Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA 92350

School Details

Loma Linda University is a four-year private health sciences school located in Loma Linda, California. John Burden and Ellen White founded the institution in 1905 as Loma Linda Sanitarium. Loma Linda is affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Loma Linda University integrates health, science, and Christian faith and seeks to “Further the teaching and healing ministry of Christ.”

A church is present on-campus and has about 7,000 members. Chapel services are held weekly for one hour and aim to integrate faith and learning to confront current issues of faith in secular life. Nondenominational Christian services are held in the chapel for patients and visitors each Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

Loma Linda University offers certificates of completion, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctor’s degrees. Between the schools of allied health professions, dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, religion, and science and technology, more than 100 certificate and degree programs are available.

Loma Linda University has 4,455 students (1,170 undergraduates) and 483 faculty members, giving the university a 3:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Of all faculty members, 419 teach full-time and 64 teach part-time. About 77% of undergraduate students study full-time and 23% study part-time. Most graduate students (80%) study full-time and 20% study part-time.

The student body contains 72% female students and 28% male students. About 45% of all students are white with the remaining students being Hispanic (25%), Asian (22%), black (6%), and Native Hawaiian (2%). About 46% of students are ages 24 and under with 54% of students being ages 25 and above. Students from more than 80 countries around the world and virtually every state in the nation are represented in Loma Linda University's student body.

Students have access to services such as: academic counseling, career counseling, health services, employment services for students, and placement services for completers.  Special learning opportunities include distance education and study abroad.

Tuition costs $27,600 per year for undergraduate students with $2,808 in annual fees. Tuition for graduate students costs $22,080 per year with $2,808 in annual fees. Prepaid tuition plans are offered.

Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, you must complete a FAFSA form (use code 001218) and be evaluated to be in financial need. Approximately 69% of those attending Loma Linda University receive financial aid. Students can apply for financial aid any time after January 1 but must be admitted and enrolled at least half time to receive funds. Students must reapply for aid every academic year.

LLU only accepts online applications with payment of the undergraduate application fee ($60). To have a compete application, students need to submit all transcripts and the application.  

Loma Linda University is accredited by The Western Association of Schools and Colleges.




School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Seventh Day Adventist

  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctorate degree
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