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Campus Life

Student Life

Loma Linda University is committed to providing our students opportunities for a well-balanced life. Our students enjoy access to state of the art work out and sport facilities, appropriate housing on and off campus, abundant opportunities to enhance their spiritual life through worship, missionary service, and ministry opportunities. If you would like to know more about these aspects of our campus or to listen to testimonies from some of LLU's students please click here


Loma Linda University is located in Loma Linda, California, a city famous for being a Blue Zone, with citizens that are healthy and long lived due to their diet and lifestyle. In addition, Loma Linda University is conveniently located no farther than a 60 minute drive from Los Angeles and Orange County and their famous beaches, the fresh air of the San Bernardino, Riverside, and Los Angeles mountains,  Palm Springs and the rest of the high desert, and yes, Disneyland. So, if you want to do a lot on one of your school breaks in just one or two days, this is the place to be. 

For more information about our campus location, addresses, and maps, please visit this page.


Tuition and Fees

  • ENVS undergraduate unit cost: $290/unit (resident and non-resident). Students in our program benefit from a tuition cost comparable to other Universities in the area, like University of California Riverside.
  • Registration fee/quarter: $761 per quarter

Student Housing

  • Lindsay Hall (Female residents, Traditional Dormitory Living):  Double Occupancy bedroom $1025 – Single Occupancy bedroom $1325. Pricing is per 12 week academic quarter
  • Daniels Hall  (Male & 36 Female residents, Apartment Living):  Double Occupancy bedroom $1070 – Single Occupancy bedroom $1660. Pricing is per 12 week academic quarter.

Pricing listed is for the 2019-2020 school year. Pricing increases every year. For more information about on-campus and off-campus student living please visit this page.

Financial aid

Students are encouraged to contact the financial aid office as soon as the application process starts. Please visit the LLU Office of Financial Aid website for more information, including eligibility, application process, and types of aid.

Department Scholarships

Undergraduate students in the Department of Earth and Biological Sciences are eligible to apply for the following scholarships:

Academic scholarships

1) Scholarships based on test results:

a) American College Test (ACT). ACT score of 30 or above $3,000 (or 16% of tuition). For a student who maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5; renewable for successive years.

b) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT):

- National Merit Finalist 100% tuition

- National Merit Semifinalist 34% tuition
- National Merit Commended 20% tuition

Note: Student must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA; renewable for successive years. If a student qualifies for both an ACT and an SAT scholarship, the one with the highest dollar value will apply. 

2) Renewable GPA Scholarships (eligibility based on GPA at the end of previous academic year).

- GPA between 3.75 and 4.00 $3,000 per year (or 16% of tuition)

- GPA between 3.75 and 4.00 $3,000 per year (or 16% of tuition)

- GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 $1,700 per year (or 9% of tuition)

Note: If a student is eligible for a National Merit scholarship and/or an ACT scholarship and a GPA scholarship, the one scholarship with the highest dollar value will apply.

Other scholarships 

1) Minority Achievement Scholarship $2,800 (or 15% of tuition); renewable. This scholarship for underrepresented students will be based on scholastic achievement and promise and secondarily on financial need.

2) Loma Linda University EBS faculty scholarship. Scholarships of 10-30% of tuition can be awarded by the EBS faculty to students with financial need and/or strong promise for future professional contribution. If awardees also qualify for other scholarships listed above, the scholarship with the highest dollar value will apply.

3) Summer Ministries Leadership Scholarships. These scholarships are available to students who work at an Adventist summer camp, in summer youth ministry, or in literature evangelism during the summer, and then attend LLU in the academic year immediately following such service. LLU will match 50 percent of all the earned money that is applied to the student's tuition.

4) Student Missions/Task Force Scholarships $2,000. Student Missions/Task Force Scholarships, based on the amount of time served, are available to qualified students who attend LLU the year following their term of service.


Family Discount. An immediate family with two dependent students attending LLU at the same time will receive a tuition-only discount of $400 (or 2% of tuition) per student, per quarter; with three or more students, the discount is $560 (or 3% of tuition) per student, per quarter.


  • All scholarships and/or discounts cannot exceed costs for tuition.
  • Scholarships and discounts will be applied as a credit to the student's tuition account at the rate of one-third of the total per quarter and are available to full-time students only.
  • Loss of scholarship money may result when a student does not maintain the minimum cumulative GPA required by the particular scholarship.
  • The last day of final tests for the first quarter that a student is enrolled at LLU is the deadline for verifying with Student Financial Services that the student qualifies for a scholarship for the academic year.
  • The scholarships and discounts listed here apply only to students enrolled in undergraduate programs in the Department of Earth and Biological Sciences.

Note: Determination of the amount of scholarships and awards at LLU is influenced by FAFSA data. State and federal grants, as well as other grants and subsidies, will be applied before LLU scholarships and discounts; therefore, some students may be eligible to receive only a portion of their scholarship award.

Students are encouraged to seek external support in the form of scholarships, fellowships, family support, etc. Scholarships and fellowships are available from a variety of government and private sources. Student loans can be arranged through the student finance office. For more information on possibilities for aid from the department, call the department secretary at (909) 558-4530.