The University of California, Riverside (UCR) is ranked in the top 1% of the world’s best universities. Located on a scenic 1,200 acres in Riverside, California, in the Los Angeles area, UCR offers an “institution powered by an entrepreneurial spirit, a record of innovation and results, and a commitment to excellence and collaboration across disciplines.” Students can choose from popular majors such as Business, Research and Experimental Psychology, and Biology. There are more than 21,000 students and 1,100 faculty. The acceptance rate is 57% and the tuition costs about $13,742 per year (in-state) and $43,496 per year (out-of-state).
UCR is a highly rated public university that was ranked by Money Magazine as one of the 10 best colleges in California in 2020 and Forbes listed as one of the top 12 public universities in the entire nation.
Loma Linda University (LLU) is a Seventh-day Adventist university, offering a unique learning environment focused on healthcare and education. LLU is a private religious university located in Loma Linda, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a small institution with over 4500 students from 79 countries all over the world. It offers 100+ health science programs and is positioned as a worldwide leader in health science research. Popular majors include Nursing, Physical Therapy Technician, and Radiation Therapy.
Collegefactual.com ranked LLU as the #1 best school in the United States for dietetics and clinical nutrition services. Other similar publications ranked LLU as the 7th best Pharmacy School in California, the 5th best Physical Therapy school in California, and the 5th best Occupational Therapy school in California.
- LLU comprises 8 schools in total, including:
- School of Allied Health Professions
- School of Behavioral Health
- School of Dentistry
- School of Medicine
- School of Nursing
- School of Pharmacy
- School of Public Health
- School of Religion
The campus also is unique in that it integrated six nearby hospitals, including its new, state-of-the-art medical campus, for focused, hands-on medical training.
LLU offers many mission-focused learning opportunities focused on serving the underserved populations at home and abroad.