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Reviews 1377 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Student

Weather: Please, it's California. Need I say more? I'm from Chicago, this weather rocks!

4 College Student

Athletics: Being runner representing Biola, I can say that many students attend games with extreme Eagle spirit. I'm not allowed on a intramural sport because I'm in a varsity sport, but they are just as equally important within campus because more students can be involved. It's a great atmosphere to be in, and it's hard to miss the 'upcoming game'.

4 College Student

Computers: Sometimes the technology can be a bit funky, but 95% of the time it's completely reliable. The tech and software are up-to-date on the latest industry standards, and the amount of computers on the campus and the availability is more than enough for me.

3 College Student

Diversity: It's not a bad thing because I feel like a private, christian college is supposed to be this way. We all attend Biola because we believe similar things, but it's also true that we all have different opinions on certain subjects. Generally, we at campus trend the same way, but slightly branch out in a similar direction.

4 College Student

Campus Strictness: Although I believe that there should be a little bit more grace at some times, I can't complain about how much integrity Biola has. The professors and staff at Biola want to protect us and shape us into responsible adults, and they honor their code.

College Sophomore

Computers: Up to date and computers are always available!

College Sophomore

Transportation: I've never used it but see it all the time!

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I still need lots of money to continue next semester, so they are ok.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: The process of applying for financial aid can be tedious and it seems like it never ends, but in the end if you actually have financial need, they help you get the scholarships and grants you need. They are easy to reach by phone or going into the office.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: Not very social at Biola, I wouldn't know.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: SoCal, Biola has lovely weather. Summer year round.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: we have strong campus safety presence, a good health center and they work together to provide a stable environment

College Sophomore

Majors: Great programs and great professors!

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Love what I get to study, professors are amazing and share their experience, bring in friends, and classes are very interactive and relevant.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: I live in the oldest dorm for girls and I absolutely love it. The dorms do so many fun activities together, participate in brother sister floor events and things like that. It is the best way to build community

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College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I do not dorm at Biola, I live off campus.

College Junior

Nightlife: the school has a strict contract that prohibits smoking and drinking while the semester is in session

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I am not very familiar with off campus housing but from what I have heard, there are houses for rent around the campus that students get together and pay for and theres various apartment complexes

4 College Junior

Academics: our school pushes students to think well and to apply their faith to their field of study

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4 College Junior

Computers: We have an office devoted to tech support and computer repairs. Wifi can be slow once in a while but its generally very reliable and It is ALL over campus. I have yet to be in a place on campus where i couldn't connect to wifi

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4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I absolutely love my area because it is in a smaller town in LA but it is close to tons of things to do

4 College Junior

Majors: For all majors except nursing you are automatically accepted into your major when you get accepted into the school, which is really nice. You need an academic and pastoral reference

3 College Junior

Majors: I like our program, Im a sociology major so they have tons of events promoting diversity, showing future job opportunities etc

3 College Junior

Transportation: I think it depends on how much money you have. They have shuttles that will come to school for around 20 dollars and take you to the airport. Otherwise you have to drive if you're wanting to take a bus or train.

3 College Student

Campus Strictness: It's a little much at times, but I appreciate the morals behind the rules.


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Zachary Mendelson
Rancho Santa Margarita
Biological Sciences
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Biola boasts an amazing Christian fellowship that's focused on delivering the Gospel, not only to its students, but to the world surrounding it. In taking classes and attending lectures, students feel much more apt to take on the world, not only with renewed and strengthened faith, but also with a professional education.

Biola can be an adjustment. But once you get involved with on-campus jobs and school events, it becomes much easier. After spending time with the students and faculty, you'll come to realize that you'll never find a school quite like this. But it takes a little bit of work at first. Biola's teaching is amazing, and the community is unparalleled. Nowhere else on Earth can students strike up random conversations with anyone and be able to "Facebook-friend" them and ask them to coffee the very next day. If you value your education and want to surround yourself with God-fearing students serving each other and the Lord, then Biola is the place for you!

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