I know a lot about Loma Linda, so if you guys who are considering going there have any questions, I would be the one to ask. I went to La Sierra University (in Riverside) for my undergrad, which is a sister school to Loma Linda. I'm still deciding where to go for pharm school but it seems that I'm leaning more towards USC than Loma Linda.
For those of you who aren't Christian or don't come from a religious background, I would suggest really evaluating how much you are willing to sacrifice. Taking religion classes is mandatory and you are required to go to church once (sometimes twice) a week. If you don't, you get placed on probation (I'm not kidding). I'm not Christian and having to go to church and take religion classes drove me insane.
There are advantages to going there though. The class size is very small. They're topping it off at 65 this year. If you're looking for an environment where you can have close relationships with your peers and your professors, this would be the place to go. The professors really do care about their students and would go the extra mile for them.
Community service is mandatory, so you're required to participate in a lot of these kinds of activities. There are a lot of organizations and I know the school will pay your membership dues for up to 5 organizations, although I think they may be cutting it down to 3.
Loma Linda is extremely unorganized, so if you do go there, expect a lot of delays and mess-ups to occur. They lost my transcipts several times and when they called me for my interview, they wanted to me to come in 30 minutes after they called me. What kind of a school does that? That really turned me off. I know they're just getting to September applications now, so if you applied like after November, don't expect them to contact you until March or after that. They're very slow. And you usually have to call and bug them A LOT.
I'm not an expert when it comes to the Loma Linda area, but I know it isn't that great. There's restaurants and shops and stuff, but that's pretty much it. It's close to the mountains, so I guess if you like to snowboard/ski, that's a plus during the winter.
Hope this helps.