I'm thinking i might be going to loma linda although i am still undecided. If I go there I really like all the traveling we will be doing on those abroad missions. I am planning on going on one this winter break.wessto said:Might as well start one off. I'll be at Loma Linda this fall. Let's have a thread to discuss LLU related topics between now and then!
I plan on going on as many as possible. I can't think of a better way to squeeze experience, vacation, and seeing the world into one activity.DREDAY said:I'm thinking i might be going to loma linda although i am still undecided. If I go there I really like all the traveling we will be doing on those abroad missions. I am planning on going on one this winter break.
wessto said:I plan on going on as many as possible. I can't think of a better way to squeeze experience, vacation, and seeing the world into one activity.
I am catholic, but also not really religious. What school are you waiting on?ecrdoubles15 said:yup, it looks like loma linda for me too. although i am waiting for one more important school's decision, i love what loma linda has to offer. as for living arrangements, I am on the waitlaist for that complex that is on their housing website. it is really cheap, it says only 700 for 12 weeks so about 200 per month. i dont know if that can be right, but if it is then good for us.
anyways, i am just curious. but what religion are you guys that are going, SDA? im christian, but not really religious. laters.
oh, im waiting for UCSF but right now it looks like loma linda. so far it looks like from the people who responded about their religion, 0 out of 3 are SDA.DREDAY said:I am catholic, but also not really religious. What school are you waiting on?
i only know about the campus housing and they are apartment-likes places (kitchen, living room, bathroom etc.) The first year you ahve to room with someone but after that you can try to get a single. latersUSUaggie said:I was just thinking earlier today we should start this thread - there's so many other LLU threads right now so this should get them all into one. I'm a Latter-Day Saint, aka mormon ! and I guess you could say I'm pretty religious.
What else can you tell us about the housing thing, ecrdoubles? $200/month is great but I'd like to have either my own apartment or at least my own room and would prefer to live off campus and maybe in a neighboring city, but it wouldn't hurt to get on that waiting list while I decide. Most studio apartments in Colton or Redlands that I've been able to find on the internet go for about $530/month minimum.
I own a home in redlands so I have not looked into housing much lately. Other than the student housing on the website, there are several options for apartments: Goodmanor apartments (3 blocks from school), Oasis apartments (1 mile from school), Redlands Lawn and Tennis (5 miles from school). These are 3 of the three nicest apartment complexes in the area. Goodmanor is the cheapest and closest, but it is hard to get in. You have to get on a waitlist early, or know of someone leaving who can say they want you to have their spot. Oasis and Redlands L&T are both spendy (not sure how much, but a couple of years ago they were in the $1300/month range). All three complexes offer up to 2bd/2br models. I lived in goodmanor in 2000-2002 and paid around 700/month. I know its gone up since then and is probably 800-900/month now.ecrdoubles15 said:i only know about the campus housing and they are apartment-likes places (kitchen, living room, bathroom etc.) The first year you ahve to room with someone but after that you can try to get a single. laters
DREDAY said:good ol' san dimas.
jonnytight said:WOW, DREDAY.....your post was before 6am (I know where you live!!!, hahaha) You must be a VERY dedicated SDNer....Extreme addiction, you couldnt wait to get on SDN on a Saturday morning huh?
BTW, Im living in Beverly Hills right now, but originally from Silicone Valley (San Jose)!!!
all they said is that we should receive something soon. keep me posted if you receive or hear anything. thanks.wessto said:Just wondering if anyone has received any more information or instructions from LLU about what the next steps are. I called several weeks ago and they said we should be receiving another info packet about now. I have yet to see anything else. I got my financial aid packet finished a while ago and have been waiting to hear from them regarding more formal starting dates, computer details, etc. etc.
Just curious if anyone else has heard anything.
Redlands and Colton are probably the best options if not right in Loma Linda. Redlands would be my suggestion over colton for the quality of the city and nearby shops/amenities. Both can provide non-freeway commutes but barton can still get clogged during the 5:00ish hours.USUaggie said:-so I've been spending some time at forrent.com and 101apartments.com. Is there anywhere you guys recommend living? Within 10 miles I get results from Redlands, Colton, Fontana, Highland, Rialto, Riverside, Moreno Valley, and San Bernadino. Is the traffic especially good or bad between any of these places and our beloved school? Crime rate? Rough neighborhoods? College communities? Fun areas? Let me know what you guys recommend - I'll be headed out there in a week for a cousin's wedding and I'll probably take a day to apartment hunt.
wessto said:Redlands and Colton are probably the best options if not right in Loma Linda. Redlands would be my suggestion over colton for the quality of the city and nearby shops/amenities. Both can provide non-freeway commutes but barton can still get clogged during the 5:00ish hours.
Fontana, Highland, Rialto, and Riverside would be freeway commutes with bad traffic at times. There are back roads no doubt to all of them but most people take freeway. Moreno Valley is actually not too bad, but there is basically one route through san timeteo canyon to get there and everyone uses it. The cost of living there is most likely lower than Redlands.
Redlands also is home to the University of Redlands which is known for its business school. It is a nice campus with a large park. Cal State San Bernardino is in the north west corner of the valley and the University of California at Riverside is in Riverside.
San Bernardino, Fontana, and Rialto are most likely the least desireable IMHO as far as crime and rough neighborhoods are concerned.
I have received two updates from loma linda. The first was one dedicated to financial aid and it outlined what you need to do to apply, etc. The second was bigger and just arrived today. It had much more information in it including a handbook, academic calendar, eye exam form, medical form, tooth collection form, and an informational sheet describing things such as dress code, computer requirements, instrumentation memorandum (must buy new instruments issued by school, not used) and some other stuff. You are also required to take the myers briggs survey and send it back in. Everything is due back at the school august 1 so no big rush.ecrdoubles15 said:you guys, wait on buying a computer because i found that they do want us to buy a certain laptop. all they know right now is that it is going to be a DELL but they said they will send us more info soon.
Agreed. Avoid Rialto, San Bernardino, and Fontana if you love your family. It would be worth spending extra cash to be in Redlands or Loma Linda. Seriously, even though you'll pay more, your experience will be 100x's better.Thaxil said:Since I lived in the San Bernardino Valley area most of my life, I can provide some added insight to the post about communities surrounding LLU. One very nice, low crime area and modest rents is in the small town of Grand Terrace. GT is just a few mins from LLU and lots of Fast food and junk like that down the hill. Also, look into areas surrounding UCR; the area is crowed with tons of young singles. There are lots of bars, starbucks, and places to eat. However, the commute to LLU will most likely take you 25 to 35 mins; plus the added expense in rent. I would avoid any apt. in Rialto! I seen drivebys and murders there. San Bernardino lots of drugies and some dangerous areas around Former Norton Air Force Base, and near Downtown.
There are intramurals for all sports. My buddies in D-school now seem to play on dental class teams in most cases, with some of them playing on multiple teams when possible. Sorry about your knee. How'd you injure it?USUaggie said:BUMP! So what's up with you guys? I'm just chillin at my undergrad, picking up a few more credits so I can graduate in august. I just had a big knee surgery but I should be walking in July and maybe playing sports again next spring. I tried looking for LLU intramural sports on the web but they didn't really have anything that sounded that cool. Some of the schools I interviewed at have a tradition of each dental class putting up a flag football team and it's a huge rivalry among them. Anything like that at LLU?
Looks like I'll have to get a new wardrobe for the dresscode - they probably frown on cargo's but do you think khaki's from Old Navy pass as slacks?
No mascot, I'm afraid...Darby_O'Gill said:isn't it a panther or something?