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La Mirada, CA
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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: When you decide to attend Biola, you also decide to abide by their specific rules...which is understandable! If you don't agree with the moral standards that Biola stands for, then maybe you might want to rethink your decision in attending. I think that the school does a wonderful job adhering to the commandments laid down in the Bible through applying them with love. The faculty and administrators of the school don't want you to be unhappy, what they do want is to educate you in a fun, safe, and enjoyable environment.

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.

3 College Student

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

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Love Campus safety, really helpful and definetely there to keep you safe.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Our school is pretty strict and has community standards for a reason. We are a Christian school so it holds traditional Christian values and morals, such as no drinking, drugs, sex, etc while a student at here.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 9th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 183rd
    Best Campus Police
  • 788th
    Most Lenient Parking

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Zachary Mendelson
Rancho Santa Margarita
Biological Sciences
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Biola is pretty lenient when it comes to campus security, mainly because everyone is so laid-back and not liable to do anything illegal or out of the question. Students are rarely found doing anything that would be considered "questionable," and the Campus Safety team includes some of the nicest people on campus, although they can be very strict when they need to be. There aren't too many rules that make students feel restricted. One big thing at Biola that some may not be used to is the rule of "open hours." Open hours are basically hours during the week when the opposite sex can be in your dorm hall. Usually, this is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through Sunday, with the weekdays being from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., and the weekends being from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Some students find this rule ridiculous, but for the most part, they are fine with it. Off-campus apartments don't enforce this, in addition to the Thompson on-campus apartments, thus attracting plenty of students as the years go on. In the dorms, the RAs are great people who are there to help you out in any situation or will leave you alone if need be; they're basically a resource to help accentuate your college experience. Biola encourages students to get involved with them and the hall events.

Biola students are all "on contract," which means that they can't have drugs, alcohol, or engage in sexual promiscuity on campus. If a student were to break any of these rules, depending on the gravity of the matter, expulsion would probably be the end result, so Biola does take things very seriously. However, this rarely happens, as not only are students encouraged to not partake in such things, but they also encourage one another to stay away from these situations.

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Visitation Policies
If someone comes to visit or spend the night, he or she will need to go to Campus Safety to get a temporary parking pass and will also need to check in with an RA just in case anything happens and they need to have a head count. Overnight guests must be of the same gender as the student the guest is staying with, and he or she is limited to staying three total nights per semester. Also, guests must have the consent of roommates.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 104 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 105 responses

  • 2% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 3% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 36% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 59% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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