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Reviews 1767 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Freshman

Majors: The counselors in the education department are very helpful, so you should have no trouble getting into the program. Nevertheless, you must be serious about your major in order to succeed and stay on top of courses and deadlines.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Great facilities but dealing with the housing department can be hard

4 College Junior

Majors: The teachers require a lot out of you but are very friendly and helpful. They are most interested in helping there students become good learners.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The campus safety at Biola is pretty strict when it comes to things like drugs, alcohol, parking, and suspicious behavior. We have had a couple scares in the past with unidentified people coming on campus and stealing so the security here has definitely heightened. The reason for the B+ is because of some actions taken by the campus safety in which they only focus on a certain race because a previous situation identified with that race instead of looking at it as a whole. Otherwise I feel safe while being on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: The computer labs are really helpful, especially if you own a mac computer. They have both mac's and PC's so whatever your preference you are in good luck. There are plenty of computer labs and the library hours are great.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: La Mirada is in close proximity of Los Angeles and it is easy to find ways to get to L.A. for a fun night out. There are so many restaurants in L.A. The Angels stadium is about twenty minutes away for those who enjoy baseball.

5 College Student

Academics: The are great. The teachers really care about us and the information is really detailed.

5 College Student

Weather: We are in southern California! You can not beat it here.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: There are a couple places near by but most of them are fast food.

4 College Student

Academics: The classes are very challenging and the teachers really want to see you succeed so they are willing to spend the extra time and help you to understand a concept.

4 College Junior

Local Area: La Mirada is a suburban town, but there are many great places in the area to eat and shop. Nearby there are great attractions such as Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, as well as shopping malls and outlet malls. There is a lot of culture in the LA County area, so there are always cultural events and happenings locally. The school is not a party school, it is a dry campus and students are under a detailed contract, so many outsiders love and respect the students.

4 College Junior

Transportation: There are many sources of transportation for Biola. There is a campus shuttle, as well as rental cars, and online ads where students can post when they need rides to certain places. It is possible to call a taxi service or use the public transportation bus system as well.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Honestly it's actually really good compared to a lot of other Christian schools I've visited (apu, hope, Pepperdine, Calvary). The dining facilities are nice and they really try to get a variety of multiethnic food like tacos, Asian stir fry, even falafel. Their salad bar is great. He only down is that the food could be a lot healthier and the caf needs more fruits. Lots of places to eat around campus too if you have a car

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: La Mirada is a typical suburban city but its close to LA, Disneyland, etc

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: It is very safe here. There are many things close by. A quick drive to Huntington Beach is always fun. A water park is just around the corner and so is a movie theater with great prices. Disneyland or Knotts Berry Farm between classes! There is always something to do close by and things going on ON campus as well.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I've learned more than I ever realized I would here at Biola. The professors doing a great job and there are many programs available to study!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: If you have a car/ride, there are more options than you could imagine. Lots of fun little ethnic places. People are obsessed with FroYo, Guppy Tea House, and the Night Owl (a coffee shop that doesn't close as long as people want to sit and talk). Check out groupon for good deals and always ask if the restaurant has a student discount. Only problem is most everything delicious is 2-5miles away, a little too far to walk.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: They are working on the parking problem by installing a new structure. The only problem is that takes a whole parking lot in the meantime.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most students who choose to find off-campus housing do not have much trouble as there tend to be many options. Most split rent by housing with 5-7 others, making it affordable.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: You have to drive sometimes, but Disneyland is close and the city of La Mirada is adorable.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: When it's nice out, which it is often, everyone is outside. The weather can be somewhat unpredictable, but it is SoCal, so weather is almost always better than most places.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: They have a shuttle, which can be useful but the places it goes are limited. You don't need any real modes of transportation beyond your feet to get around campus. Cars come in handy for getting most places.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I personally was and still am in need of a great number of scholarship to be able to attend the school. Thankfully, I was able to receive more than half of my tuition in financial aid. The school offers a great of help in terms of available aid for students. However, I did face some difficult in receiving the aid because of a mix up with my residency after I returned from a study-abroad program. I would encourage anyone interested in this program, be sure to read all of the fine print which applies to your eligibility for federal student aid after having lived abroad for a span of time. This demonstrated a large setback for me, and I had to postpone attending school for two whole years because of it. I don't regret my study-abroad experience, but it made it extremely difficult to continue my financial aid.

5 College Freshman

Technology: I spend a great deal of time using the computers at Biola, and I can attest to the fact that they are top quality. There is always an available combination of Macs as well as PCs, all free for student use, fully programmed with as many helpful programs as one would need. They are kept clean and clear, and have an excellent Internet network that is never slow and frustrating to use. I can always rely on the excellent technology in the library and commuter's lounge, where I spend the majority of my time. WiFi is also available basically everywhere you step on campus, which is also incessantly helpful.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Overall, the majority of the students attending my school all come from very similar walks of life. Because the tuition is quite high, and because of the school's Christian affiliation, most of the kids come from middle to upper class white backgrounds, possessing the resources and parental support to be able to afford and sustain a private university experience. These kids make up the unfortunate majority, so it is much more uncommon to come across large pockets of other demographics, simply because the resources and scholarships available to these lesser-privileged groups are not always there. There are several active diversity groups and clubs on campus fighting to pave the way for greater diversity, but so far, there hasn't been much progress.

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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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