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Reviews 1702 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors Help Us Succeed – The professors here try hard to make sure we succeed by helping us understand and providing office hours and other ways to make themselves available. They expect us to earn our grades and learn the material.

4 College Junior

Administration: Social Lives – The contact can sometimes be a big pain. When you are 21 it is even worse.

4 College Junior

Technology: Had some issues with wifi but it has been fast and for the most part reliable.

4 College Junior

Academics: Psychology and Christian Thought – Loved the course. Hard work and a lot of time spent studying but so worth it in the end. Love the material and will really miss that class.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It Is Not Tolerated – i have had friends get kicked out of the university because they were in possesion of drugs/alcohol. our school may give a warning, i'm not entirely sure of the policy bc i don't do that stuff. but i know that if you get caught with it more than once, you're pretty much out.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Pretty Fun and Innocent – it seems to be pretty quiet and most people are in theirs dorms hanging out with friends watching movies, talking, or studying. occasionally there will be parties off campus, but most of them try to keep it dry and respectable. often if there is a group going out to see a movie and go to a bonfire at the beach we will try to invite as many people as we can, there always seems to be a group going out if you're the type to want to go out a lot.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Not Too Sure – i have been living in the dorms for two years and have not yet ventured to off campus housing. but of what i hear it can be stressful to find stuff. i do believe that the school has bought near by houses in the neighborhood that students can rent for reasonable prices. The school also provides a few apartment buildings but its kind of luck of the draw with that. i've heard that the other apartments in the area not associated with the school are not too bad either as long if you have a few roommates to split the rent with.

4 College Junior

Local Area: La Mirada – The city is safe, but not very convenient for students.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorm Community – Living on campus is a great experience. Every dorm has a unique community and plenty of dorm traditions. Dorm community is amazing, and it's a great place to learn and grow.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Not Enough – I'm frustrated that we are in a residential area which doesn't cater to late nights or healthy options.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus. I never worry about where I am going, or when I am coming back. I trust that campus safety is taking care of the perimeter, and that I do not need to fear for my own safety any more than I should already.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: The meal plan needs to be more flexible and less expensive. Also, a better variety of food would be nice. Sometimes it gets to be a little boring. However the food is good quality a times.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: The athletic center at Biola University is newly renovated and in geat condition. It is very clean and everyone helps eachother keep it that way. It is very private and non threatening environment. The library is very comfortable which is where I spend most of my time.

4 College Senior

Academics: Great Community – Biola University has an overall great community. Everyone is friendly and helpful as well as your home away from home. The campus is beautiful and comfortable. I never wanted to leave. Everything you need is right there on campus.

5 College Freshman

Weather: Since Biola is located in Southern California, specifically in Orange County, summer weather is always felt. Even on campus with the scenery of things, the weather does not look like a factor to dampen student learning.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Getting Around – Getting to and from Biola is no hassle. The campus is small, but the life is immense with convenient transportation. Cost there is also manageable.

5 College Freshman

Administration: Campus Life – Biola's campus life and atmosphere is unique. People there are friendly for continuing and new students, just like me; it makes the transfer to Biola less freighting than it already is.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Biola is unique because they deeply care about each student and and very personable.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: One reason why my school is the best is because the environment. I have such amazing friends and professors who love the Lord and encourage me to continue in loving him as well and shoot for my dreams. It is an incredibly uplifting place and I would never want to be anywhere else.

3 College Junior

Parking: Parking can be somewhat full sometimes, but you can always find a spot. Plus, they are working on more parking space as we speak, therefore I am rather happy and not worried about the parking situation.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: It's a private school--so that's understandable. But I think that scholarships should be increased a bit due to grades earned within Biola. I transferred and got the same amount of money for a GPA outside of Biola as I did inside of Biola. I was told there was room for scholarship growth due to in-house performance, but that was not the case. I busted out a 4.0 thinking I would be getting more money (on top of other reasons) and didn't want to mess up scholarships. It wasn't actually true, so I got the same amount of money for this year. Not cool.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Love It Here – Biola has provided both the atmosphere and standard not only for Christ-like living but also for the daily struggles of students this age to be met. It's not unrealistic--it's Biblical. My live has deeply changed, not because of delusion or peer pressure--but because of the Holy Spirit working in the lives of students around me who are willing to let Him work. The faculty and staff always supplement this reality by being open and honest with us. Transparency is encouraged, and I love that. I recommend Biola to any young believer.

4 College Senior

Academics: I'm getting a minor in International Development and my education thus far has proved itself in my internships and real life experience. The program prepares us for the fields based in Anthropology.

4 College Junior

Academics: An Insightful, Integrative Learning Experience – Biola University provides a wide range of academic programs. The popular ones include Psychology, Intercultural Studies (ICS), Bible, Philosophy, Business, Education, Communications and Communication Sciences and Disorders. Due to relatively small class sizes (20-30 students), students get to build relationships with their professors quite easily. Students are able to visit professors during designated "office hours" to get help on assignments, ask questions about the material, or to simply have a chat. Generally, the professors are also friendly and they are willing to get to know students outside the classroom. Biola's Bible classes are amazing, thanks to highly intellectual and passionate professors that make lectures interesting and intriguing. Biola integrates every subject with the Bible, and teaches students to view life and their chosen majors from a Biblical worldview. Biola also offers several study abroad and exchange programs to England, China, New Zealand, among others. Biola also provides numerous opportunities for students to go on mission trips during summer and winter breaks to various places around the globe.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Pretty Good – Varsity sports at Biola are pretty good. We do well on a national level. I've heard the athletic trainers do not do a good job of taking care of the athletes, though. Students get involved in some sports some of the time, but spirit isn't incredibly high.

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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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