Religion. Within these eight schools, there are over 55 possible degree programs available to undergraduate students. In addition to undergraduate degrees, Loma Linda has a very competitive and complete offering of graduate degrees at both the masters and doctorate level. Loma Linda also has a medical center, also run by the Seventh Day Adventist church, that partners with the university to enhance student education by practical learning.
Loma Linda University does not currently offer athletic programs. However, researchers at the school are conducting studies on athletics and the effect on health.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Loma Linda University is very unique in that it charges a different price for tuition for each degree program. In addition to the different courses charging a unique amount, each year of the program has a specific fee assigned as well. The best way to determine the tuition cost is to contact the school directly regarding the program that you are interested in studying to determine the full cost of the program, and the yearly breakdown of those costs.
Currenty, approximately 69% of Loma Linda University students receive some type of financial aid, and approximately 126 million dollars of aid money was distributed.
Loma Linda University is accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition to this accreditation, Loma Linda University is accredited by many other medical accrediting agencies for their individual programs. Among these many accreditations are the Association of American Medical Colleges, The American Physical Therapy Association, and the California Department of Health.
The application process for Loma Linda University depends on the degree program and the school you are seeking to enter. Additionally, each school and degree program has their own deadline for applications, although many of the programs will accept applications only until the desired number of students has been accepted. For more information about the specific deadlines for your desired program, please visit the Loma Linda University webpage: http://www.llu.edu/allied-health/sahp/deadlines.page?
It is also advised that you contact the department directly to schedule an interview and keep up to date with the application process.