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Loma Linda University: Academics, Admissions & Tuition Info

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About Loma Linda University

Loma Linda University is a private, 4-year institution located in Loma Linda, California. The university is affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist Church and offers degrees in the medical and healthcare field. The school enrolls more than 4,000 students and employs close to 1,500 full-time faculty members. Undergraduate students under the age of 21 are generally required to live on campus, and the school provides two residence halls, one for men and one for women.


Loma Linda University is organized into eight different schools, covering the fields of nursing, medicine, pharmacy, public health, behavioral health, religion, dentistry and allied health professions. The school offers more than 100 associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees through these schools. The programs at Loma Linda University are designed to integrate health science with the Christian faith. Programs in the School of Religion in particular exist to encourage and strengthen Loma Linda's faith-based approach to medicine.


Students who wish to apply to Loma Linda University should first choose which program they wish to study. Different programs have different application deadlines and requirements, so it's important that applicants check the requirements for the programs they're interested in. Some programs accept new students only once per year, and others take new students periodically throughout the year.

The majority of Loma Linda's programs will require students to have some previous college credits. All applicants will need to supply an official high school transcript, unless the applicant has already completed an associate's degree or above. Applicants should submit official transcripts from all previous colleges or universities. Loma Linda does not accept paper applications, and students are required to apply online.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition varies according to school or program. In the 2011-2012 academic year, the average annual tuition for an undergraduate student at Loma Linda University was over $26,000, plus about $2,700 in other fees. Graduate students paid an average of under $22,000 in the same year, plus fees in the same amount as undergraduate students. A FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is available for students to fill out to determine eligibility for aid. In the 2010-2011 academic year, nearly 70% of Loma Linda students received some type of financial aid.

School Type 4-year, private, not-for-profit**
Degrees Offered Associate's, bachelor's, master's, doctorate, certificates**
Religious Affiliation Seventh Day Adventist**
Academic Calendar Quarter***
School Setting Large suburb**
Student Body 4,455 (1,170 undergraduate)**
Student Housing 2 residence halls*
Schools and Programs 8 schools, 107 degree and certificate programs*
Student-Faculty Ratio 3 to 1**
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010-2011:
Associate's: Registered nursing/registered nurse (105)
Bachelor's: Registered nursing/registered nurse (148)
Master's: Health/healthcare administration/management (38)
Doctorate: Medicine (161)
Certificate: Orthodontics/orthodontology (6) and Public health/other (6)**
Entering Class Size In 2010: 243 (transfer)***
Application Due Date Varies by program*
Tuition (2011) $26,400 per year**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) In 2010-2011: grants or scholarship aid (51%), Pell grants (27%), federal student loans (68%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid In 2010-2011: 69%*

Sources: *Loma Linda University, **National Center for Education Statistics, ***IPEDS Data Center.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Office of Admissions, Loma Linda University, 11139 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350
  • Phone: (909) 651-5029
  • Website: www.llu.edu

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