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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Most of the buildings, aside from alpha and the classrooms over by the sand volleyball court, are new in appearance. For the most part, everybody gets along and the occasional dorm rivalries are fun.

3 College Junior

Transportation: Having a car or knowing someone with a car on campus is a very good idea since most of the things to do off campus require either a long walk or a car to get to. On the plus side, you are relativily close to LAX, within an hour drive or so.

5 College Junior

Weather: Perfect weather, neither hot nor cold, usually around 70-85 degrees, not much rainfall and no snow :( but the weather is nice enough that you can stay outside all day.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Almost all of the students are Conservatives and all of them are Christians. That be said, the school is pretty diverse ethnically and economically.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There is off-campus housing literally less than a mile from the school and they have security that keeps the place safe at night. The only problem is that the apartments nearby are usual filled rather quickly by the upperclassmen.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall, Biola is pretty awesome, the teachers are great and friendly. The food at the Café is pretty decent for a college. Best experience is either Nationball, a giant dodge ball competition between the dorm halls, or Mockrock, which is an annual talent competition (mainly skits and dancing)

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: A little better than average. Alpha dorm is out dated and not enough electrical outlets for computer, cell phone, lamp, etc.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Overall, better than average, some things are excellent! Just very expensive and taxes are horrendous!

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1 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school has been very good to deal with concerning their financial aid. However, it is extremely hard to get scholarships even though I really need them (if not impossible) because I am white, both parents work, and both parents are married and alive.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Very diverse, which is nice.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Real good options, but you have to have a car to get to most of them.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: Fairly easy to get into the program, but the admission process was cumbersome and confusing. Especially trying to find out what books are required for each class, that was so frustrating! Difficult to find out what is required, and order on line. Also, the bookstore hours are not very cooperative, and they do not know what books are required for what classes.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't participate in them but want to at some point.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Strict, but it should be, accountability is the key.

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2 College Freshman

Technology: You have to have your own computer, there are none to use on campus. Mine crashed, and it was extremely difficult to function since there are none to use, and many students won't let you use theirs.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Dining is very good, it is very expensive, not very flexible, and confusing how to use my meal plan at other locations on campus.

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5 College Freshman

Weather: The best weather on the planet.

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: For the most part, students live the Christian life they profess, which includes refraining from these things.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very good, I feel safe.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is good, and they are adding more. The cost, however is really high, I mean reallllly high.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Somewhat stay to themselves, some are very self centered.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: The predominant races on campus are White and Asian. There are a lot of events promoting ethnicity and racial diversity (which seem to exclude white people a lot). I would say a majority of people are from the middle to middle-upper class economically. I would say a majority of people are pretty conservative , and you have to be Christian to go to the school. There are gay people on campus, however, you are technically not allowed to be homosexual and go to Biola so the majority of people are straight and those that are gay keep it on the down low from what I can tell.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of places nearby for off campus dining. A lot of them are the normal fast food chains but if you dig deep you can definitely find little hole in the wall places good for ethnic foods and just good food in general since on campus dining gets pretty repetitive. Plus, IN N OUT. Need I say more?

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I've heard good things about off campus housing. I believe Biola apartments can be hard to get into but multiple complexes in the area are helpful and friendly to Biola students. The average rent cost is around $300-$350 with a couple roommates I believe.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: The nursing program is pretty hard to get into. only 40 people are accepted each year. Priority acceptance goes to those with an avg. 3.3+ GPA and a science GPA of 3.0+, those that did not have to retake a science course for a C- and below grade, have taken 3 of 4 required sciences already, 2 of 4 have to have been taken at Biola. Job experience is a plus, leadership roles, missions work, and Biola extracurriculars are also a plus.

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Rose of Sharon Chapel
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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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