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Loma Linda University: Narrative Description


Loma Linda, CA 92350
Tel: (909)558-1000
Fax: (909)558-4577
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Independent Seventh-day Adventist, upper-level, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees (associate degree and nursing students may enter at the sophomore level). Founded 1905. Setting: small town campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $153 million. Research spending 2003-04: $31.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $25,800 per student. Total enrollment: 4,010. Faculty: 187 (127 full-time, 60 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 5:1. 726 applied, 57% were admitted. Full-time: 789 students, 79% women, 21% men. Part-time: 312 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 28 other countries, 23% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 17% Hispanic, 6% black, 19% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 12% international, 52% 25 or older, 25% live on campus, 22% transferred in. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences. ESL program, independent study, distance learning, internships. Off campus study.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Tuition: $22,320 full-time, $465 per unit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to program. Part-time tuition varies according to program. College room only: $2835. Room charges vary according to gender.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Students for International Mission Services, Students Computing Organization. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Del E. Webb Memorial Library with 322,657 books, 1,394 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1 million.

Community Environment:

Loma Linda is located 56 miles east of Los Angeles, between Redlands, San Bernardino, and Riverside. The climate is pleasant and mild. Loma Linda is a medical center that has three hospitals, including the 515-bed University Medical Center and the 500-bed Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Hospital. Pacific ocean beaches, ski slopes, and lakes for boating and water skiing are all within a one-hour drive. Part-time and full-time work is available.

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