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5 College Sophomore

Weather: It's Southern California weather. The beach is an hour away. The mountains are 2 hours away. Mostly sunny and rare rain. Perfect weather!

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5 College Senior

Drug Safety: All students are required to sign a contract prior to their enrollment to Biola indicating they will not partake in drugs/alcohol, premarital sex, etc.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I really love being a Biology major. Everyone is so close to each other and we always encourage one another. It is definitely difficult being in science and having your faith mixed into it but it is worthwhile. Professors are encouraging and are always willing to help you. The only downside is that Biola seems not to focus much in the Biology department but there are endless opportunities being passed out by the professors themselves.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are a few people that do not abide by the rules. Campus safety really tries to catch anyone in the act and the whole campus will get notified. I am a sophomore here and I've only been notified once or twice about drugs circulating!

4 College Junior

Diversity: Biola has fair amount of diversity. Any lack of diversity is made up for as Biola seeks to celebrate the diveristy not only of the school but also of the Church in many ways with many oppurtunities for cultural awareness and an entire week dedicated to a missions conference every year.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of restaurants within walking or driving distance of Biola. There are a broad range of costs from In-N-Out to five-star restaurants. Almost everywhere is casual, and community-oriented.

5 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Biola has a no-drug and no-alcohol policy/contract for all students who are currently enrolled in classes, no matter what age they are. I really like that the University has taken an interest in the health and well-being of its students' concerning drugs and alcohol. It is such a shame when college students get into the drug/alcohol scene and end up on a downward spiral. From my experience, I do not know any students who do take drugs and drink alcohol, which is totally awesome!

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I absolutely love the integration aspect of my major. I had never been exposed to Christian thinking within psychology before (especially at my community college courses). All of my professors so far have been really great. It is cool to learn their specific backgrounds in psychology and what they are doing now in the field. One thing that I think is really cool, is that students can participate in experimental studies in order to receive extra credit for most psychology classes. The studies are fun and usually only last about 30 minutes.

Recent Alumnus

Majors: I have not taken the time to seek out internships as of yet, but I do plan to in the future. The biggest issue preventing me from doing so is the amount of workload I am currently taking this semester. I do worry that there may not be any appropriate internships for me, or the internships that are available would be geared more towards students who live on campus. Being a commuter places a strain on the amount of social and school related activities that I can conveniently participate in now. The internships that I have seen offered are all located near campus, which makes it difficult for me to find one that is a reasonable distance from my house.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I enjoy the caf but being a vegetarian can be hard sometimes.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe. The campus is small and I always see Campus Safety walking around and in the parking lots. Campus safety will send us emails of crime alert so I also feel very up to date on the status of the safety on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Studnet life is good and studnets can use most of all.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Local areas are safe, clean, and friendly. I like it.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It is good food, but it needs to have variety. For instance, it is good to have interantional foods. Mostly there are Western food, it is good to have more Asian foods.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Biola University is pretty strict and serious about their policies. They have specific guidelines on how we should act with the opposite sex but I love their rules. I think it is good for all the students.

5 College Junior

Academics: Due to Biola University's prestige as a world renowned Christian university, it attracts many of the top professors from all over that are founded in the truth of Christ. There are many professors with doctorates from Oxford, Princeton, Harvard, etc. that SHOULD by most standards be teaching at a more renowned university, but choose to teach at Biola as a result of their passion for Biola's goal to train and equip young adults to take on the world for Christ.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: There are now 5 main places which one can get something to eat. The Cafeteria (aka The Cafe), Eagle's Nest, Common Grounds, The Talon, and The Soaring Eagle (food truck). While the food at most of these places is superb compared to the standard for most colleges and/or universities, it is a very limited selection for late night studies. However if food is a necessity in the waning hours of the night, there are plenty of food options within a mile or two of campus.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Students and faculties at Biola are awesome! They are very friendly and welcoming. Even if you are a freshman or a transfer, they make you feel like you are at home. Since the campus is not a mega size, dorms to classes are fairly close. Even if you wake up late to class, you can get to class on time.
Biola is very clean and well kept. Many students enjoy to study out on grass or by the famous fountain. We have many clubs for students to join and many events!

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm currently in Dorm, however, what i hear from people who are in off-campus housing is that the apartments are pretty close to campus. So many people can bike to school. Since the school is in the residential area, it is fairly safe to drive, bike or walk.

College Freshman

Drug Safety: At Biola University, there is barely any drug scene. It is almost impossible to see people with any type of drug or tobacco products. Alcohols and Drugs are not allowed on campus or anywhere else on campus.

3 College Freshman

Technology: Computers at the library are pretty reliable and in good condition. However in some computer labs, they have problems with internet or are just completely outdated. I would recommend your own computer on campus, but it is not completely necessary.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Biola has an awesome community. Although the campus itself is fairly small, and their facilities are nothing special, community at Biola is amazing. Students here are extremely friendly, professors are super chill and down to earth, and even workers (such as janitors or caterers) work with a smile on their faces. Food is pretty good, we have many different places to choose from, including our own personal Biola food truck!

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Everything is pretty good except for the athletic facilities. This isn't a priority given the fact that it is a private christian school, but still the gym and weight lifting room could use work.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm a psychology major, and even though I just started taking degree classes this semester, I've really enjoyed it so far. The professors I've were great and really show that they care about their students. The curriculum is challenging, but very interesting at the same time. I want to study behavioral psychology and go into the research field eventually, and I feel the classes here are giving me a good foundation for that.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: The school is located in a suburban area, so there generally isn't much going on in the surrounding region. If you have a car and can go off campus, there's a number of shopping malls and recreation places that are about 10-15 minutes away and they're pretty cool. As for the social atmosphere of the school, it's very peaceful and the community is really good. The safety is pretty good as well.

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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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