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4 College Senior

Parking: The parking situation has been excellent since the building of two new parking structures!

4 College Junior

Parking: The permit cost is not bad at all. There is always parking and you can get a parking near your class and or near your dorm.

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4 College Junior

Parking: Parking lots on campus are multi-leveled and provide a generally large number of spots, but even so they fill up quickly. In southern California, it's difficult to get anywhere interesting outside of campus without a car, but if you plan on rarely leaving campus, it's not that big of a problem.

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4 College Sophomore

Parking: I don't have a car of my own but the easy of parking with friends close to our dorm or to classes is really easy.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking situations are pretty good. There are normally plenty of spots for everyone at their dorms. The cost of a permit is pretty high though.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 149th
    Best Off-Campus Parking
  • 384th
    Best Parking Availability
  • 613rd
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Zachary Mendelson
Rancho Santa Margarita
Biological Sciences
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A permit for the semester is $120. The cost for the permit is prorated by month, and temporary permits may be purchased for $35 per month, $10 per week, and $3 per day. Freshmen can, in fact, bring their cars on campus, so usually the parking lots are quite jammed. As of late, it's been even more difficult, as Biola has been rebuilding another parking lot and renovating an older building nearby. Biola hopes to improve the situation with these constructions.

When students have friends spend the night, the guests are to obtain a parking permit (for free the first night) so that they don't get a ticket on their car the following day, as Campus Safety goes through every parking lot, looking for cars without permits. Overall, the parking situation at Biola is a little shaky, what with it being very difficult to navigate parking, but it's looking to improve in the near future.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
The entire campus is available to students, except for spots reserved for faculty.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$120 per semester or $240 per year
Common Parking Tickets
Speeding: $40
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Behind the cafeteria
  • Under the track
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
  • Business building lot
  • Near Hope, Stewart, and Hart dorms
Getting a Parking Permit
It is really easy to get one. They cost about $120 if you want one for the entire semester, but there are other options, just in case one doesn't need his or her car for the whole semester.
Parking Services
Campus Safety Office
West of the cafeteria
Lot B
(562) 903-4877
Did You Know?
For the fall of 2011, Biola constructed a parking structure to help alleviate the stresses of not being able to find a parking spot.

Student Polls

What are the worst places to look for a parking spot on campus?    Based on 15 responses

  • 29% Business building lot
  • 24% Near Hope, Stewart, and Hart dorms
  • 19% Near Hope for sure
  • 14% Upper Campus
  • 5% Talbot Lot
  • 5% The Alpha Lot
  • 5% Behind the library

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 90 responses

  • 2% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 0% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 16% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 10% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 56% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 17% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 88 responses

Very poor
  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost

What are the best places to find a parking spot on campus?    Based on 17 responses

  • 52% In the several parking structures
  • 24% Under the track
  • 16% Parking is readily available pretty much anywhere
  • 8% Behind the cafeteria


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