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Loma Linda University Reviews

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  • 11/09/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 1 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Loma Linda offers the best and has the best so never doubt the knowledge that is given to you by wonderful people.

    Tips for prospective students

    just try your hardest and never give up because sooner or later everything will pay off.

    Bang for the buck

    i know that Loma Linda will cost a lot but if its something that i really want then i know i can do it.

    Will enjoy being here

    i know that i will enjoy being at Loma Linda because it sounds like a wonderful campus and i will probably learn great experience from it.

    Will learn a lot

    i think that Loma Linda has a lot to offer especially in what i want to major that's why i have chosen this college that i want to attend.

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 2 of 18

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    disneyland is 45 minutes away. this school also has intramurals and many christian activities.

    Food and Dining

    all food on campus is vegetarian.

    Academic Rigor

    be prepared for a rigorous course schedule.

    In three sentences

    loma linda is a wonderful christian university. it will provide you with the best education while allowing yourself to be a well rounded student.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 3 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The staff are great, they are always friendly, prompt, and take safety very seriously. I especially enjoy watching the K-9 training sessions.

    Greek Life

    I'm not sure about the rest of the school but the School of Nursing has 'Sigma Theta Tau' which is the honor society you can be invited into as a senior.

    Great for these types of students

    Dedicated, disciplined, self-starter.

    Bang for the buck

    LLU is a wonderful Christian school. Just as the medical center's motto is To Make Man Whole, the instructional, support, and administrative staff make a clear efforts to provide us with education to treat the 'whole person' and not just the physical aspect of medicine.

    What to do for fun

    It is as fun as you want it to be. As a nursing student, I do not have time for any extra curricular activities but I thoroughly enjoy each day at school. Your experience is what you make it.

    Food and Dining

    All the food at LLU is great! If you want meat you have to leave campus however, the food is so good meat is not missed. This is one of the few places where 'vegetarian' does not mean salad.

    Dorm Life

    I have no personal experience in the dorms here or any other school but reports from classmates who dorm make it sound like the 'typical' experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The course work requires exemplary time management. The content is not horribly difficult but there is a lot to learn in a short time (quarter system). LLU is not for you if you think hanging with friends is more important than staying up on reading or studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before applying, do your homework; know the school. Have a plan, it may change and that is OK but they like people who have really thought their future out. If you are called for an interview, be real; not what you think they want you to be.

    In three sentences

    Loma Linda University is a leader in both care and academics. The staff goes above and beyond to help each student and fosters a culture of support and encouragement. If you are seeking medical education, LLU is the clear choice.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 4 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Loma Linda is expensive!

    Food and Dining

    It is average, the food at the hospitals are vegetarian but there are local fast food joints and restaurants within 15 minutes of the campus

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are tough but the faculty is always helpful and want to see you succeed

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you look into your programs early and get all the pre-requisites that are required done early. Don't be afraid to call and ask as many questions as you'd like. Go take a tour of the campus

    In three sentences

    Loma Linda is great. Everyone that you encounter, students, staff are extremely nice and helpful. Latest Technology is great.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    So many opportunities to connect to great people in the surrounding communities and agencies.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging programs with necessary course work

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention to all deadlines and submit all required documents early.

    In three sentences

    Loma Linda University is a great school, with staff that will be right by your side through the entire educational process.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Smaller school so that means more availability with professors and more hands on.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a great overall school. Do not be intimidated by the fact that it is a Christian school. You will be pleased with the cheap on campus living. Top choice if interested in Health Care field.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a private University so it is expected to be a little more on the pricey side. Yet it is definitely worth the amount for the type of education you get.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people are great here, which makes it easy to get along with. Only reason why not to give it a 5 star is because everything is closed on any given Friday night or Saturday.

    Am learning a lot

    The staff here are very concerned about your learning experience so they provide as many resources as possible. It is a smaller campus so there is never worry about wait time for tutors or appointments with professors.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very safe, small town but some surrounding areas outside of loma linda are kind of rough.

    Greek Life

    non-existant

    Clubs and Activities

    llu has several religious, volunteer and athletic organizations as well as many professional associations and clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    religious, multicultural, health-conscious, health/service/science career-oriented, athletic, those valuing a balanced lifestyle, volunteering/service-oriented, students with families, part-time students with full-time jobs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the campus is rather socially-conservative, so you won't find any kind of unusual traditions, such as people running around in their underwear before finals, that you might find at other universities.

    Bang for the buck

    as for any private university, llu education is expensive but is a great investment considering that llu graduates are very competitive in securing the best-paying jobs in the healthcare and science fields after graduation. undergraduates students considering graduate schools are also very successful in gaining acceptance to top graduate schools.

