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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is attractive in their own special way. It is very diverse so everyone seems to dress differently and many people are in relationships. It seems like relationships and especially marriage are a big topic on campus which can be good or bad.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls at my school are welcoming and friendly.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The community here is great! The people are friendly, and many have a great sense of diverse style.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone at Biola is amazing! They're friendly and love meeting new people.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Very attractive Christ centered young men and women looking to love God before themselves!

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Biola's collection of students is very diverse, varying from "hipsters" to "homeschoolers," although most of them are just genuine human beings that aren't afraid to sit down and talk about anything. Many of the guys can be found wearing flannel and growing out their beards, whereas girls dress modestly but are usually very artistic. Simply put, the thrift stores nearby are doing quite well due to the Biolan population. Biola, on the outside, could definitely be stereotypical of a liberal arts school. 

Many people are in relationships on campus, and the joke "Bridal Institute of Los Angeles" (a play on "Bible Institute of Los Angeles" or BIOLA) is actually not that much of a joke, as most relationships bloom into marriage, if not during the course of school, at least by the end of the four years. The ratio of three girls to every guy is strong and noticeable, but this doesn't seem to affect the dating arena of Biola. It should also go without saying that Biola is virtually devoid of any sexual promiscuity.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
It is available, but it just goes unsaid, seeing as Biola has a strict policy against promiscuity on campus.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. GYRADs (Get Your Roommate A Date events)
  2. Common Grounds
  3. Café Biola
  4. Class
  5. Hall events
  6. Church
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. GYRADs (Get Your Roommate A Date events)
  2. Common Grounds
  3. Church
  4. SUB (Student Union Building)
Social Scene
Students are very outgoing. Many people in the suburbs enjoy walking through Biola's campus, just to talk with the students about their classes or just about the weather. Students love to go to the beach, Disneyland, and swing dancing in their free time.
Hookups or Relationships?
There is quite a bit of dating, just as any Christian college would have. Most relationships are serious and can last up to four years before culminating in marriage. It is very rare to see people breaking up or even hooking up for shorter than a few months.
Dress Code
Everyone is pretty modest. In terms of style, most follow the independent movement, but they still keep it classy if need be.
Did You Know?
GYRADs (Get Your Roommate A Date events) are a great way to get to know students of the opposite gender, and are put on by dorms nearly every other month.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 71 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 69 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 79 responses

  • 35% None
  • 17% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 12% Casual dating at your school
  • 11% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 11% Long-distance relationship
  • 7% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 4% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 3% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 0% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 27 responses

  • 29% Get involved in an activity you like.
  • 26% Be a good dorm neighbor
  • 16% Meet friends of friends & go on random adventures
  • 11% Wander around and run into people
  • 5% Just be nice to everybody and be yourself.
  • 4% Intramurals
  • 3% Open Hours Adventures
  • 3% Torrey
  • 3% Spend extra time in the Caf

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 25 responses

  • 27% Pretty much anywhere on campus.
  • 21% Class
  • 15% Hall events
  • 15% GYRADs (Get Your Roommate A Date events)
  • 7% Church
  • 7% Common Grounds
  • 7% Café Biola

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 27 responses

  • 41% Christ centered students
  • 41% World Influencers and Thinkers for Christ
  • 11% Friendly
  • 7% Genuine

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?     Based on 20 responses

  • 0% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 0% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 35% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 65% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 80 responses

  • 48% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 42% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 10% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 0% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.


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