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Reviews 1966 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Student

Weather: Did We Said the Sunshine State??? Err... we are talking Southern California. Weather is GREAT!!!! nough said.

5 College Student

Academics: Excellent Program – Ok so here's the disclaimer, I have not actually started the program yet and the review here expressed is based on my own opinions and research I've made. The Nursing program is 5 years instead of 4 which is good cuz it does provide you with more clinical experience. Their placement ration is nearly 100% and graduating rate is up there too. I understand they have state of the art facilities and many contracts with many hospitals in the area. It is one, if not the oldest nursing program in the area. I really can't comment on the instructors as I have not met any of them. I do know that, as a freshman, one does not start the program until the third year. Hope this helps :)

3 College Student

Transportation: Unfortunately, public transportation in southern California sucks. The good news is that the university has a pretty well organize carpool thing going. So either have your own car (there's plenty of parking - you may have to walk to your class but there's parking) or carpool. Using the bus, can be done but like I said, public transportation sucks down here. Hope this helps. :)

5 College Student

Academics: Registration Process – I have to say this university rocks. Everyone is so helpful and full of answers. They send you emails with reminders, they have all kinds of activities to really give you a feel of what the campus life is like. Best of all, they actually return your calls!

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Hit or Miss – The Biola Caf' is the main dinning option for on campus residents. While the food quality is exceptional the dishes may not be. I mean that the Biola Caf' always prepares food in a clean environment some of the dishes are not to my liking. However the Biola Caf' does a great job in providing different options to the students, for example, we have a salad bar with fresh greens, a gluten free station, and every other food station has a unique style of cooking. One station called 6th Street Grill serves grilled food such as melts and burgers. While another station called Home Cooking prepares food you would find in the home. However, after two years of the Caf' food, I want to move on from the repetitiveness.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Upperclassmen Get the Cut – The Biola Housing process, while they try their hardest to be fair it ends up cutting most of the upperclassmen out of the on campus community. Biola gives priority to incoming freshmen and sophomores but the problem is that there is too few housing places to keep all of the upperclassmen who want to live on campus, on campus. So the upperclassmen who get the cut end up scrambling within the last month of school to find people to live with and a place in which to live. While my time in the dorms were some of the most fun experiences of my life, my time as an upperclassman has left a bitter outlook on the Biola housing process.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Best Cafe Around – The Biola Caf is wonderful. The options are numerous, plentiful and delicious. The dining area is very comfortable and accommodating. It's a family-like atmosphere with both inside and outside opportunities.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Beautiful Campus – The Biola campus is beautiful and well maintained. It includes all features necessary for student life. Very welcoming and comfortable, the facilities are wonderful.

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3 College Senior

Scholarships: Fine for Me – Few complaints here - I've heard good stories, of Financial Aid helping people make it work, and bad stories... inconsistencies, poor communication, etc.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Not a College Town, but Plenty – Not much open late-night besides Taco Bell, froyo and a few donut shops, but pretty good options within a few miles.

3 College Senior

Technology: Macs Everywhere – Like the title says. Lots of Macs at this school, both in the students' hands and in the library. Computer labs are decent, but most people have their own computer. Network speed - depends on location, for example Hart Hall used to be terrible but now the Ethernet is crazy fast. Wireless access is sketchy in and around some older buildings.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are okay. The basketball team is great and have beat Azusa Pacific.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: There are people of all ethnicities on campus. The majority is caucasian, but everyone gets along overrall.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus Safety – Biola is one of the safest schools I know. Campus safety is everywhere and always available if you want someone to walk you back to your dorm late at night. They are very picky about parking and give out permits like no other. I personally, have never felt unsafe while walking alone on campus.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Campus Life – You can easily tell the way people live their life on this campus is unlike any other school, unlike any other christian school I've ever known of. I can't explain how friendly and loving everyone is.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Spiritually Grounded & Uplifting – The entire campus is palpable with love for God. Everyone is there for a specific reason and they focus on their spiritual walk and their education. Everything about this campus is amazing. I couldn't ask for a better school. The food is always good, healthy choices, great study spot and library, teachers truly care about you and your life and classes are always good, dorm life is awesome and the people are amazing!

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Never Crazy, Always Fun. Because we are a christian school and we all are focused on our christian walk(for a good 95% of us) there aren't a lot of crazy parties and whatnot but we do have a lot of good clean fun.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: Cafe Biola has to be one of the best dining halls that I have been to on a college campus. Everyone who comes to visit the campus absolutely loves the food and service. Unfortunately, we tend to get sick of the Caf food and miss home cooking. Biola treats us very well when it comes to the food, but the coffee has to be the worst part of the Caf.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Biola is a smaller university, so there are only three dining locations on campus to choose from. There is a large main dining hall where students can use their meal plans for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The meals vary from day to day, but the staff does a great job preparing food that is both healthy and appealing to college students. I would definitely say that we get the most out of our money. The other two dining locations on campus include "The Talon"- a coffe shop/cafe where you can grab a drink or snack between classes, and "The Eagle's Nest" where you can order anything from burritos, to sandwiches, to pasta. At both of these locations students can pay using their flex dollars. Overall Biola has great dining selections and food choices on campus.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: If you want to seek finaid you have to seek them. They dont really come find you unless you come to them

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorm Lifee – Hope is the best dorm on campus and also the newest one. If you are a guy I Dont recomend Emerson as it has no heating or air condition

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus Safety – Campus Saftey is legit. Seriously, It is so hard to get anything past them. They take their Job very seriously.

5 College Junior

Majors: Online TESOL Program – I have been very happy with the excellent tools I have acquired through this program. As an older student, with Skype and other online options I have been able to stay connected with not just the professors, but other students. The networking possibilities for future employment is especially helpful.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Biola University is an amazing place where you can grow both spiritually and intellectually. The professors (especially Bible profs)are amazing. If you are looking for a great Christian school, Biola is the place to be.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Our library is awesome. If what you want is not in the library, the library staff will find it and borrow it from another library. We have a fitness center and weight room which is free to all students and alumni. Overall, Biola has an awesome campus.


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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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