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Reviews 1687 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Starbucks... and That's It. La Mirada is not a hip college city by any stretch of the imagination. It's a small city, mostly populated by houses and their yards. There are very few options for dining off-campus. The best of which is the Starbucks on the corner of the street - a 5 min walk. The rest is sub-par. There is a McDonalds and a Burger King 20 mins away. That's pretty much it. Basically, get a bicycle.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Biola University does not give out very much financial aid.

4 College Sophomore

Parking: Biola University just added a new parking garage to their campus which has allowed more parking spaces to open up. The only time it might be a little more difficult to get a parking spot is late a night or during the day on the week days. I find no problem usually finding a parking spot. The parking permit cost is $125

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Multi Cultural – Biola University has a wide range of ethnic groups on their campus. We have many students from many different types of backgrounds so therefor no feels left out. There are many different groups/clubs on campus to help welcoming incoming students who do come from more diverse backgrounds than others. Each student adds the the culture of Biola making it what it is.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Everything that Biola has is great there student union is well functioning and a great place to hang out. The athletic center is good I would like a mat room with a punching bag but im happy with the buildings they have devoted to health including a turf soccer field, weight room, room with aerobic type things like treadmills, and the basketball gym. All in pristine condition

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Completely Safe – The campus safety is very efficient and there is only minor crime on campus like there was a string of bikes robbed in the past but thats about it. The health services here are very helpful

5 College Freshman

Majors: I Plan on an Internship – I plan on getting an internship in the future as it is often required for most majors and it helps in getting a job in the future in politics. There are a variety that are offered to Biola students since they have a good reputation. There are some connections that professors also have, which will be very helpful.

3 College Freshman

Technology: Bad Wireless Network – They have many computers available to use in the library, both PCs and Macs, but the internet is way too slow. A personal computer and printer is not needed, but it would be much more comfortable to have one.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Cozy Small University – There are a lot of events regarding the holidays, but there are not that many events during the usual school term. It is good that we are only about an hour away from downtown LA, which is always fun to visit. There are a lot of shopping centers close by so we can get our groceries. The students are known for being very open and kind in our community.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Biola University is an amazing school. I love it and I am glad I applied here. The academics are challenging and the social life is full of fellowship. There are many opportunities to be involved at Biola. Also, the area where Biola is located is amazing as well.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The Nightlife for Biola students is a fun experience. There are no parties or hangouts with alcohol. It is a great time for fellowship.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms at Biola University are great. The social atmosphere and community are great as well. It is really easy to fit in and accustom to the environment.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Smooth Process With the Help of Parents – I was able to get financial aid fairly easily with the help of my parents. Had I been doing it on my own, I would not have qualified for very much. It would be helpful to get to know the financial aid officers at the school to stay in the loop about new financial aid opportunities. The school is costly, but worth the money.

4 College Junior

Technology: The technology available at Biola University is fantastic. Numerous computers are available to students in our library, wireless access is campus-wide, and a printing center available on campus makes things very convenient for Art students. Biola makes computers accessible to those who don't own one.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Perfect Location – La Mirada, CA is a town that immediately, does not offer much entertainment. But the location is unlike anything else, five minutes from Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm a mile down the road, and downtown Los Angeles just a 20 minute drive away, you never run out of anything to do.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I recieved a decent about at Biola University but i still needed more. Its hard for me to pay but I manage. Biola has other opportunities for more financial aid. i.e. community service scholarships and others.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The facilities at Biola University are generally small but great serves and equipment

4 College Freshman

Academics: I came to Biola University for it's strong Christian foundation. This University helps its students by making them grow in their faith as it has helped me.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Must Love Jesus Christ – As I see it, the majority of the student body has a unending love of Jesus Christ. This leads to service to others as Biola is a leader in many communities throughout the Los Angeles area with various outreach programs that students can get involved in. If you like to serve others in the name of our Lord, then Biola is for you.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Biola has a nice gym area, track area, pool area and weight lifting area that was upgraded 2 years ago. The cafeteria is great with many food choices on a daily basis. They also have another eating area, the Eagles Nest, which is great for late night snacks on those late night study ventures

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Extremely Safe – Campus police/security are visible everywhere on campus. They will offer to give rides to dorms if late in the evening. Campus is very secure at all hours. Haven't heard of any petty thefts as of yet but it pays to keep your dorm room locked when you are vacant. Ample areas to park bikes but make sure it is locked for safety and to prevent theft. Campus also has dorm members who can sign up to escort others to their dorm rooms after hours.

3 College Freshman

Administration: In dorms, there are visiting times and guys can not go into the girls dorm passed a certain time. There is no drinking or smoking or non choreographed dancing on campus allowed.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There Are No Drug Scene – There are no drug scenes. I've never seen or heard of any at Biola University.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Human Biology Is Quite Difficult – The major and the professors at the biology depart makes sure that you are prepared no matter what or where you go.

4 College Senior

Administration: High Community Standards – Every incoming student has to sign a contract agreeing to follow the community standards. Biola students agree to refrain from alcohol during the semester, and no drugs are allowed on campus. And, there are no school dances. The community standards, however, provide a safer community for 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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