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Reviews 1691 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: you just have to set time apart to look and go through the applications

3 College Freshman

Local Area: most of the cool hang out spots are about 15 mins away

1 College Sophomore

Diversity: With Biola being very specific about their religious stance and what is acceptable behavior for students, there isn't diversity in religion or sexual orientation. They have many discussions throughout the year that provide explanations for what the school believes and Bible classes help with that also.
Biola is working on trying to create more racial diversity because as of now, a large majority of the student body are white.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Being in the center of the Los Angeles area, there's tons of places to go. There is a variety of restaurants in the neighborhood, and countless places to visit if you have a car, so variety is pretty endless.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: There are a lot of great opportunities on-campus as well as other places off-campus. There is a swing club called Memories near by and Downtown Disney is close to campus as well.

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4 College Junior

Academics: I love the variety in my major and the numerous avenues one can take. The course work is relevant to life and is equipping me for service in my career and in life as well.

4 College Junior

Academics: The professors are wonderful not only do they have a passion for their profession and specific classes but they genuinely care about the students. The registration process is fairly easy especially because of the academic advising we receive each semester within our department. The library is a great place to study and so is the upper level of the Student Union. The fireplace is another great spot and there are lots of trees around campus to study under as well. Study abroad is another great option too there are many different trips offered.

4 College Junior

Weather: The weather is fairly nice in La Mirada. It is quite warm in Aug./Sept. and it gets pretty cold in Dec./Jan. but overall it is nice and average.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There is a nice variety in the types of people on campus and everyone really gets along well despite coming from different backgrounds and such.

1 College Freshman

Academics: I have had a terrible time with Biola and it's financial aid. Every time I received a scholarships they would take it back days before school started. I had to drop out of school for a semester because of this problem. Don't believe you will get every scholarship that is offered to you because they will drop your scholarships if they see that you have "to much." For a school that costs $35k THIS IS RIDICULOUS!!!

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: At Biola University when you begin to get into your major classes your class size gets smaller, ther is more one on ones with the teacher, and you get to have more productive class disscussions.

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public transportation is almost non-exsistant at Biola University. You have to have your own car our have friends to give you rides to go to places.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Beware, the Biola ratio is real: 2 girls to every 1 guy. Many of the gentlemen are hipsters.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus safety works hard to take care of us and La Mirada is a generally safe neighborhood. At orientation they told us there have been no violent crimes on campus, only crimes of opportunity (such as stolen laptops that are left on the main lawn).

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5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The drug scene at Biola is almost nonexistent. And those who do drugs to typically brag about it publicly because its looked down on. Biola is a place for people who are more concerned about learning to love Jesus than feeling good from a temporary high.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Campus dining is good. We have a lot of options, but towards the end of the semester, you really start missing home-cooked meals.

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3 College Sophomore

Technology: The library has several computer labs on its different levels. They are accessible whenever the library is open, and students have the choice between Apple and Windows computer labs. Biola caters to the needs or preferences of the students, which is great. We have secure wireless internet wherever we go on campus, and it is reliable for the most part.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are every type of race and the guys are cute

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: There is not a lot of crimes in that city; i feel safe

3 College Freshman

Administration: Campus Security can get pretty annoying, because they tend to take their job a little too seriously and tug their responsibilities too much such as the way they handle parking tickets. They tend to cause conflict with a lot of the events my dorm hall has such as Deck the Haven as well. Other than the issue with campus security, there isn't much other issues that students have problems with about Biola being so-called "Very strict and conservative;" Biola really is not bad at all as outsiders such as "BBC" claim it to be!

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Dealing with financial aid is always a difficult and very tedious process. It feels as if there always seems to be an issue with my financial aid, but luckily those working in the financial aid office are great at helping understand the financial issue at hand especially those working in the Accounting Office!
Meeting with a Financial Aid Counselor has been helpful in my past encounters, but I have also met people who say that the counselors were no help at all, but rather all they did was state the info. of the issue that the student already knew.
-just as when your cars needs fixing, the computer will tell you that the car is messed up but does not tell you what the problem is or how to fix it!

But really they are not as bad as that statement sounds, regardless, the problem always seems to get fixed when you are reliant on God and not on yourself-He's brought you all this way for a reason right!

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Weekends it is kind of dull, lots of people go home but you can always find something fun to do

5 College Freshman

Weather: The weather at Biola is mostly sunny, but regardless of the weather in Biola, students seem to become very excited in whatever way the weather may turn! ESPECIALLY WHEN IT RAINS!!!!!

2 College Freshman

Administration: Biola is strict in its rules but it is for a purpose and it creates the best community ever.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Business is the best major ever. The building is brand new, and teachers are awesome.

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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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