Loma Linda University Graduate Program Reviews

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACPE, + 11 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 4,490 (1,192 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 3 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 18% part-time, 82% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $27,180
Source: NCES

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3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

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.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2020

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.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

Loma Linda University is a leader in health sciences and provides excellent training in a number of health professions.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2020

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.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2010

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.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

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.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

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.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2012

Loma Linda University is a great, non-professional, health-centered university with quality programs for those considering professions in health care.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2019

Loma Linda gave me the confirmation of me walking in FAITH. I have debated for a long time on whether or not to go back for a graduate degree. I relied heavily on my FAITH and after several interviews and encouragement from the profession al staff with Loma Linda, a dream I never thought would ever come true did. I was accepted to graduate school to pursue the desires of my heart. The friendly, compassionate and encouraging staff walked me step by step through the enrollment process and further fueled my decision to take my education to the next step. Loma Linda a school to be very proud of.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

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.
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