| Total Grad Surveys || 14 |
| Females || 11 |
| Males || 3 |
| Avg years at University || 2.5 |
I completely agree with the other review of the physical therapy program completed by another student. This program is terrible and would recommend going ANYWHERE but LLU for a PT degree especially the DPT degree. The DPT program is setup so that you are a good at taking written tests and no where near as much emphasis is placed on being a good clinician or practicing physical therapist.|
The other review is correct that the grading system is ridiculous and you do not get the grade that you deserve. They accept a high number of students (70+) in order to make up for losing 10 to 15 out of their program once it is completed. Once you do get a letter that you are below their 3.0 GPA which is graded on a curb that really is NOT a curb you are like a horse with broken legs. Prepare for not finishing your education at LLU at that point.
The school is also very expensive and there is no tutoring program or help from other peers when you are struggling in a class that such school as the University of St. Augustine has. All and all if you do choose to go to Loma Linda University prepare to be frustrated and angry about your education and the way you are treated by your professors.
| Apr 17 2013 || Physical Therapy/Exercise Science |
| This school is very expensive. LLU is famous for research and mission work and that's all. Check US News rankings of LLU #164 for psychology, not ranked for medical or pharmacy, #99 for nursing, #86 in physical therapy, #94 in physician Assistant. I was in public health program which is ranked #36. For the price you can choose a better school for cheaper. The atmosphere is not that great. The campus looks horrible compared to other private colleges. They really school rebuild the whole school instead of mixing extremely old buildings with new ones. Plus there is no parking. I really wish LLU would do more for the students, instead of collecting all that money. |
| Aug 24 2012 || Public Health |
| I love my experience at LLU! LLU is a private institution that upholds the SDA biblical beliefs. This is definitely ideal for SDA christians even for other christians so if you are not at least Christian this may not be the place for you. LLU has it's problems just like any other universityl it is not perfect however, I was very pleased with the MFT master's program and in comparison to other students in other programs in California war are accredited and well prepared to compete in this growing field. There is a lot of politics at LLU no different from other schools but I will say those that are SDA professors are protected and sometimes to the detriment of students that are unfairly treated. There needs to be a stronger push for research and reprimands to professors who are blatantly not doing the right thing or not supportive or teaching in a clear manner for students to comprehend. Also new professors applying should have a research background or focus to enhance LLU. The one concern I have is how rapidly tuition is increasing and the scarcity of opportunities to get scholarships and grants. |
| Jul 18 2012 || Other |
| The psychology program is really sad....why didn't I see these reviews sooner. So many empty promises. I cry every week because I am so miserable here. There are no research opportunities. I have tried transferring, but many schools are wary because they feel I don't have a desire to do research, due to a lack of it on my CV. If I could do one charitable thing while on this Earth, it would be to dissuade any prospective applicant from applying and accepting admission to Loma Linda University - Psychology Department.|
Two years in and I am in $70,000 of debt already.
| Apr 18 2012 || Psychology |
| None - there was no support for a thesis |
| Consider this option carefully...facilities are outdated, professors are unclear and often condescending, and most departments are unorganized. It's very expensive and in my opinion, not worth a quarter of the tuition you'll be paying. I wish I would have done better research about this school before I started classes...I'm sure all departments are different and this school is not for everyone. I have never been one to complain but this school is horrendous. My grad date cannot come soon enough, probably the one reget of my life is being at this school to finish out my program : / |
| Feb 12 2012 || Other |
This institution is run by a religious organization which is prone to religious legalism and hidebound social traditions. If you are not already a 7th Day Adventist you are better off somewhere else. |
You might get through if you shut up, keep your head down, and don't question anything, no matter how unprofessional or unethical it may seem. This is confusing, since they are so eager to talk about professional and personal ethics. They even have an ethics department; however, this public image doesn't filter down to the level of staff and faculty.
Because they are Adventist, they give preference in hiring to fellow Adventists resulting in internal nepotism and inconsistent quality of service. In other words, some staff and faculty are hired for their religious affiliation, not for their professional competence. Some of the faculty and staff are, in fact, well-qualified. Unfortunately, these people are overshadowed by others with serious personal problems and professional deficits.
