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Reviews 1961 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Tuition is expensive here so you need all of the financial aid you can get. Financial Aid office shows all possible scholarships and loans possible associated with the school and points you in the right direction to find more scholarships and loans.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: A lot of the food in the Caf gets old and you start to miss home-cooked meals. Eagles Nest has great burgers, quesadillas, and burritos if you get tired of the Caf. Plus Heritage Cafe just opened up with real fruit smoothies, bowls, and Starbucks coffee so that is pretty great. The Soaring Eagle also has pretty good food.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is very close to classes and food places. Dorms are overall very nice. The community is great with "all halls" and floor activities.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing that is owned by Biola is a breeze to get into. The lottery times you get play a big part, but its usually a pretty simple process. They are not luxurious, but they are comfortable, affordable, and close to campus.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: La Mirada is not the most flavorful city, but students get by. There are a lot of late night options and if you like donuts, pho, or Taco Bell, you're in luck. But there are a lot of good restaurants if you're willing to drive 15 minutes or so. Really good Thai place, tons of boba, some really good pizza places. And it's not too far for a day trip into LA... Grand Central Market here we come!

3 College Junior

Administration: All undergrad students are on "contract" during the semesters. Not only is is a 'dry campus", but all students agree to a no drinking, no smoking policy, even if you're over 21. That is strictly enforced with expulsion as the consequence. Other than that the campus safety, or Campo as we call them, is pretty nice. They're kind of strict when it comes to skateboards, but if you're smart it shouldn't be a problem. Just don't fire-dance on campus and you'll be okay.

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2 College Junior

Party Scene: There are some tame parties that happen, but for the most part a "party" looks like a trip to In-N-Out and some loud music in the courtyard.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: I had a wonderful experience. There were some hiccups, but the people taking my calls were very patient and were able to properly direct and give me the information necessary.

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: There are a good amount of places to get a variety of meals. The caf is great if you have time to spare, especially since it is all you can eat. Meal exchange at Commons is always good. The best grab-n-go meal are the wraps at Talon.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is mandatory for all freshmen. There are a variety of dorms to choose from, each with their own personality and social dynamic. Regardless of the dorm of the floor that one lives on, one is never at a loss for community. Each floor holds a number of activities, including one G.Y.R.A.D ("Get Your Roommate A Date"), which is an outing for the whole floor and their dates. Popular GYRAD activities include kayaking, drive in movies, broom-ball, hikes, bowling and other fun activities. If you're not a big dorm-dweller, DownTown Biola is also a great place to meet and interact with other students. The coffee shop, bookstore, fireplace, and Student Union Building are all open to students and considered a great place for late night, on-campus, hang outs.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I'm an off-campus student that lives in a school-provided dorm that is less than 50 yards away from the actual campus itself (I know, it kind of doesn't make sense). I haven't heard of many (if any) major complaints from those who live in the apartments (whether Biola provided or not). La Mirada is a generally nice and safe city. People usually find options that work well for them.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Haven't done much of it because the school provides enough of what I need, but when I do go off campus, I'm not dissatisfied.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: It's pretty good. No the only thing that tends to have the most contention is the visitation hours, but most people are understanding about them and how they work anyway, so it's not the worst thing in the world.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I'm not a party scene type of person. I think in many ways that it can be detrimental to the college experience. That being said, there isn't a lack of options for having fun and school events to get involved in. I think Biola makes up for it pretty well in those options.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I haven't received a lot of money from Biola, but any help that they have provided has definitely been welcome. The process is generally pretty smooth.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The Caf' is generally a good option. All you can eat (plus variety) is great.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It has great community, the rooms are decently sized, and is constantly being improved.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I rarely go off campus to eat, but when I do, I'm satisfied

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Administration is pretty strict. There is a long line of authority, so the strictness depends on who is working or who enforces what rules.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The people in the financial aid office at Biola are awesome. they really want to help and keep everyone at Biola that they possibly can. I appreciate all of their help.

3 people found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is a very small party scene at Biola, but that is a large reason a lot of people go to Biola in the first place. It is known for not being party school.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Biola dining is okay. It would be nice to have other foods, such as chick-fil-a or starbucks on campus

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Biola housing is fantastic, the community is awesome. Although the rules for open hours can be a nuisance, the reason for them is good.

5 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I"ve never lived off campus, but my friends have no problems with it

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: I'm assuming it is great, from the places I have visitied

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Rose of Sharon Chapel Rose of Sharon Chapel This is a small prayer chapel where students can go any time, 24/7, for prayer.
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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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