    What to do for fun

    if you like exercise and outdoors, the drayson center has state of the art athletic facilities with many fields and a very large outdoor pool with a water slide. nearby mountains offer great hiking trails and the nice weather year-round is perfect for riding bikes around the city. students with a car can also venture out to the local movie theater, shopping areas, water park, and snowy mountains during winter. orange county beaches and theme parks are an hour drive when there's no traffic. llu offers discount student tickets for nearby attractions such as six flags magic mountain, knott's berry farm, disneyland, universal studios, san diego zoo and seaworld, and many more.

    Food and Dining

    since llu is a seventh day adventist institution, all of the food and dining options are vegetarian and healthy. there are many delicious options available in the student cafeteria and cafes on campus. the university-affiliated grocery store, loma linda market, also provides a vast selection of fresh, healthy foods and locally-grown produce. the only downside is that these establishments close around 6 or 7 pm and are not open on saturday. nearby off-campus dining options include several asian restaurants, panera bread, bj's and some fast-food chains.

    Dorm Life

    most students commute or rent private apartments, but there are a few dorm options available. some of the dorms are on top of a hill and have a very beautiful view of loma linda. dorms are separate for males and females. married students and students with families have an option to live in apartment-style dorms. there are also many privately-owned apartments and houses available within walking distance from campus for students. when shared with roommates, this is a very affordable option ($350-500 per person/month).

    Academic Rigor

    the academic rigor is comparable to california's best public universities (ucla, ucsd, ucsf, uc berkeley, ucsb). students study a lot but also find time to enjoy many outside-of-class activities and lead a healthy, balanced lifestyle. in fact, wholeness and a well-balanced lifestyles are one of core values of llu and professors understand that students have a life outside of academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    admission is competitive so it helps to have a strong academic record, especially in the sciences if applying to one of the healthcare programs. having work experience and leadership skills is also a plus. llu also values faith-based service and volunteer work. individuals who are well-rounded, hardworking and have a balanced lifestyle will make successful students at llu.

    In three sentences

    llu is a great university for aspiring healthcare professionals. the university's hospital and many healthcare facilities provide students with great real-world preparation. combined with enthusiastic professors and state of the art learning facilities, it is a winning combination and a great educational investment.

  • 03/13/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    8 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    research what you want to go into, and look in depth at llu.

    In three sentences

    loma linda looks like a fantastic med school, and i'm excited that my profession is offered here. many from my family have attended, and my grandfather has several friends here. plus, it's in a gorgeous spot in california.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There are no fraternities or sororities

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun since it is located in the So. Cal area.

    Food and Dining

    All Vegetarian food

    Dorm Life

    Tranquil and quiet for the most part

    Academic Rigor

    Very rigorous

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on interpersonal communication skills and community service activities.

    In three sentences

    Loma Linda is a great college for obtaining a graduate degree. Loma Linda is expensive, but has high quality education. Smaller teacher-student ratios help ensure proper attention is paid to each individual.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    No Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are not many club and activities to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoor people and christian students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is an SDA school so we celebrate sabbath so everything is closed from Friday sundown till Saturday sundown.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is pretty pricey but I have loved my experience here and I think the money is totally worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Get together with friends and make an intramural team, go to vespers and take a walk around campus. There's not much to do around but go to the theaters and dinners .

    Food and Dining

    Everything is vegetarian food, no meat or caffeine is sold in campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not as fun as at other schools but the deans try to make events/feedings in order for the girls to mingle.

    Academic Rigor

    Course work is duable but it requires you to do a lot of studying. Exams required you to really know the topics in order to use your critical thinking skills and choose the correct answer. Because at many times there are two correct answers but one is better.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard and to be challenged.

    In three sentences

    One of the best nursing schools in California. Professors really care about their students and try to get to know us in a personal basis. The school as well provide their nursing students to do rotations at LLU Children's Hospital, LLU Medical Center, LLU Urgent Care and LLU Behavioral Medicine.

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus for the most part is safe. Usually when out at night, other students are out to, whether going to the dorms, coming back from the library, or going somewhere.

    Great for these types of students

    Depends on the type of program that the student signs up for, but for nursing it is challening and requires time management. Give priority to school work and then going out to have fun. The school does expect alot from its students and wants to see them do good.

