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Reviews 1764 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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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.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Great but Not Priority – Academics and spiritual life are the top priorities at Biola, and the sports community is small. But, our men's soccer team won the GSAC championship this year and both of our cross country teams raced in the NAIA championships. Our sports teams do well, but they aren't the very best.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Plenty of Options – Biola has three off-campus apartment complexes and three on-campus apartment-like options. I haven't lived in them, but friends who have, love it! They're close enough to campus for students to walk or ride a bike to and from. The cost isn't too different from on-campus options.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Great Spirit – our athletic teams are great and students are always encouraged to come out to the games. The soccer team is going to nationals and the students love watching the games.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Beautiful Campus – the campus has a nice charm and is beautiful. there is nice landscape and the facilities are clean and great. The athletic center is top notch and the athletic field is turf. the library is giant and beautiful with a bunch of books on biblical studies.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Anything at Biola - especially dorm-life - is very Christ-centered. Hope and Horton are the newest (and most preferred) dorms on campus. You won't find partying unless you are really looking for it, and even then, it won't be on Biola's campus. Expect to see people out late at night talking religion/philosophy or just goofing off. La Mirada is a really sleepy town, so there's not a whole lot to do after 10 pm unless you organize something yourself. It helps to have a car on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: No Drugs or Alcohol – Drugs and alcohol are not allowed on campus, nor are student allowed to drink or get high. Some students will try to do it, when people get caught they first go through counseling and then if they continue to use drugs and alcohol then they get kicked out of school.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Pretty Good – The Cafe has pretty good food, its nice having a salad and sandwich bar if nothing their making sounds good. Its also buffet style so if you get something and don't like it you can just go get something else. There also are 2 coffee shops and one other food place on campus that you can use your money to get food or drinks at. They are pretty good also.

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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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