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Loma Linda University

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Research QualityF Research AvailabilityF
Research FundingF Graduate PoliticsF
Errand RunnersF Degree CompletionF
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]F Sufficient PayF
CompetitivenessF Education QualityF
Faculty AccessibilityF Useful ResearchF
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Broken Spirit

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Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: Psychology (This Major's Salary over time)
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.
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