Biola University

La Mirada, CA

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Biola University

Biola University

Biola University Student Essentials

Biola University Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Undenominational
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Eagles
Nickname: BU
Website: www.biola.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $31,004
Out-of-State Tuition: $31,004
Retention Rate: 86%
Enrollment: 6,868
Year Established: 1908

About Biola University

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.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

33% of students gave Biola University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 2003

Overall Rating

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.


Former Student - Last Attended 2000

Overall Rating

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!


Biola University Map & Location

Biola University
13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA 90639


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Getting Around Biola University

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

5/10
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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for La Mirada, CA

Winter
Dec
71
46
Jan
71
48
Feb
72
48
Spring
Mar
74
50
Apr
78
53
May
80
57
Summer
Jun
83
61
Jul
89
64
Aug
90
65
Fall
Sep
88
63
Oct
82
58
Nov
76
52

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 4,628
Freshman Class 920
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 6,868

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 17%
  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 59%
  • Asian: 13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 7%
Latino 17%
African American 3%
Caucasian 59%
Asian 13%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Unknown and Other 7%

Undergraduate 67%
Graduate 33%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%
Women 67%
Men 33%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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