Loma Linda University Reviews

  • 55 Reviews
  • Loma Linda (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $31,058
40% of 55 students said this degree improved their career prospects
91% of 55 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 3/11/2022
  • Degree: Social Work
"Very unorganized social work program. Save money and go elsewhere. There is only about 2 teachers that truly care about the students and the staff plays favorites. Don’t trust any staff because they talk behind students backs. …Many students don’t graduate on time because of the careless errors of the administration."
  • Reviewed: 10/18/2021
  • Degree: Speech Pathology
"Anyone who applies for SLPA , should know that they do not emphasize the following on their admissions page 1. Log in at mid night of enrollment date, for example if the application date(s) are September 27th - October1st. Make sure you login at 11:59 and be the first to enroll. I know this from experience as I have done it and the office will tell you there were many candidates before you logged in hence you did not get in...this is15 minutes after you login. Interestingly the window of applications is open for a week :) Also be prepared for the system to crash on you and there is no contact point. 2. They will keep insisting the selection is 'random' not sure what that means. 3. They also say if you apply at least three times, you are bound to get into the program fourth time for sure. 4. Having said that, no idea what 'random' entitles as if its not GPA, reference letters and a keen interest into the program doesn't make you a good candidate for a four month certification after applying diligently for the past three years then who is the best candidate? 5. When I reached out to see if I could appeal their, random admission process. I received email saying I should try 'other' colleges, unfortunately with a B.S. SLP there are only two programs in California rest of them are Associate degree in SLPA. 6. If trying to get into the program for past three years, is not dedication then not sure how they 'randomly' recognize the right candidate for the program and oh I am NOT a Christian. 5. They do not require you to submit GPA or reference letters."
  • Reviewed: 5/14/2020
  • Degree: Social Work
"I had a wonderful experience at Loma Linda in the MSW program. I did the Title IV-E program and it set me up for a very successful career in social work. I appreciated the clinical focus that LLU has in this program. I also appreciated the small class sizes and personal attention from the professors, as well as the religious/spiritual aspect of the program."
Amen U.
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Loma Linda University is an excellent institution for learning and is a world redounded. I would highly recommend Loma Linda for those who want quality education to prepare for the professional workforce. In addition, there are great support systems in place for students of various backgrounds. The mission and values of Loma Linda University "to make man whole," creates a setting of advancing medical science and to provide a stimulating clinical and research environment for the education of physicians, nurses, and other health professionals."
Kiyanah Myles
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2017
  • Degree: Counseling
"Loma Linda University is a faith based institution (Christian/Adventist), but welcomes students from all different backgrounds. The students are very welcoming and helpful when it comes to studies and working on projects together. The university itself is very diverse, with people coming from all over the country to study. I am in the Behavioral Health MS Counseling/LPCC/PPS (Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling with a concentration in education) program, which is a dual specialization that allows me to be a licensed clinical counselor or to work in a school setting as a school counselor, so I definitely have options when it comes to choosing a career. Pros: The professors are interpersonal and are engaged. especially when you open yourself to the opportunity. Loma Linda has great networking opportunities, especially for those interested in the health field, as they have the hospital close by. For those in the counseling department there is not many scholarships available, so financial aid loans will have to do, but the bummer is the high cost of tuition and living. I do not live on campus, but I know the cost of dorms are on the high end, so living off campus is a bit cheaper. They do have a small community of people who rent out rooms, studios, apartments for a decent price,; you have to start early, but they are decent places to stay. The community is small, so you would have to drive out at least 30m min to get to a larger social environment, but its worth it in order to have "self care". Also, if one of the reasons you are attending this school is because of "religious" reasons, the church is on campus and they have services that appeal to the young adult crowd, along with other young adult and service activities that appeal to not just those of a faith background. They also have opportunities to go on mission trips. Cons: The cons of the Behavioral Health program is that some of the books used are old, which does not allow students to gain advanced information in the classroom, unless they do more searching outside of class time. For those of a faith background, if you are looking for classes that integrate faith, this is not it. I am a Christian and I was looking for an integration of devotion or of the sort, however, during exams, professors do pray, but I guess my thought of a faith based university looked differently. Overall, my experience in the last few quarters have been great, especially meeting of new people in my cohort and others in the MFT and Child Life Specialist programs, as we have classes together, so it builds and expands the relationships while on this journey."
