|Setting:||Large Town Setting|
|Size:||Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
Biola University is a private Christian University in La Mirada, California where students can find spiritual focus and enrichment as well as academic diversity and an exciting school culture.
Over 145 academic programs, from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level, are offered at Biola.
Majors include academic fields like Anthropology, English, Philosophy and History. There are also arts degrees awarded in specialized areas like Screenwriting, Sculpture and Writing and Publishing.
Professional majors include such fields as Business Administration, Radio Broadcasting, Teacher-education and Engineering. There are also Pre-Professional degree programs like Pre-Medicine, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Pre-Optometry.
Since Biola is a Christian school, all subjects are taught from a Biblical perspective. Also, a large part of the student culture revolves around religious activities such as chapel services and campus ministry. Biola also hosts Biblical and Missions conferences throughout the year.
Student life at Biola is a thriving mixture of other activities as well. There are student cultural clubs, a campus art gallery, student theatre and music performances and choral ensembles.
Also, since Biola is within an hour of Los Angeles and close to the Southern California coastline, students may experience the richness of the city as well as the tranquil beauty of the beaches.
Student services at Biola include career counseling, disability services and financial aid programs.
In order to gain admittance to Biola, students must submit transcripts and SAT scores. They also must submit a reference letter from their church minister or pastor and be committed to the Christian faith.
33% of students gave Biola University 5 stars overall.
Biola's greatest asset is the quality of its education. From the Torrey Honors program down to basic math, the quality is in the professors who are generally kind, intelligent and good educators. The education and the school are both very Christ-centered and focused on creating well rounded Christian people. The few drawbacks are the location in an quiety suburb of Los Angeles, where there is suprisingly little to do for fun.
In my personal opinion Biola was a school that had a "bubble" you needed to fit into. Unfortunately, I was not mature enough at the time of enrollment and did NOT fit in. I personally felt trapped and unable to focus on my studies because they did not have the Major I desired therefore making my first of college a very bad experience. I was forced to Major in Theology because the music program (my desired major) was extremely limited. If I had the choice to pick the school to attend Biola would not have been my first choice. Although, my favorite class was theology because I learned about wordly religions and not just Christianity which allowed me to have a more open mind about other religions. In the end I learned whether it be Buddah, Allah or just God ever religion has faith in a higher being who is in their interpretation their GOD!
13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA 90639
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||4,628|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||6,868|
- Latino: 17%
- African American: 3%
- Caucasian: 59%
- Asian: 13%
- Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
- Unknown and Other: 7%
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||1%|
|Unknown and Other||7%|
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