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Reviews 1690 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Most people at Biola fight for the off-campus apartments on the Bluff or the Block. Many students resort to nearby houses or McComber Creek, which is right down the street on Stage and Beach. However, I live in Anaheim, 30 minutes away from Biola. Although I lived in the dorms for a year and a half, sometimes it's nice to get out of the Biola bubble. Making your housing arrangements for the upcoming year as fast as you can and always account for change. Have back up plans as well as back up roommates. Biola classifieds is full of apartments and house rentals that are helpful.

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4 College Senior

Academics: I wanted to be a part of Biola University's journalism department because it was making waves in the media industry. The professors have been amazing and always available to answer questions to the best of their ability. A professor of mine even left an important meeting to answer my question. Registration is easy and the Biola staff or students are always willing to help. The study rooms in the library are hard to get but definitely worth it especially for rooms. The most popular study areas are downtown Biola, dorm common rooms, the fountain, and creek park as well as the library.

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3 College Senior

Academics: At Biola University, the journalism department seems like it's just up and running. Because many of the faculty are much more experienced, they tend to scrutinize more on what they thing should happen rather than the reality of situations. For example, they expect everyone to get outstanding internships and constantly compare you to those who have "better" internships. The public relations aspect of the journalism department is amazing. I think the journalism department needs more experience and needs to grow.

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5 College Sophomore

Weather: It's Southern California you can't complain about it.

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5 College Sophomore

Administration: We are really strict when it come to people doing bad stuff on campus.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: The Biola campus is awesome. It is always clean and fresh looking! There are many places to hang out, like by the student union, the cafeteria. There are two places to get food by the student union, and a place specific for all kinds of drinks. There's also the bookstore, which also has an apple store close to it, which offers discounts for the students. The library has three floors, and very cozy. Many organizations to join within the majors. They have one of the largest student led missions organizations. It is so fun.

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3 College Junior

Parking: Parking is a bummer because the school attendance is growing faster than the actual campus can expand, but the school definitely shows effort in this area because already one parking structure has been built and another is on its way.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I am kind of biased because I landed a great house but many students have trouble finding good housing. From what I hear and have experienced prices are pretty good for groups of 5 to 7 and everything is pretty local but you still have to be wary of scams.

4 College Junior

Administration: The University is very strict and sets standards that they stick to. While sometimes it can be annoying to follow these rules they are made for understandable reasons and are maintained well. The rules they set help students focus on schoolwork and help maintain a balanced social life.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of places right around campus willing to rent to students. Often a group of students will go in together and rent a house for the year. Splitting the rent six ways or so makes it fairly affordable.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I've always felt safe on Biola's campus. Campus Safety does a good job keeping everyone up-to-date on any incidents that take place. However, don't leave your laptop lying around, even to get up from your table at the library to find a book really quickly. A handful of laptops have been stolen this way over recent years. I would also recommend keeping your door locked when you're not there, just in case.

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2 College Senior

Parking: Parking on campus has become really difficult with all of the construction going on around upper campus. If you live on the Bluff and can't manage to get one of the few spots up there, you end up having to park under the track field or the parking structure. Alpha, Sigma, and Horton have likewise been impacted. Lower campus's parking lot is far too small for the amount of students who live there, and the majority of the parking spots are too small for anything larger than a Civic.

5 College Student

Academics: Everything is perfect at Biola. I love the staff and classes so much

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3 College Student

Parking: I drive a big lifted truck, and the spaces are sort of small

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The facilities at Biola are average. Some of the dorms are older and need some love while some of the other dorms are brand new and state of the art.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never been worried or scared about walking on campus late at night. It is a small close knit school that is protected by wonderful campus safety officers. Just don't get caught making out in your car.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There is very little night life that falls into Biola's code of conduct and risking getting caught isn't worth the parties.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Biola's covenant restricts undergraduate students from using either recreational drugs or smoking/drinking for that matter. Since all students enter the university with this knowledge in mind, it greatly limits the use of such paraphernalia.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The facilities are nice enough for athletes to improve their game and compete at a competitive level. However, the school does not seem to exhibit a great deal of school spirit when it comes to sports. Perhaps it is because we lack a football team. Overall, I would say if you are an athlete and just looking to compete with other players that are above par in their skill, Biola is a good fit.

4 College Senior

Majors: I enjoy Kinesiology. most of the lectures and teaching material is hands on.

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4 College Senior

Majors: I definitely look forward to interning within y major and skill capabilities. I do not have many concerns. I have faith inGod that He will open up opportunities and let His will be done. I just pray and hope for the internship to be as directly related to my major and concentration.

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5 College Senior

Academics: Studying Kinesiology at Biola university is great. I receive a biblically centered education. In doing so I am integrating the Word of God and Kinesiology and learning a way in which I can impact the World through Gods eyes and with the career that I am pursuing. I not only learn the technical aspect of Kinesiology, but Biola also teaches its students to have integrity and and be diligent in our words and deeds.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: The faculty all have a warm personality. They have a welcoming spirt to greet you during every visit to the campus. They are very supportive and making your Biola experience satisfying.

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5 College Senior

Campus Food: There is a huge variety of health delicious foods in the campus dining. The food is satisfying to fill your stomach.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: The faculty at Biola University are extremely happy to accompany you while being on campus. They are very supportive in making sure my questions are answered. They regularly call to make sure I am updated.

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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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