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Reviews 1741 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I haven't had any internships at Biola yet, but I know they are very life changing. Biola also has mission trips that students can go to. They have many countries to choose from and they occur during the summers or interterms.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I enjoy being in the pre-nursing program a lot. The upperclassmen are very encouraging and make underclassmen look up to them. Every faculty is very helpful and they know so much. I look forward to go to every nursing class.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Even though only 40 students are accepted into the nursing program, it makes the program more excellent. Students who do well academically or show excellence are usually able to be accepted. I have not applied yet since I am a first semester sophomore, but I will be applying soon. The most important criteria is to do well in the science courses the first two years of school. The program has a normal application process with two recommendation letters, the actual application, an interview, and a test called the TEAS test. My tips are to do well in your classes, so you have an impressive GPA.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Biola has an excellent nursing program. It is very competitive and only accepts 40 students each year. During the first two years, students are admitted into the pre-nursing program. After the first semester of their sophomore year, they start applying to get into the nursing program. The professors are very helpful and inspiring. If I could do it all over again, I would still choose nursing at Biola because I love how they integrate Christianity with nursing. My career goal is to become a missionary nurse. I do not have any concerns about finding a job in this field.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: It was a very easy process receiving the scholarship at Biola University. It automatically gets added into your account on the website and subtracts from the total amount. Thus, it isn't confusing or a long process.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is a lot of variety and the food is always very fresh. The decorations are amazing, especially during holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is buffet style, so there are lots of options to choose from and you can eat as much as you want. The prices are reasonable. You can also use the flex dollars for food at Eagles Nest or coffee and other yummy drinks at Common Grounds.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls at Biola University dress modestly and appropriately.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a couple dining options that are a walkable distance away including: Starbucks, Panera, Burger King, Cold Stone, and a few others. Many other options are a reasonable distance to drive some of which include: Chick-fil-a, Pick Up Stix, Red Robin, In-N-Out, Hawaiian BBQ, Chipotle, Jamba Juice, Panda Express, BJ's Brewery, Cheesecake Factory, among many others. Frozen yogurt is also very popular and there are multiple place to get it fairly close to campus. Student discounts are available at Cold Stone and Berry Cool frozen yogurt.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: All students are required to complete 30 units of Bible classes. Some of these courses include: Biblical Interpretation/Spiritual Formation, Foundation of Christian Thought, Old and New Testament, Theology 1 & 2, and many more. All of these courses are excellent and the professors that teach them are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what they teach. This institution, professors, community, and courses help to grow you mentally and spiritually.

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2 College Sophomore

Diversity: I would say that Biola is not a very diverse institution. The majority of the school are devoted Christians. I would say that not too many ethnicity's are represented at Biola, the majority are Caucasians. Many countries are represented though, which I find very interesting! There are many missionary kids that attend Biola University, so many students that appear to be typical American young adults were actually born and raised in different countries and are living in a completely different culture.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am very satisfied with my major: Sociology. I am new to the major but am enjoying it very much. The material is interesting and the professor makes the learning environment a great place to grow in knowledge. The workload is not overbearing and the exams are simple. The professor does not try and trick you! I have learned a lot in the one major class I am in. Sociology is a broad major so there are many job opportunities associated with the it.

5 College Junior

Weather: It is usually warm in sunny in La Mirada, which is perfect weather for various activities.

4 College Senior

Parking: Parking has been great since they added a new parking structure. The requirement to park on campus is a parking permit which they check on cars regularly.

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4 College Senior

Local Area: Biola is near a city but in a smaller community. I love that the city is close but we are not inside of the business. It has a great neighborhood and there are plenty of things to do either go to the city or chill coffee places around here.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many restaurants around Biola University and a lot of them are really great. The reason it did not receive an A+ was because I do wish some of the more healthier options would be open later for college students...

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Biola has okay teachers but full of lazy students that don't care at all about their grades and just want to have fun and be "affirmed" by other self-righteous people.

4 College Junior

Weather: It is consistently warm and sunny here in La Mirada. 90 degree weather in November is not unheard of, and the warm fall nights are wonderful!

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms foster fantastic community and are really spacious. On campus housing can be hard to obtain as an upperclassmen, but I believe that is a common occurrence on many campuses.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love my degree program. Every teacher that I have had for my major specific classes have all genuinely cared for me and some have even gone out of their way to talk to me and to help when i was struggling to keep up in their class. It is a small major but all of students are very tight-knit together. I would definitely do my major over again. Since I am pursuing vocational ministry, one of my majors main goals is to land us a full time job upon graduating. That is the reason why we are required to have at least a 1 year internship in order to graduate as a Christian Ministries major. Because of how the degree is designed, I actually have no concerns finding a job after graduating.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live in Horton which is the newest dorm on campus. It has AC unites for every single room that are built into the ceiling. My freshmen year of college here at Biola, I roomed in a triple in Horton. It was a little cramped, but my dorm room was bigger than my room at home. It was only a little cramped because there was 3 people in my room, including myself. Horton and Hart have the smallest dorm room sizes on campus but they are still pretty spacious and comfortable. Biola also has one all guy dorm, Emerson, and one all girl dorm, Alpha.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: You have to find the good places. There is a plethora of choices of restaurants in the area surrounding Biola. There are restaurants from multitudes of nation. There is Mexican, Peruvian, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, American, and I have even found 1 German restaurant semi-local. There is this Japanese restaurant called Ginzaya that is a favorite of mine. It is only about Half a block away from Biola, easily walked to, and it serves many typical Japanese dishes as well as sushi. They also have one of the best happy hour menus for sushi that I have ever eaten off of.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: At Biola University, there are very many trendy people here and their sense of what is appealing in appearance trickles down to others who may not know much about fashion. Biola is not full of trendy students, it is home to people of every walk of life. From homeschoolers that look like they have never had a chnace to dress themselves before college, to international students from over 30 different countries, to even your typical jock. Clicks are not a thing of this school at, in fact everyone just blends together here and there is a school wide sense of camaraderie. This has fostered a sense of ease and security that many schools lack.

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5 College Sophomore

Technology: I have classes in the computer lab and they are excellent!

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Well, out "night life" means something completly different than it means at other schools, but we still enjoy ourselves. there are places to do and things to see and as long as you have good friends, your good. But the bar and club scene dont really exist here, and we all like it that way.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of places around! I have several friends that live off campus. Though its never the same as living exactly on campus, they still remain a big part of the community and the prices are totally afforable

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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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