Health & Safety

La Mirada, CA
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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus safety is very present on campus. If you're ever needing a ride across campus late at night, you can call Campus Safety and they will take you!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus safety is great and is always there for you. The chief is an awesome guy!

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's pretty good with it's job, sometimes I may think them to be lazy and others extremely too tough on students.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus safety is incredible. They send out school-wide emails if their is a safety concern on campus. Always see campus safety driving around during the day and at night. I have never worried about my safety here on campus.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Biola is one of the safest schools in the nation. We rarely have any safety incidences, and when we do, Campus Security is very good, very friendly, and cooperates directly with LA County Sheriff's Dept.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 10th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 40th
    Safest Campuses
  • 1399th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Zachary Mendelson
Rancho Santa Margarita
Biological Sciences
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Perhaps one of the safest areas in La Mirada, Biola University rarely has any issues or causes for concern among students in terms of safety. With a Campus Safety officer always on patrol, if anything were to go wrong, it would be quite difficult. That being said, there is no place on campus that is any safer than the next. There is virtually no crime on campus; therefore, students should feel safe to wander around campus. The only time that it would be sketchy to walk about campus would be at 2 a.m. when it's pitch-black outside, but even at that hour, Campus Safety is patrolling the campus. The campus police also check parking lots for unregistered cars and just keep an eye out for the students in general. With the decorated police group that Biola has on campus, it's very hard to feel insecure. If something ever were to come up, measures have been taken to inform students of possible threats or recent events that have transpired through emergency texts (to those who are registered for them) and emails through their Biola account.

The Health Center is also easily accessible, being in the center of campus with plenty of workers to help you around the clock. From the common cold to more serious illnesses, the health office is prepared to provide care for any and all students. If anything were to happen and they were not able to help you, the Campus Security team would escort you to the nearest hospital. Biola's health and safety departments are both more than adequate to care and protect the students on campus.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Safety
Sutherland Way
(562) 903-4877
Safety Services
  • Crime log
  • Emergency phones
  • Emergency texts
  • Lost and Found
  • Rage Aggression Defense (RAD)
  • Safety escort service
  • University operator
Health Center
Health Center
13800 Biola Ave.
(562) 903-4841
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Free self-care products
  • Health education
  • Immunizations
  • Nurse appointments
  • Travel-related services
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
The health office was placed in the middle of campus so that students could easily access it, no matter where they are on campus.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 74 responses

  • 24% None
  • 16% Criminal activity near campus
  • 15% Non-students on campus
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Walking alone
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Violence among students
  • 1% Excessive drinking
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 74 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 7% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 5% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 23% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 64% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 74 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 0% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 38% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 62% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 74 responses

  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 4% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 31% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 64% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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