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Reviews 1966 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Biola has beautiful apartments off campus and the safety is incredible. The scenary is also intriguing with beautiful nature.

1 College Student

Administration: Drinking is strict at my school you automatically get sent to the dean and get a review. It is really serious. So parties are very limited at my school.

4 College Student

Academics: i love the challenging work that is given to me and the professors are caring and grateful to work at my school.

2 College Freshman

Weather: The whether can be very odd except in summer and winter. But throughout the year, there have been odd Weather patterns. One day it will be raining and then out of nowhere, it will be very hot.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The professors that I have had have been very engaging and and connect with the students beyond the classroom. They truly have a heart for students to learn and apply their skills to life. When it comes to personal problems or discussions, they are more than happy to have students visit them in their office and talk with them.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I am really satisfied with my program. If I could do it over again, I would have gotten more involved within my first year. There was much I could have done but either was too busy or I never got around to it and I regret that. But I am starting to get more involved with what they major has the offer with jobs and internships. My career goals are to graduate with a BA degree in journalism and either enter into graduate school in New York, D.C., or Boston or get an internship within the Los Angeles area working for a news company. As of right now, I do not have any concerns. The more internships and jobs I get in within the journalism field, it only builds up on my resume which will increase my chances of getting a good job and start on my career.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I received my first internship at the beginning of the second semester with the California School Project. I was their news reporter for the blog site throughout the year covering stories of CSP and their assigned high school Christian Clubs are spreading the Gospel through events.

3 College Freshman

Majors: With my journalism program, english writing is key. Writing never leaves you regardless of emphasis. But the introductory courses helps built up for the harder ones and english general ed courses only help even more. The difficult parts of admissions was keeping track of everything. When it comes to transcripts, application, SAT scores, and finances, it just can be much to handle. But again, Biola helped me along the way with every phone call and visit I made to make sure I had everything complete. A tip for admissions is to continue in the great character they have of helping new and current students because they are doing a great job at it.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The community is excellent and you meet so many people.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The process of applying to the Cinema and Media Arts department at Biola was easy, but the difficulty of actually getting in depends on the emphasis that you're applying for. I started out as a Production emphasis, which is the most selective. It does not require a sample of your work, but it is next to impossible to be accepted without one. Likewise, it is suggested that people who want to be in the Screenwriting emphasis submit a sample script. Emphases like Media Management and Off-Hollywood are much easier to get into, as they are very small right now and, therefore, the least competitive.

5 College Freshman

Weather: Located in southern California, the weather is always great throughout the year. mostly sunny around 70-80 degrees, with typical rain or cloudy days.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Since Biola is a christian school, drugs are uncommon. There is a great enforcement and prevention against drug use, but unfortunately there may be few to very minimal cases.

4 College Student

Campus Quality: Biola is considered a small school but it is laid out so you don't feel like you're at a small school. The campus has a lot of trees and plants so the landscaping is pretty. There is a combination of original buildings plus newer buildings which have been added over the years. So there is a combination of different types of architecture. One of my favorite things is the awesome mural of Jesus that has so much Christian symbolism. It is beautiful to look at and calming at the same time. Every time I visited the campus I got such a feeling of family and closeness. God is incorporated in every aspect of school and chapel on Sunday night will be a great way to start my week.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I love being an elementary education major because Biola University really prepares you to become am effective teacher. I get to experience what it is like in an elementary classroom setting, and all of the professors are helpful and truly care for their students. I would highly recommend this major to anyone who has a passion for teaching and impacting children's lives.

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.

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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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