  • Reviewed: 6/22/2017
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"My doctor of pharmacy degree program that is committed to ensuring the best possible education for their students. Our faculty always goes the extra mile for their students and I could not be happier at any other pharmacy program. The school offers many clinical and academic opportunities that help facilitate learning."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Loma Linda University is a leader in health sciences and provides excellent training in a number of health professions."
Thomas Shank
  • Reviewed: 4/10/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Loma Linda University is an institution that has a lot of nurture, care, intelligence, and discipline to vocation and purpose. It's an incredible place to learn in! Their facilities and services available are top notch. As a student you are opportunities are limitless, from research to the complexities of cases you see."
Asharie Campbell
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"The integration of the spiritual with the intellectual as a belief at Loma Linda is one aspect of the university that attracts me. I too believe in the whole man- the spiritually, physically, and mentally healthy individual- and I prefer to be in an environment that supports and provides the opportunities to fulfill my continuous goal of being healthy. I am also attracted to the outreach philosophy of Loma Linda University. Loma Linda provides numerous opportunities to meet the needs of the community as well as to travel abroad. I am excited about the potential to take advantage of these opportunities in the dental school. I chose to apply for advanced education at the School of Dentistry to fulfill my dream. I already hold a Ph.D. from Loma Linda in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. I did research for almost a decade and have taught on and off over the last 15 years. I gain much satisfaction from both fields and I am passionate about my current work as a Biology Instructor. But ultimately, my true love is dentistry and God has aligned for the time to fulfill that dream to be now."
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Campus is very welcoming and beautiful. Tons of student housing-make sure to look in the school paper and local real estate offices. Classes held in new buildings with multimedia projectors for professors. Overlap between departments is good- allied health has their own mixers/nights out so students can mingle. You can walk all around campus although most prefer to bike."
Brianna Velasquez
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Loma Linda University provides the opportunity to succeed in medical related studies while promoting mental, physical, social, and intellectual well being. This university genuinely cares about their students and is certain about the ability to better the lives of others relies on the well being of the professionals we become. All professors of Loma Linda University attain the reputation of being more than just educators but life mentors as well. I am currently in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Master of Science Degree program to become a speech-language pathologist. The path has so far been life changing and as complexity grows, interest and excellence grows as well. My program has wonderful professionals in the field who take time to incorporate faith into our studies which provides an unexplainable strength to reach the dream of helping others. Loma Linda University was without a doubt my number one choice to continue with graduate school."
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Loma Linda University is a great, non-professional, health-centered university with quality programs for those considering professions in health care."
Patricia Jean Bandera
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2016
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"Pros: The faculty is great and truly care for their students success Cons: The campus does not focus on social events with other departments as strong compared to other schools."
Denisa Lohnes
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2016
  • Degree: Biology
"I am grateful for the opportunity to attend Loma Linda University. The school is very challenging. There is a lot of coursework and the demands on the students is very high. However, I feel that this University has great values, promotes overall health and well-being, and provides a well rounded educational experience."
Team Dig Dug
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"This prestigious university is known for its high standards and ability to produce highly trained medical professionals. This is not the case with the orthotic and prosthetic program. Save yourself the time, effort, and money and apply to a different program."
Team Dig Dug
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"This prestigious university is known for its high standards and ability to produce highly trained medical professionals. This is not the case with the orthotic and prosthetic program. Save yourself the time, effort, and money and apply to a different program."
Dimitri Anton
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2015
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"The pros are that this is a well regarded program with a great reputation in the occupational therapy community. They have agreements with many hospitals and clinics from which to choose for clinical rotations. The biggest plus is that the student body for the program is not very large, which makes for an environment that is extremely conducive to learning. Because the program is small, it is also much easier to see professors during office hours for questions. The faculty/staff are cordial, friendly, and want to see their students succeed."
Renik Delisser
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"PROS: Intensive, competitive, and rigorous curricula Accessible faculty members Above national average mean scores on standardized exams Stellar placement into residency programs Cooperative, collaborative atmosphere CONS: Large class size Poor emphasis on research experiences Lack of support to students desiring to attend subspecialty conferences Added requirement of religion courses"
Hala Saad
  • Reviewed: 11/5/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"Pros: Top quality of education Cons: Financial Aid is hard to get"
Elden Johnson
  • Reviewed: 9/11/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"It was an all-around great experience once we got past the financial aspect. Cost of living is really high in the Inland Empire. I'm married and have two children so the financial aid that is available is not even in the ballpark of close to enough. A family of four has to find off campus housing which is scary expensive. I ended having to work part-time to cover expenses, while doing a full-time PhD. Not ideal. But if you can deal with that, or if you're single, this can be a great experience!"