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Reviews 1900 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Throughout my time at Biola I have come to find that diversity is something that is valued on campus. There are reconciliation chapels each week, which aim to reconcile the differences brought up by diversity and encourage students to embrace diversity on campus. Diversity is so important to Biola's campus that when administration heard the unrest concerning a Jesus mural on campus in which Jesus was displayed as white-skinned, the campus held a meeting to discuss the issue. The campus attitude seems to be very accepting of diversity, as far as culture and ethnic variety goes.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus Crime – Although Biola University is in a safe neighborhood, there have been a few incidences which might make a student uneasy about safety. Simple things like theft, vagrants on campus, or.whatnot However, the campus safety officers at Biola are phenomenal, and do a great job at keeping students informed and advised about safety on campus. Students receive texts or calls whichever they prefer (as chosen in registration) as well as e-mails, which allow them to stay up to date with what is going on in and around campus, and the ways they can keep students safe. Despite the few instances of crime, I have never felt unsafe at Biola. There are always campus safety officers wandering the campus, and the information students receive really contributes in making the campus feel safe.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Relationships Just as Important – My major is Intercultural Studies which is a very relational major. I learned so much about and grew so much in regards to relationships this semester. I learned more about myself and others. I had a whole class of hands on activities on how to adjust intercultural and interpersonal with different types of people and cultures. I grew a great deal for the better and I love Biola and the people there because of it.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Biola University is a very safe place. I don't feel uncomfortable walking around campus at night by myself from library to my dorm or where ever I'm going to. There is always campus safety taking rounds. Just remember to lock your doors and don't leave your valuables laying about to prevent theft.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: All You Need in the Library – Do you like studying by yourself, with others, inside, outside, while eating, in a comfy chair? Well no matter how you like studying the library at Biola University has it all. They have a computer lab, a writing center to help you with essays and so much more. It is a very welcoming place no matter how you like to study and I know students who just live in the library... almost. It is a place where you will defiantly to get all you studying done.

4 College Sophomore

Parking: Biola University actually had an awesome parking though i haven't explore all of them but my experience with the 4 times visits has actually been great. The parking is visible well explained, enough for students and staff. The guest parking lot is the closest to wherever you are going which to me deserve A. It can be frustrating for a guest to have to walk mile before he/her reaches their destination.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It's such an incredible hotspot. I love it the first time i went there. I was reluctant to leave. Am so glad i'll be transferring there this Spring semester. The architectural structure was awesome! The chasers and table were designed for interactions basically convenience for eating and gisting.
The variety of food is amazing, it varies from nutritional, to vegetarian, fat burgarian, if language permits. Name it whatever you want, it's in the Dining. You can also create the style of menu you want.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Biola University campus safety is secured starting from the entry of the campus the police check you in and give you a direction to where you and going nearest available parking fro convenience. You also see the patrol officer either on bike or car roaming about all willing to help in case you are lost. The first time i went their it was really a nice experience.
In addition, you feel safe while working amidst your friends because the campus is not that wide that you feel lost but spacious enough for you to feel the community which is one of the top priority in Biola.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: Money.... That's the Hardest Part. This school is VERY expensive. I believe the experience is worth it in the long run, but getting through it is a long haul. The financial aid department is somewhat helpful. I would strongly encourage a ton of prayer and thought when thinking about attending this school

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Great School, Not for Everyone – I love Biola and I couldn't imagine myself anywhere else. The people are all amazing and so friendly. The school is extremely safe and I always feel at home. Biola is extremely Christ centered, personally I love that part of it, but it is definitely not the "normal" college experience. Personally I have never heard of a party or drinking at Biola, so if that's what you're looking for I wouldn't recommend this University. This is a great place to grow in your faith and learn so much about yourself, Jesus Christ and your relationship with Him.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Girls to Guys Ratio: 3 to 1 – There are tons of girls on campus! there are 3 girls per every guy. Guys, all the girls are gorgeous! Girls, there are really great guys here! Some very godly men here. For the most part most of the people are "Hipster" or that's what style they're going for

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4 College Freshman

Majors: The professors make the program. Between them they have a broad range of knowledge and are able to deliver insight in almost everything that I could possibly be interested in. I am a Physics major. Despite the sciences not being Biola speciality, I have been quite happy here. My goal after college is to get a Masters degree and a PhD so that I may begin my career as a theoretical Physicist. The USA has been spending less and less money on basic research (the field I'm interested in), so finding a job in the States will probably be close to impossible. Therefore, I will probably travel to Europe or Canada to find a job.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors Are Fantastic! Biola, overall, is a great college. Mostly great approachable people. The campus is small but in a good way - not oppressively small. The real highlights though, are the professors. They are caring, friendly and open people who are genuinely interested in you and your success.

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.


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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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