    Food and Dining

    The school does not provide school--it does not have meal plans that you can sign up for. There are place to eat nearby, such as the hospital's cafeteria, a cafeteria in the bookstore, or other small shops around. Students must provide their own meals.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm is usually quiet, which makes is a good place to study, however the dorm does have several activity scattered throughout the quarters that the residents can participate in such as during the week once every so weeks, the dorms provides dinner, which is always delicious, as much as you want, and they provide dessert (like ice cream, pies, cake, etc). The first sunday of the month they also offer breakfast after a small worship gathering, in which a guest speaker comes in and talks about things that young women can relate to. The dorm itself has a gym to work out in or the school's bigger gym is at a walking distance from the dorm. The different schools are all at a walking distance of the dorms, which makes it easy.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are there to help students and also the nursing program offers a tutoring center or students that already took that class offer study groups, which are very helpful. However, it the courses are hard and the tests, from the very first course, are challening because from the very beginning, the school begins to train students to think like nurses, which is not easy--there are alot of things to consider when trying to help a patient. As the courses progress, what was learned from previous classes need to be applied to new courses, they cannot be forgotten because new stuff and old stuff go together.

    Tips for prospective students

    The school does have a reputation of being a good school and the school knows this, so they do tend to push you hard during tests or assignments. The grading system is different from other schools--when getting a grade that would be an A in other school for the university it might be a B+ or A-. The school wants its students to succeed and the teachers are aware that they give you a lot of information, so they try to help you along. However it is a lot of material the program expects you to learn, so from day one learn well what you are learning because as the classes continue alot of what was taught before comes back. If what was learned previous isn't remembered, it slows down the student.

    In three sentences

    The university of Loma Linda is a Seventhday Adventist school that tries to maintain a friendly and helpful campus. The teachers of the school of nursing are enthusiastic about what they are teaching, show interest in their student's learning, and are always more than willing to help their students with any questions or concerns.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    medical students, nursing, allied health

    What to do for fun

    Nothing much

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of things

    In three sentences

    Great university for healthcare major

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 18

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You can go to the movies with your friends on the weekends. Also you can have worship with christians just like you.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay but you get used to it. Everything is either vegan or vegetarian on campus. There are four different places you can go to eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I like the dorms. It is nice and spacious. Hopefully you're lucky to have a cool roommate while you're there.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers really want to see you succeed. They are willing to help you with anything, You must have a studious mindset to go to Loma Linda.

    Tips for prospective students

    I think students who are thinking about coming here for health degrees should come. This school really focuses on health, medical fields, and Dentistry. I would recommend students to attend Loma Linda.

    In three sentences

    I love this school. The weather is amazing and the departments are so close to the dorms. The food is okay but you get used to it. I think Loma Linda is a great school to go to.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 18

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do in the neighboring cities, like movie theaters, minature golf, minor league baseball games, and more.

    Food and Dining

    It's a vegetarian campus, however there are many different types of restaurants around campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, so I wouldn't know

    Tips for prospective students

    Save money, it is expensive! Be sure to talk to the counselors of the different programs, they are very helpful.

    In three sentences

    Excellent school for those interested in medicine. Very helpful in meeting every students needs. Great place to fellowship with other students serious about healthcare.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    15 of 18

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Study :)

    Academic Rigor

    I have heard from past students that classes are very rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    I believe Loma Linda is looking for students whom are well rounded and support the schools values.

    In three sentences

    Loma Linda University is a great, highly prestigious school. The staff I have meet thus far have all been great and very helpful. This is my dream school and I feel lucky to have been accepted.

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's a pretty safe campus.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the movies at Krikorian in Redlands.

    Food and Dining

    Panera is close by and Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    I have enjoyed the dorm life!

    Academic Rigor

    It's a tough program, but doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard! The party comes after you graduate!

    In three sentences

    I love Loma Linda University's motto, to make man whole, and to further the teachings of Jesus Christ.

  • 08/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It is an expensive school but it is worth every penny. The education and experience you receive at that school is just amazing.

    What to do for fun

    They have a beautiful gym with an inside track and a very large pool.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of vegetarian and vegan food, but there food is very flavorful and provides you with a lot of energy. There is also no caffeine so you wont find any energy drinks or coffee. There are plenty of restaurants and food courts around loma linda

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus but what I do know is that the dorms are not co-ed, and if your under 21 its recommended you live in the dorms, how strict they are on that i am not to sure.

    Academic Rigor

    Since they are a Seven Day Adventist university they are not like any other University. they have strict dress code and life style that they do enforce.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to study! The programs are intense but everyone is willing to help you. Learn how to manage your time and stay focused on why you are there!

    In three sentences

    LLU is a seven-day Adventist school, the school only allows for so many students to be in a program and you are with those same students for the duration of the year. Which is good it allows you to get quality education and the staff is very helpful.

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    18 of 18

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Very culturally diverse

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    integration of Christian Faith

    Bang for the buck

    private school, but very good school.

    Food and Dining

    vegetarian cafeteria, I perfer meat in my diet.

    Academic Rigor

    Very intensive program

    In three sentences

    Very organized. Prestiguous school. Very friendly people.