There are plenty of academic institutions with better facilities and opportunities. Honestly, your time and money are better spent somewhere else.
| Dec 27 2011 || Psychology |
| This is definitely a worthless school. Don't go here if you are not SDA. They will always give preference, when it comes to acceptance, grades, anything, to SDA students and the non-SDA are only there to give them money. Apply to other schools that care! They are self-absorbed in promoting their own religion and nothing else. Basic statistics knowledge will tell you that their data is garbage and that is why they never publish in high tiered journal. Don't bother with this crap. |
| Oct 11 2011 || Public Health |
| I'm in the MFT program at Loma Linda and it's an awesome program. I went through the master's and the doctorate. Most of the teachers are great and there's only some politics that if you keep your head down and stay below the radar, you can bypass without it hurting you. LLU isn't a school for arguing your own point of view. You have to keep your mouth shut and get your degree and then you can start arguing. However, you will learn a huge amount of information and you will be way more qualified than most other therapists. One negative about LLU's program (and I've heard this in other programs) is that you feel totally incompetent when you leave even though you're actually more competent than most of your peers. A few years of experience and some looking at reality and you'll get over this. I learned to look at life in a whole new way, made a ton of friends and professional contacts and I feel like I have sooooo many options for my career. I would choose this program over again despite the few problems that do exist. |
| Aug 02 2010 || Other |
| AMAZING University, with an AMAZING D.D.S. program. But be aware that it is a very religious school! |
| Apr 01 2010 || PreDent and Dentistry |
| This has to be the worst psychology program in the country! I've wasted 5 years here....biggest mistake of my life. DONT DO IT! |
| Jan 04 2010 || Psychology |
| The psychology program is simply horrible and their conduct is unethical in almost every way imaginable! |
| Sep 20 2009 || Psychology |
| NONE!!!! |
| Please please please please do not come to this school!!! Especially, if you are coming into the psychology program. Trust me please, I want to prevent others from making the same mistake as I have in selecting this school. There is no research to be done here...all the labs are full with 4th years, and only one 4th year student has completed her thesis through the program!!!! Review the faculty CVs if you would like, pay close attention Lou Jenkins, he has practically no research on his CV - and he is the department head! The website lies about average PhD completion...most students are there for 9+ years. There is not a loan repayment option as they claim. In addition, many of the students did not match on match day this last year. Stats are heavily emphasized in the first year which is great, unfortunately there has been a huge cut in faculty so our stats teacher was a student who had just graduated from the LLU program. Most of us do not feel at all competent in this area which is hugely detrimental. There is not a sense of confidentiality, and the faculty and students have a vast disconnect. The department is very dated as we are still operating on Windows 97, and have a computer lab worse than you local public library. Most of us use our the library resources from our undergrad institutions since we can barely access electronic journals through the LLU database. The faculty are stuck years behind, as most of them never even attend APA conferences, and few have subscriptions to journals. There are two good professors in the program, however they are both too busy doing other things. The program makes many promises to entice students to come. Please do not believe them!!! The will not stay true to these promises. I am not the only student that feels this way. Many do, but are afraid to speak up. To corroborate all I am saying, the APA accreditation committee has not granted LLU the 5-7 year accreditation most psychology programs are given...they have been allowed a 3 year accreditation (probation) pending numerous program and educational changes. Many of us fear we will not graduate with an APA approved degree. They are a money mill!! The program is on block tuition which they try and make you believe is beneficial to you...it is not!!! You will never take overload on your course schedule because they simply never provide you with enough classes to even take. Most of the 2nd years are only being offered two courses this quarter, however, we must pay block tuition! They accepted more students then they should in terms of capacity, and as a result there is not enough lab spaces for us. Please please please listen to what I am saying! This school is extremely expensive, and what you will get in return for you money will deeply trouble you. There are so many universities in this great country, I strongly urge you to consider the hundred of others. Again, I can only speak to the psychology department...In closing the psychology building is a converted business office from the 60s and there are only 3 classrooms. |
| Sep 20 2009 || Psychology |
| You cant have one |
| This is a good university for students who have no practical experience. Ask good questions: how many people get employement after graduation, what is the average age of students, how many students do you accept who have at least 2 years in the field. Student body is friendly, most teachers are friendly and helpful. Remember this IS a religous school, do not think it isn't. |
| Feb 04 2009 || Public Health |
| The school of public health has a good reputation, the on-campus courses were fair, and some of the faculty are excellent. The distance program (online) had potential but was very poorly implemented. More than half the courses had minimal interaction with the instructor, leading me to believe the school is more interested in the income from online students than providing a good education. Courses were not developed according to the published timetable, and therefore specific courses I intended to take were never available. The director of the distance learning program changed in the middle of my degree, and the new director is a significant reason to avoid the program. Communication with the office of distance learning is nearly impossible, which is a serious problem for an online program.|
If the distance program at LLU is revamped and they hire a new director, this could be a program to consider. Otherwise, spend a little bit more and get a great distance education from Johns Hopkins.
| Jun 18 2008 || Public Health |
| Great program with great faculty. |
| Sep 08 2007 || Biology |
| Most of the university is excellent. In my department, teachers are generally friendly and helpful. However, there's always the few that mess things up. Overall I feel I'm getting a good education. There's a few classes that seem worthless, a few classes that almost kill you with the amount of work. But the department wants you to succeed and they're willing to help you out. |
| Jan 21 2006 || Unknown |
| Very little support for students. Faculty is aloof and uninterested student welfare. Must be very careful about politics. No support whatsoever for thesis or dissertation. |
| Dec 15 2005 || Psychology |